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Success! Denis from Uganda raised $145 to fund mass excision surgery.

Denis
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  • $145 raised, $0 to go
$145
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Denis's treatment was fully funded on December 16, 2021.

Photo of Denis post-operation

December 22, 2021

Denis underwent mass excision surgery.

Denis had a successful surgery at Rushoroza Hospital. The swollen mass was removed successfully and Denis believes he will no longer cary the worry he had about it growing. He’s eager to do his day-to-day duties comfortably and believes he will now live an improved life.

Denis says, “I thank the donor program very much for giving me a reason to smile again because my condition was worrying and my family could not afford the surgery. May God protect and reward you.”

Denis had a successful surgery at Rushoroza Hospital. The swollen mass was removed successfully and Denis believes he will no longer cary th...

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September 20, 2021

Denis is a 64-year-old small scale farmer and a father of three children. He lives with his wife in a three-room home. Their family relies on farming for their daily food and sells the surplus to meet their other needs. Denis proudly shared that he has educated all of his children, and they are all married and now have their own responsibilities.

Three years ago, Denis developed a small mass under his left chest. The mass has been growing over time, and while testing confirmed that it is not cancerous, he needs to have the mass removed to reduce future risk.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Denis to receive treatment. A surgeon at AMH’s care center performed an exam and recommended that he undergo surgery. On September 21st, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Denis needs help to raise $145 to fund this procedure.

Denis shared, “I pray and hope to look normal again after the surgery. I am worried but I can’t afford it. I will continue with farming to be able to take good care of myself and my family.”

Denis is a 64-year-old small scale farmer and a father of three children. He lives with his wife in a three-room home. Their family relies o...

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Denis's Timeline

  • September 20, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Denis was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 21, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Denis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 22, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Denis received treatment at Rushoroza Hospital in Uganda. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • December 16, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Denis's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 22, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Denis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Mass Excision
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $145 for Denis's treatment
Hospital Fees
$73
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$19
Supplies
$26
Labs
$20
Other
$7

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