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Success! Dismus from Uganda raised $1,500 to fund surgery to correct a congenital condition.

Dismus
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Dismus's treatment was fully funded on September 17, 2020.

Photo of Dismus post-operation

August 7, 2020

Dismus underwent surgery to correct a congenital condition.

Dismus had a successful surgery in our facility. He no longer complains about stomach aches and is recovering well. His father brings him to the doctor to assess his recovery. The surgery has enabled him to pass stool normally.

Dismus’ father shared, “I’m grateful for your financial support of my son”

Dismus had a successful surgery in our facility. He no longer complains about stomach aches and is recovering well. His father brings him to...

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July 15, 2020

Dismus is a small child from Uganda. He is the second born in a family of two children and his parents are eager to see their son get treated. His father works in a local tea farm and his mother is a casual laborer who mostly washes clothes for neighbors.

Dismus was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. He needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction.

Dismus is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on July 16th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Dismus’s procedure and care.

After his recovery, Dismus will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future.

Dismus’ father shared, “I will be grateful for any financial help offered.”

Dismus is a small child from Uganda. He is the second born in a family of two children and his parents are eager to see their son get treate...

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Dismus's Timeline

  • July 15, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dismus was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 16, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dismus received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH) in Kenya. 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.

  • July 16, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dismus's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 7, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dismus's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 17, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dismus's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 34 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation Complete (3 stage)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,986 for Dismus's treatment
Subsidies fund $486 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,800
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$82
Supplies
$0
Labs
$9
Other
$95

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Komugisha

Komugisha is a small business woman from Uganda. She is a 41-year-old mother of three children, and she lives with them in a single-room rental house. After separation from her husband, Komugisha assumed the role as the sole breadwinner of her family. To earn a living, she trades in dry cereals to pay for the fees and expenses for her children, but faces difficulty when farming harvests are not productive. Six years ago, Komugisha began to experience troubling symptoms, including anterior neck swelling, difficulty breathing, and persistent pain. She was diagnosed with nodular goitre, or an enlarged thyroid gland. Initially, she had visited a different facility which gave her an oral medication, but her condition did not improve. Komugisha was also advised to undergo surgery, but she opted to use local herbs as medicine due to the costs. In the end, Komugisha was referred by a friend to our medical partner's care center, Nyakibale Hospital, where she had a scan diagnosing the goitre, and doctors suggest surgery to prevent worsening symptoms. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), is helping Komugisha receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on June 22nd at our medical partner's care center, where surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252. Komugisha shared, “I can no longer walk for longer distances yet my job requires much walking to look for the cereals. My children are still in need of daily upkeep. Please help me."

26% funded

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$66raised
$186to go

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