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Success! Imanirankunda from Uganda raised $270 to safely deliver her baby.

Imanirankunda
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  • $270 raised, $0 to go
$270
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Imanirankunda's treatment was fully funded on August 15, 2016.

Photo of Imanirankunda post-operation

September 8, 2016

Imanirankunda safely delivered her baby.

Imanirankunda’s C-Section was a success. She delivered a bouncing baby girl who she named Asante Kubuya Hurley. She was discharged and is expected to make a full recovery.

“I am well. I am very happy to have a baby,” Imanirankunda shared. “My husband, niece, and friends will help me to look after my baby. I am glad my arms are fine; I am able to lift my baby and to wash her. Thank you very much for the love you’ve shown me while you don’t know me. Thank you for your kindness.”

Imanirankunda’s C-Section was a success. She delivered a bouncing baby girl who she named Asante Kubuya Hurley. She was discharged and is ex...

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July 11, 2016

Imanirankunda is 28 years old and married. She and her husband are refugees from The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They are now living in a refugee camp in Uganda where they have been since February of 2016. Before that, they were living in a camp in Burundi.

In 2013, Imanirankunda delivered her first child by cesarian section (C-section) in Burundi. Unfortunately, the baby died at the age of two and a half years. A friend she met in Burundi helped pay for her surgery at the time.

She is now 37 weeks pregnant and is unable to deliver normally because of her previous scar, a contracted pelvis, and she is physically challenged – she cannot walk. Imanirankunda’s legs are too weak as she contracted polio when she was very young.

If Imanirankunda does not deliver through a C-section, she may suffer uterine rupture which would endanger both her and her child’s life. Uterine rupture’s occur when there is a tear in the wall of the uterus, typically at the site of a prior C-section scar.

A C-section will cost $270, which covers the surgery and seven days in the hospital to ensure Imanirankunda and the baby’s health.

While still in DRC, Imanirankunda learned how to read, write, and use a sewing machine. If she had a sewing machine and a wheel chair to sit in, she would be able to start an income-generating sewing project. After surgery and delivery, she hopes to take care of her baby with the help of her husband, friends, and other good-willed people.

“I hope to deliver a healthy baby,” Imanirankunda shares. “I am glad my hands are strong, so I will be able to hold my baby.”

Imanirankunda is 28 years old and married. She and her husband are refugees from The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They are now living...

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Imanirankunda's Timeline

  • July 11, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 12, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Imanirankunda 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.

  • August 9, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Imanirankunda's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 15, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Imanirankunda's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 8, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Imanirankunda's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Funded by 7 donors

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