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Success! Immaculate from Uganda raised $252 to fund a C-section surgery to deliver her baby safely.

Immaculate
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  • $252 raised, $0 to go
$252
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Immaculate's treatment was fully funded on December 10, 2022.

Photo of Immaculate post-operation

December 22, 2022

Immaculate underwent a C-section surgery to deliver her baby safely.

Immaculate had a successful surgery at Nyakibale Hospital after being funded by the Watsi community. She underwent a C-section to deliver her new child and welcomed a healthy baby boy. They were both discharged from the hospital in good health. She is grateful for the support she received!

Immaculate says,“I am grateful for funding my surgery to ensure that it becomes a success, may God bless you.”

Immaculate had a successful surgery at Nyakibale Hospital after being funded by the Watsi community. She underwent a C-section to deliver he...

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October 6, 2022

Immaculate is a farmer from Uganda. She is a mother of two children and is expecting a new baby. During her free time, she enjoys farming and spending time with her family. Immaculate trained as a primary school teacher and practiced for 5 years at a nearby school. However, due to too much job pressure with low and delayed salary, she opted out and decided to practice subsistence farming together with her husband. Their income is still low and without a functional health insurance system in her country, healthcare costs are high for their family.

Immaculate shared that she lost an earlier pregnancy on her way to the hospital. She worries that she labored at home for too long because of the cost of the care if they came to the hospital. Now she is expecting again and hopes that with support she can welcome a healthy baby to the world. Her doctors have recommended a C-section delivery so they can ensure the safety of both mother and child.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Immaculate undergo a C-Section on October 6th. This procedure will cost $252, and Immaculate’s family needs your support.

Immaculate says: “I hope to deliver my baby under your support as I am unable to raise money. Farming has not been very productive. I hope to continue working again soon after weaning my child.”

Immaculate is a farmer from Uganda. She is a mother of two children and is expecting a new baby. During her free time, she enjoys farming an...

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Immaculate's Timeline

  • October 6, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 6, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Immaculate received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale 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.

  • October 9, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Immaculate's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 10, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Immaculate's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 22, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Immaculate's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Elective Caesarean section (C-Section)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $252 for Immaculate's treatment
Hospital Fees
$86
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$46
Supplies
$81
Labs
$12
Other
$12

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