Donate to our  to urgently help people in need
Meet another patient

Watsi logo blueWatsi

Arinaitwe from Uganda raised $220 to fund a surgery to remove her ovarian cyst.

Arinaitwe
100%
  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Arinaitwe's treatment was fully funded on September 16, 2020.
February 2, 2021

Arinaitwe did not have surgery.

Our medical partner shared that Arinaitwe’s condition began improving, so her planned surgery did not happen. Arinaitwe was given antibiotics with the hope that it would help her condition and when she was reviewed before her surgery, the medical team found that her cyst had shrunk and began to clear on its own. She is no longer in need of surgery and our medical partner has asked that we support a different patient in need.

Our medical partner shared that Arinaitwe's condition began improving, so her planned surgery did not happen. Arinaitwe was given antibiotic...

Read more
June 30, 2020

Arinaitwe is a student and the youngest in the family of five children. She has two brothers, one is a driver and another one is a teacher in a local private primary school. All of her sisters are married, one is a nurse and another is a small-scale farmer. Arinaitwe’s parents are also small scale farmers, but her father mostly brews local alcohol called ‘waragi’. Arinaitwe is a first-year student at Kabale University and is pursuing a degree in education.

Arinaitwe arrived at hospital presenting with right iliac fossa pain, which she has experienced for two years now. Her condition is associated with a backache. She feels pain when she lifts a heavy load and has joint pain, especially late in the evening. She often experiences headaches as well. All this has caused her to have a poor quality of life and if not treated, her pain and discomfort will persist.

Her doctors have diagnosed her with Ovarian Cysts. They will perform a cystectomy treatment to restore her health. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $220 to help cover the cost of her surgery.

Arinaitwe shared, “I am hopeful for a better life after my surgery as I will be relieved from all the pain I have been experiencing. I will be able to continue with school after the COVID-19 lockdown.”

Arinaitwe is a student and the youngest in the family of five children. She has two brothers, one is a driver and another one is a teacher i...

Read more

Arinaitwe's Timeline

  • June 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 1, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Arinaitwe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 8, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Arinaitwe was scheduled to receive 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.

  • February 2, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Arinaitwe is no longer raising funds.

  • February 2, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Arinaitwe's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Cystectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $220 for Arinaitwe's treatment
Hospital Fees
$84
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$41
Supplies
$69
Labs
$5
Other
$6

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.