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Success! George from Uganda raised $196 to fund the removal of a mass.

George
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  • $196 raised, $0 to go
$196
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
George's treatment was fully funded on December 13, 2017.

Photo of George post-operation

August 21, 2017

George underwent the removal of a mass.

After treatment, George feels relieved from pain. George hope to resume farming when he is fully healed.

He says, “I am very happy for help given to me by donors and Bwindi Community Hospital.”

After treatment, George feels relieved from pain. George hope to resume farming when he is fully healed. He says, "I am very happy for h...

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August 7, 2017

Meet George, a 56-year-old father of eight from rural Uganda. George and his wife are subsistence farmers who grow crops for their own consumption. George also works as a community farm laborer to supplement his family’s income.

George shares with our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, that a painful mass has grown in a sensitive area. George initially treated the mass with medicinal herbs and painkillers, but this failed to control the pain and swelling.

George will undergo a $196 surgical procedure on August 7 to remove the mass. Doctors have recommended this treatment pathway, as it will decrease the chances of the mass turning into a cancerous growth.

George is looking forward to going back to work and playing with his grandchildren. “I thank the donors for supporting my care,” he says.

Meet George, a 56-year-old father of eight from rural Uganda. George and his wife are subsistence farmers who grow crops for their own consu...

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George's Timeline

  • August 7, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    George was submitted by Barnabas Oyesiga, Communications Officer at The Kellermann Foundation, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • August 07, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    George received treatment at Bwindi Community 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.

  • August 21, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    George's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 21, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    George's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 13, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    George's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Mass Excision
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $196 for George's treatment
Hospital Fees
$69
Medical Staff
$17
Medication
$17
Supplies
$64
Labs
$29

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