Success! Pauline from Uganda raised $137 to fund a mass removal for a swelling on her back.

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Fully funded
Pauline's treatment was fully funded on May 19, 2023.
  • Pauline's story
  • Pauline's update
December 20, 2022

Photo of Pauline post-operation

May 31, 2023

Pauline underwent a mass removal to heal a swelling on her back.

Pauline had a successful surgery to remove a worrying mass on her back. She headed home from the hospital in good health and was very gratef...

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Pauline's Timeline

  • December 20, 2022

    Pauline was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 21, 2022

    Pauline 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.

  • December 27, 2022

    Pauline's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 19, 2023

    Pauline's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 31, 2023

    Pauline's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Lourdez is a mother of three from the Philippines. Currently, her family depends on the income of their second child, who works as a call center agent. Lourdez shared that this income is not enough for the family's expenses and hopes that, after her treatment, she will be able to work and help earn money to support her family. Seven months ago, Lourdez began to experience troubling symptoms, including unbearable stomach pain that lasted for hours. She immediately consulted with a doctor. However, she knows her family cannot afford the cost of surgery, so she had to look for other treatment options. Fortunately, a friend brought her to one of our care centers, where the doctors advised Lourdez to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If left untreated, her symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP), Lourdez is scheduled to undergo a cholecystectomy on December 13th. The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation is supporting a portion of the cost of the procedure. WSFP is requesting $1,128 to cover the remaining cost of her surgery and care. Lourdez said, "This treatment will be a great help, not just for me but for my family. We have no other means of funding my surgery. As a basic earner, my daughter's income is often not enough for our family's needs and expenses. The free surgery would be a blessing and an opportunity for me to help my daughter earn for the family."

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