Success! Mugyenzi from Uganda raised $220 to fund a cystectomy.

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Fully funded
Mugyenzi's treatment was fully funded on July 15, 2021.
  • Mugyenzi's story
  • Mugyenzi's update
May 21, 2021

Photo of Mugyenzi post-operation

July 8, 2021

Mugyenzi underwent a mass removal and is finally feeling well.

Mugyenzi received a successful excision surgery to remove the cyst that was causing him pain and discomfort. His risk of further complicatio...

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Mugyenzi's Timeline

  • May 21, 2021

    Mugyenzi was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 25, 2021

    Mugyenzi received 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.

  • May 25, 2021

    Mugyenzi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 8, 2021

    Mugyenzi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 15, 2021

    Mugyenzi's treatment was fully funded.

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Fatma is a 50-year-old mother of seven children aged between four and sixteen. She has faced considerable hardship, being a widow and the sole provider for her family, without a steady income. Fatma resides in Somalia, but also depends on the support of her niece that sells tea in Nairobi, Kenya. Unfortunately, she is unable to afford vital medical treatment. Since 2021, Fatma has been experiencing a persistent bloated feeling and discomfort in her lower abdomen. Initially treated for brucellosis and yellow fever at a local facility without improvement, the growth in her abdomen continued to enlarge, prompting both health concerns and a sense of self-consciousness due to the enlarged mass. She traveled to Kenya to seek medical advice, and further examination in Wajir suggested ovarian cancer, and the need for surgery. However, due to financial constraints, she sought help at our medical partner's care center, AIC Kijabe Hospital. Here, the diagnosis confirmed a large non-cancerous abdominal pelvic mass that needed to be removed through surgery. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Fatma receive treatment. On March 22nd, surgeons at AIC Kijabe Hospital will perform a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (TAH/BSO) procedure to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer and prevent future surgery for benign ovarian masses. Now, Fatma needs help to fund this $1,260 procedure. Fatma is hopeful as she awaits the surgery that promises relief. She says, “I look like a seven-month pregnant lady because of the growth. It is painful. I hope to get treatment so that this pain can go away.”

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