Meet another patient

Watsi logo blueWatsi

Success! Atuhaire from Uganda raised $120 to remove a painful lipoma.

Atuhaire
100%
  • $120 raised, $0 to go
$120
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Atuhaire's treatment was fully funded on January 31, 2016.
January 9, 2017

Atuhaire had her lipoma successfully removed.

Atuhaire underwent a successful lipoma excision. She is no longer in pain, and the risk that the mass will grow has been minimized.

Atuhaire underwent a successful lipoma excision. She is no longer in pain, and the risk that the mass will grow has been minimized....

January 13, 2016

Atuhaire is a 27-year-old student who lives with her parents and siblings in Uganda. She came to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), seeking treatment for a lipoma on her buttocks.

Lipomas are benign, fatty tumors that grow between the skin and underlying layer of muscle. They can occur anywhere on the body, and they are generally small but can grow to greater than 10 centimeters in diameter. Lipomas can be painful if they press on nearby nerves or have numerous blood vessels. While their cause is unknown, they tend to run in families.

“The pain Atuhaire has on her buttocks cannot allow her to concentrate in class or study,” explains AMHF. “She cannot sit properly, and when it’s hot, the pain is more severe, and she even gets palpitations across the whole back. Sometimes, the lipoma oozes out some pus.”

Atuhaire’s parents barely earn enough money to provide for their family and pay school fees for Atuhaire. They cannot afford to pay for the medical care that Atuhaire needs to treat the lipoma.

For $120, Atuhaire will undergo surgery to remove the lipoma from her buttocks. Funding also covers the cost of three days of hospital care, including lab work and medicine. “After a mass excision, Atuhaire will be relieved from the pain,” says AMHF.

“I hope that after the surgery, I will be fine and able to sit well in class and concentrate,” shares Atuhaire.

Atuhaire is a 27-year-old student who lives with her parents and siblings in Uganda. She came to our medical partner, African Mission Health...

Read more

Atuhaire's Timeline

  • October 29, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Atuhaire 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.

  • January 13, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Atuhaire was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 30, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Atuhaire's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 31, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Atuhaire's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 9, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Atuhaire's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.