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Success! Prudence from Uganda raised $145 to fund thyroid surgery so she can regain her voice.

Prudence
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  • $145 raised, $0 to go
$145
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Prudence's treatment was fully funded on December 8, 2021.

Photo of Prudence post-operation

December 16, 2021

Prudence underwent thyroid surgery so she can regain her voice.

Prudence had a successful thyroidectomy that helped remove the thyroid mass that had led to difficulty in swallowing and communicating. She hopes to regain her voice soon and believes she will now live a better life. She was happy to be heading back home with renewed hope.

Prudence says, “I thank the donor program and Rushoroza Hospital for making my surgery a success. My husband and I were not well financially and I needed treatment urgently because my condition was getting worse day after day. May God bless you.”

Prudence had a successful thyroidectomy that helped remove the thyroid mass that had led to difficulty in swallowing and communicating. She ...

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November 19, 2021

Prudence is a 30-year-old nurse from Uganda who is married with two children. Her husband previously worked in road construction but is currently out of work. The family shared that they rely on Prudence’s income to meet their needs.

About eight months ago, Prudence visited her village and developed a severe cough after traveling. Eventually, she lost her voice but was hopeful that her condition would heal once the medication relieved her cough. However, when Prudence continued to experience voice loss on and off, she visited a doctor. Her scans revealed she has a thyroid complex cyst, and the doctors recommend surgery to address her condition and the risk of further complications.

Fortunately, Prudence traveled to the care center at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), to receive treatment. On November 20th, surgeons will remove the mass. AMH is requesting $145 to fund Prudence’s procedure.

Prudence shared, “I hope to get relieved of the mass in my thyroid so that I may regain my voice fully like I used to be before. I hope to continue my usual day-to-day duties as a nurse after my recovery.”

Prudence is a 30-year-old nurse from Uganda who is married with two children. Her husband previously worked in road construction but is curr...

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Prudence's Timeline

  • November 19, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 20, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Prudence 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.

  • November 22, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Prudence's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 8, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Prudence's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 16, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Prudence's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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

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Dafroza

Dafroza is a mother of 7 and a small-scale farmer. Her husband passed away in May 2019 and left her a three-room mud house for shelter. Her eldest is 30 years old and her youngest is in the seventh grade. Over 20 years ago, Dafroza began to experience troubling symptoms, including a small painless neck swelling. It gradually started increasing in size and she decided to use herbs but they did not help. She shared that did not bother seeking medical attention because she knew it was too expensive. Currently, she loses her voice whenever she talks or sings for a long time, she can no longer eat comfortably, and has trouble breathing while farming and sleeping. She came to our medical partner's care center Rushoroza Hospital for a review by the doctor. She was diagnosed with a non-toxic goiter and the doctor advised her to have surgery for which she is seeking financial support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Dafroza receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on January 7th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $333, and she and her family need help raising money. Dafroza says, “I heard the news from a friend who had the same treatment from Rushoroza Hospital and is doing well and looking good currently. I pray that I may also be like my friend through surgery. I will be able to keep farming as soon as I get better.”

7% funded

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$25raised
$308to go

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