Success! Annet from Congo raised $252 to fund a thyroidectomy so she can live free of pain and discomfort.

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Annet's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2022.
  • Annet's story
  • Annet's update
August 3, 2022

Photo of Annet post-operation

January 9, 2023

Annet underwent a thyroidectomy so she can live free of pain and discomfort.

Annet's thyroidectomy was successful and she's headed toward a complete recovery. She no longer has shortness of breath or difficulty in bre...

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Annet's Timeline

  • August 3, 2022

    Annet was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 3, 2022

    Annet 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.

  • August 4, 2022

    Annet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 28, 2022

    Annet's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 9, 2023

    Annet's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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