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Success! Kakuliremu from Uganda raised $280 for gynecological surgery.

Kakuliremu
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$280
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Fully funded
Kakuliremu's treatment was fully funded on September 11, 2016.

Photo of Kakuliremu post-operation

September 15, 2016

Kakuliremu received gynecological surgery.

Kakuliremu’s uterine prolapse repair was a success. She will now no longer be in pain and experience the discomfort she did before. Her risk of infection has also been reduced. After recovery she will feel comfortable and will be able to bend and dig. She was discharged and is expected to make a full recovery.

“I am feeling well,” Kakuliremu shared. “The mass has not come out since the day I got surgery. I can even try bending again. I am excited about walking comfortably again. After recovery I will continue working in my gardens. Thank you very much for the help. May God give you a lot of blessings.”

Kakuliremu’s uterine prolapse repair was a success. She will now no longer be in pain and experience the discomfort she did before. Her risk...

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August 1, 2016

Kakuliremu is 72-years-old, a widow and mother of five children. She has no source of income and depends on her son who lives with her.

Two years ago, Kakuliremu started feeling lower abdominal pain and noticed an unusual mass. She feels very uncomfortable and she has back pain as well. Kakuliremu is unable to walk long distances, or dig. She visited a hospital in the past where she was admitted and advised to have surgery, but she couldn’t afford to pay for it. She has been diagnosed with uterine prolapse.

All of her children are subsistence farmers, and they cannot afford to pay for her treatment. Her son who brought her to hospital said, “If we had money, our mother wouldn’t have suffered for all this time. We see her in pain but our hands are tied; we have no money.”

As she was leaving the hospital, a lady in the ward advised her to come to Virika Hospital for assistance, where she has been recommended to have a uterine prolapse repair surgery. For $280, Kakuliremu will undergo this surgery to ease her pain and discomfort.

“The mass took away my peace and I am unable to do any work,” shares Kakuliremu. After surgery she hopes to resume digging to produce food for herself.

Kakuliremu is 72-years-old, a widow and mother of five children. She has no source of income and depends on her son who lives with her. T...

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Kakuliremu's Timeline

  • August 1, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 2, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kakuliremu received treatment at Holy Family Virika 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.

  • September 6, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kakuliremu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 11, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kakuliremu's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 15, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kakuliremu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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Collins

Collins is seventh grade student and is looking forward to finishing his primary school studies. He is the second born in a family of three children. His father is a motorbike taxi driver but was involved in an accident and broke his hand and is now unable to work. Their family now relies on Collins' mother who does laundry work and house chores to earn a living for their family. Collins is a happy and talkative boy. When he was young, his parents noticed his health condition took him to a nearby hospital for treatment. There he was examined but was not able to receive care at that time. His parents were not satisfied and went to another hospital where they recommended surgery. His family has not been able to cover the cost and Collins has not yet been treated. Fortunately, their church pastor heard about Collins’ condition and referred them to our medical partner's care center, BethanyKids Hospital. Collins was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Collins has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Collins will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on April 12th. AMH is requesting $646 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Collins’ mother says, “I used to feel bad about myself previously as I could not afford to cater for my son’s treatment. Now I’m happy with the progress and what God is doing in Collins’ life. We hope for the best with the surgery.”

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