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Baba from Mali raised $770 to get healthy.

Baba
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  • $770 raised, $0 to go
$770
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$0
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Fully funded
Baba's treatment was fully funded on May 17, 2013.

Photo of Baba post-operation

Baba received a TURP (transurethral resection of prostate) procedure to remove excess prostate tissue.

With the successful procedure, Baba is no longer dependent on a urinary catheter. He is now pain free and no longer isolated by his illness. Baba has returned to a healthy, peaceful life.

Baba said “the support I have received is like a miracle, because I had never even hoped to have the means to access this treatment.”

With the successful procedure, Baba is no longer dependent on a urinary catheter. He is now pain free and no longer isolated by his illness....

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For three years, Baba has been avoiding public life due to his reliance on a urinary catheter. Baba has urinary retention due to BPH, or an enlarged prostate. Because he has not had the resources to get an operation, Baba has been using a stopgap treatment, a urinary catheter that he has to have treated and drained every four days. The stigma of the catheter has seriously impacted his quality of life, as he has not been able to go out in public due to pain and catheter related odors.

In spite of these challenges, Baba remains optimistic and enthusiastic about life. He is a neighborhood comedian, and he never misses a game of cards. His providers say that he is a warrior!

Baba needs a total of $770 in order to have a procedure called a TURP (transurethral resection of prostate). This treatment will remove excess prostate tissue. This will prevent future possible cancerous growth, and, most importantly, Baba will no longer be dependant on a catheter.

Donating $30 will entirely cover the cost of the medication that Baba needs. $60 will pay for his lab analysis, and $80 will pay for his hospitalization. The total cost of the surgery will be $600. Working together, we can help this comedian get back into the community that he adores!

For three years, Baba has been avoiding public life due to his reliance on a urinary catheter. Baba has urinary retention due to BPH, or an ...

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Baba's Timeline

  • May 08, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Baba's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 17, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Baba's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Baba. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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Tibafumura

Tibafumura is a rural farmer from Uganda. She is a mother of three and shared that she lost her fourth born who was just one-year-old at the time. Her husband passed away fifteen years ago. He left his family a three-room semi-permanent house for shelter. She has managed to pay school fees for her children through farming and selling off some of her domestic animals. All of her three children are married, two of them are primary school teachers while the other one is still searching for a job. She receives minimal financial support since they too have their personal challenges in meeting their families' needs. Tibafumura starting feeling abdominal pains years ago. She visited different clinics and received tablets to relieve her pain. A scan at Rugarama Hospital showed that she had uterine fibroids but could not have the surgery due to lack of financial support from her family. She has now come to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center Rushoroza Hospital to seek medical advice. At Rushoroza, she presented with a history of lower abdominal pains that have become progressively severe and reports to have taken medication without improvement. If her fibroids are not treated, pain could stop her from doing her day to day survival activities and her quality of life would be affected negatively. Tibafumura likes grazing her cows whenever she gets free time but she no longer does this due to her severe pain. She has completely stopped farming since she cannot climb hills or walk long distances to go to the fields. She cannot afford the surgery charges and seeks financial support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $228 to fund Tibafumura's surgery. On October 7th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Tibafumura will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and her quality of life will improve. Tibafumura says, “My family cannot afford the surgery charges and I am in a lot of pain. I will resume farming as soon as possible to be able to support and take care of my family.”

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$70raised
$158to go

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