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Success! Tumwesigye from Uganda raised $280 for life-changing gynecological surgery.

Tumwesigye
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  • $280 raised, $0 to go
$280
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Fully funded
Tumwesigye's treatment was fully funded on March 11, 2016.

Photo of Tumwesigye post-operation

April 5, 2016

Tumwesigye received successful gynecological surgery.

“Tumwesigye underwent successful uterine prolapse repair,” reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “She is no longer at risk of infection and is no longer in pain. She can now walk well again and plans to resume her farming and fend for herself.”

“I feel good; I have no pain,” Tumwesigye said in her post-operative interview. “I am excited about doing pieces of work that I have not been able to do because of the sickness–especially digging because I have no one to take care of me. I expect to have enough energy and to walk with ease.”

"Tumwesigye underwent successful uterine prolapse repair," reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. "She is no lo...

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February 8, 2016

“I wish I could get help and be well again!” shares Tumwesigye, a 65-year-old woman from Uganda.

Tumwesigye was diagnosed with uterine prolapse, a condition that caused her uterus to drop out of her vagina. “It causes her back pain and she feels uncomfortable. If not treated, Tumwesigye may develop severe infection which could result in death,” explains our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).

“When Tumwesigye delivered her first child, she felt her lower abdomen was not stable; it was as if it was suspending. She didn’t get the same feeling after delivering the children that followed. However, after delivering her last child about 20 years ago her lower abdomen felt strange again. After some years her uterus came out. Tumwesigye was given herbs that made it go back inside again. Three months ago the uterus came out again. She came to Virika hospital for help after being advised by her neighbor,” explains AMHF.

$280 funds a treatment that will restore her uterus and no longer leave her at risk for severe infection. She will be able to go back to her work in the gardens. Tumwesigye is a widow with seven living children. Let’s help her get back on her feet and fund this treatment!

"I wish I could get help and be well again!” shares Tumwesigye, a 65-year-old woman from Uganda. Tumwesigye was diagnosed with uterine p...

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Tumwesigye's Timeline

  • February 8, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tumwesigye was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 15, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tumwesigye received treatment at Holy Family Virika Hospital 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.

  • March 8, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tumwesigye's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 11, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tumwesigye's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 5, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tumwesigye's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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