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Success! Mpirirwe from Uganda raised $145 to fund a mass excision surgery.

Mpirirwe
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  • $145 raised, $0 to go
$145
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mpirirwe's treatment was fully funded on November 18, 2020.

Photo of Mpirirwe post-operation

October 16, 2020

Mpirirwe underwent a mass excision surgery.

Mpirirwe had a successful surgery that helped relieve her of a right mandibular mass. Through this surgery, she will be able to comfortably proceed with farming since she will no longer be in pain, this will improve her ability to work and care for her family. She was discharged with minimal complaints and will live a better life.

Mpirirwe says, “I thank the Watsi program and Rushoroza hospital for the joint support in making my surgery a success. I will resume farming as soon as possible to be able to sustain my family. May God bless you.”

Mpirirwe had a successful surgery that helped relieve her of a right mandibular mass. Through this surgery, she will be able to comfortably ...

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July 15, 2020

Mpirirwe is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. She is a mother of six, most are already married. She is the sole caretaker of her husband who was paralyzed six years ago. They live in a three-room semi-permanent house.

For the last 40 years, Mpirirwe has experienced no pain but as her mandibular mass has grown bigger, she experiences discomfort and disfigurement of her appearance. The mass needs to be excised to prevent her symptoms from growing worse.

Mpirirwe traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On July 16th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Mpirirwe needs help to raise $145 to fund this procedure.

Mpirirwe shared, “With this surgery, I will be able to work comfortably again and be more productive. I will also comfortably attend church services and participate in other public activities as others do.”

Mpirirwe is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. She is a mother of six, most are already married. She is the sole caretaker of her husband who...

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Mpirirwe's Timeline

  • July 15, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 16, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mpirirwe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 06, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mpirirwe received treatment at Rushoroza 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.

  • October 16, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mpirirwe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 18, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mpirirwe's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Mass Excision
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $145 for Mpirirwe's treatment
Hospital Fees
$73
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$19
Supplies
$26
Labs
$20
Other
$7

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Alamunyaki

Alamunyaki is an 11-year-old boy and the fourth born in a family of five children. Alamunyaki is a very social and hard-working boy. He has not had the chance to join school due to his parent’s financial challenges. There is hope for Alamunyaki joining school because one of his uncles has offered to take him and support him in school next year. It is also Alamunyaki’s uncle who decided to seek treatment for his nephew who has burn contracture on his right hand from the elbow all the way down to the wrist and fingers, making it impossible for him to hold things with the hand. Alamunyaki’s parents are small scale farmers of maize and vegetables, which they mostly use for their own consumption and sell what they can of the harvest in order to get money to buy other commodities. They also have a few goats which Alamunyaki and his siblings help their parents in grazing. Alamunyaki was involved in a fire accident when he was two years old. He was at the fireplace with his siblings warming themselves while their mother was preparing dinner. Alamunyaki was dressed in his traditional maasai clothing which caught fire by accident. Alamunyaki sustained a severe burn and needed to be taken to the hospital but due to his parent’s financial constraints they couldn’t take him and treated him at home using herbal and traditional medicines. The skin around the burns has contracted making it impossible for him to use his right hand. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Alamunyaki receive treatment. On March 3rd, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to he will be able to use his. Now, their family needs help to fund this $639 procedure. Alamunyaki’s uncle says: “I would like my nephew to go to school next year but I understand it’s not going to be easy if he does not have his right hand correct. Kindly help him because his parents cannot afford the cost.”

22% funded

22%funded
$143raised
$496to go
Saidi

Saidi is a 23-year-old from Tanzania who was born with spina bifida. He was able to have his spina bifida corrected when he was younger, which saved his life and allowed him to grow up to a strong young man. Saidi was able to go to school until class seven but was not able to continue with his education due to his parents' financial challenges. Saidi’s parents are small-scale farmers and have six children, of which Saidi is the third born child. Saidi used to join his parents in farming, but he had to stop and seek treatment because his legs and feet are bowed, which makes standing and walking very challenging. In 2014, Saidi came to our medical partner's care center to seek treatment because he had limb external rotation, which was causing him difficulty with walking and carrying out daily life activities. Through funding support, he was able to have his feet and legs corrected, and was able to resume normal life once more. Since then, over the last few years Saidi’s left foot has developed a serious infection that has struggled to heal. The infection would repeatedly start to heal but would return within five to six months, which makes it difficult for him to work and make a life for himself. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 19th, Saidi will undergo a left leg amputation below the knee to save him from the pain and suffering he is going through as doctors noted his foot can no longer be saved. Through this surgery, Saidi will eventually be able to use a prosthetic leg which will enable him to walk with ease and return to his daily life activities. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,088 to fund this procedure. Saidi shared, “Please help me as this foot has taken me through so much suffering and pain. I would like to be able to work and make a living for myself, but due to this infection I haven't been able to do that. Kindly help me.”

62% funded

62%funded
$680raised
$408to go

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