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Barungi is a manager of a small shop from Uganda who needs $152 to fund a mass removal on her thigh.

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June 2, 2020

Barungi runs a soft drinks mini shop in Kampala City selling juices, sodas, and other drinks. Her husband works in the same region as a casual laborer on different construction sites. They own a two-room permanent house for shelter. They have no children yet after losing their first child shortly after birth.

At Rushoroza Hospital, Barungi presented with long-standing history of a right upper thigh mass that has been progressively increasing in size and shared that the mass has been painful since she was 14 years old. If not treated through a mass excision, it may further grow and she could develop severe pain that would stop her from doing her work. It may also develop into a carcinoma.

Barungi told us, “With the surgery, I will be able to work comfortably again and be able to dress smartly like other women do. I pray that my request to Watsi supporters may be granted.”

Barungi runs a soft drinks mini shop in Kampala City selling juices, sodas, and other drinks. Her husband works in the same region as a casu...

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Barungi's Timeline

  • June 2, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Barungi was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • June 03, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Barungi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 04, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Barungi received treatment at Rushoroza Hospital. 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 10, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Barungi's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Barungi is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Mass Excision
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $152 for Barungi's treatment
Hospital Fees
$87
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$19
Supplies
$26
Labs
$20

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