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Success! Tumubwine from Uganda raised $220 to fund a mass removal.

Tumubwine
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tumubwine's treatment was fully funded on December 2, 2019.

Photo of Tumubwine post-operation

December 1, 2019

Tumubwine underwent a mass removal.

Tumubwine received a successful cystectomy treatment due to right tubo-ovarian mass. She has been relieved of the pain and she will have improved quality of life as she recovers fully.”

Tumubwine says, “Thanks for the support I have received because it was not easy for me to pay for this surgery as I don’t have money. May you continue with the same spirit. I hope to continue with cultivation after recovery.”

Tumubwine received a successful cystectomy treatment due to right tubo-ovarian mass. She has been relieved of the pain and she will have imp...

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October 2, 2019

Tumubwine reported complaining of right-sided iliac fossa pain for the whole month. This pain brings her discomfort in that she feels it more when carrying out any heavy-duty or working for longer hours hence living a poor quality of life. If not treated, symptoms may persist.

Tumubwine had never tried out seeking medical attention since money for her treatment is a problem. Having heard of the SAFE program at Nyakibale via a brother who is staff within the hospital, she decided to come for support. A diagnosis of right tub ovarian mass and cystectomy was recommended as a treatment for the goodness of her condition.

Tumubwine is a 28 years old mother to one child has both parents who are small scale farmers. She was born with six siblings were by some are teachers and another one is a nurse. Her husband is a bodaboda rider she can’t afford the cost of her surgery, she needs SAFE programs support.

Tumubwine reported complaining of right-sided iliac fossa pain for the whole month. This pain brings her discomfort in that she feels it mor...

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Tumubwine's Timeline

  • October 2, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 3, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tumubwine 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.

  • October 8, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tumubwine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 1, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tumubwine's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 2, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tumubwine's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Cystectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $220 for Tumubwine's treatment
Hospital Fees
$84
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$41
Supplies
$69
Labs
$5
Other
$6

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Tean is a 33-year-old garment factory worker. She is married with a son and a daughter, and her husband is a security guard. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the factory where she was employed has been closed for over three months. It has been difficult to find other work, but she has enjoyed being able to spend more time with her children. She loves reading stories to them, as well as going for walks by herself and listening to music. Three years ago, Tean developed a pterygium in her right eye, causing her severe irritation, occasional pain, and tearing. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside. When Tean learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for six hours with her sister seeking treatment. Tean needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $216 which covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for May 14th. Tean shared, "I am happy I can get this surgery, and I hope that I will not have eye pain or irritation anymore. When my factory opens again I will be able to work easily and enjoy my time with my family."

20% funded

20%funded
$45raised
$171to go

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