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

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

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Arinaitwe's Timeline

  • June 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 01, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Arinaitwe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 08, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Arinaitwe was scheduled to receive treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. 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 16, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Arinaitwe's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Arinaitwe's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

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

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Ndyamuba

Ndyamuba is an elderly man who is a farmer from western Uganda. He cultivates maize, beans and cassava for his family of six. He also has a small plantation of coffee and bananas. For about two years, Ndyamub has had a hydrocele, which is a swelling in a sensitive area, and it has recently become quite painful. After doing strenuous activities, such as cultivation or standing for a length of time, he starts to feel uncomfortable. Ndyamuba had not been to a hospital before he went to Nyakibale Hospital for a scan. After reviewing his scan, the surgeon recommended a hydrocelectomy surgery to help correct his condition. The surgery will reduce the likelihood that Ndyamuba experiences further pain. Without treatment, he will not be able to continue working. However, this procedure is costly for Ndyamuba and his family. Due to his older age, he is no longer able to cultivate his crops as much as before. His children also have limited income and are not able to support his medical fees. Ndyamuba is appealing for financial support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $146 to fund Ndyamuba's surgery. On October 20th, he will undergo a hydrocele repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Ndyamuba shared, “The only hope I have of recovering from this condition is undergoing surgery. I hope to have a new life and resume farming after I have fully recovered.”

34% funded

34%funded
$50raised
$96to go

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