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Success! Nyirarwaza from Uganda raised $287 so she can work on her farm again.

Nyirarwaza
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  • $287 raised, $0 to go
$287
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Nyirarwaza's treatment was fully funded on October 31, 2016.

Photo of Nyirarwaza post-operation

November 16, 2016

Nyirarwaza was successfully treated.

Nyirarwaza’s hysterectomy to treat uterine prolapse was a success. She’s at home now recovering with her family, and says she’s excited to no longer be living in a miserable state. After recovery she will be able to walk well and be happy.

“I am well. I am very happy and praising God because my problem is over,” shares Nyirarwaza. “I was worried about my health but now I have hope I will live longer. My heart is full of joy.”

Nyirarwaza’s hysterectomy to treat uterine prolapse was a success. She's at home now recovering with her family, and says she's excited to n...

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September 30, 2016

Nyirarwaza is a 65-year-old widow from Uganda. She delivered all her four children, three girls and one boy, from home. All the girls are married and her son, the youngest child, graduated from the Teacher Training College two months ago.

Nyirarwaza has done manual work all her life. She produces her own food, but for the last two months she has not been able to do any work so she has to depend on her daughter in-law.

Nyirarwaza’s uterus started showing signs of coming out in 2006, but she was unable to go to hospital because she didn’t have money. She started using herbs, which she thinks prevented her condition from worsening until three months ago, when the uterus came out. As a result of her condition, Nyirarwaza has a constant backache and swelling between her legs, making it difficult for her to live a happy life.

For $287, Nyirarwaza will undergo a uterine prolapse repair surgery. After her surgery, she hopes to get well and resume working on her farm so that she can produce her own food without having to bother other people.

Nyirarwaza is a 65-year-old widow from Uganda. She delivered all her four children, three girls and one boy, from home. All the girls are ma...

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Nyirarwaza's Timeline

  • September 30, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nyirarwaza was submitted by Beth Wangigi, Watsi Program Lead at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 3, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nyirarwaza 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.

  • October 7, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nyirarwaza's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 31, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nyirarwaza's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 16, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nyirarwaza's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Uterine Prolapse Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $287 for Nyirarwaza's treatment
Hospital Fees
$200
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$77
Supplies
$0
Labs
$10

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

San

San is a 41-year-old woman who lives with her husband, daughter, and son in Burma. Her children are students, but the schools are closed due to a COVID-19 outbreak and teachers' strike against the military coup earlier this year. San and her husband rent land and grow sesame and sunflowers. They shared that their income last year from selling their harvest was about 1,500,000 kyat (approx. $1,500 USD) for the year, which is only enough to cover their daily expenses and basic health care. Unfortunately, the rainy season was late this year, and they could not grow any sesame as a result. San's family is worried about the impact this will have on their income and their family. Starting in May, San felt tired and developed a fever, so she visited the local clinic and received medication for her symptoms. While her fever reduced, she still felt tired, and her heartbeat increased. Three days later, her son developed a fever and also went to the local clinic. While there, San was able to share more about her condition with the clinicians. The doctor listened to her heart, gave her an injection and medication, and told her to come back if she continued to feel unwell. That night, San experienced heart palpitations and could not sit or lie down for long periods. On May 29th, she visited the Magway General Hospital, where she received oxygen, an injection, a blood test, and an electrocardiogram (ECG). Doctors also recommended an echocardiogram and a chest x-ray, which she received in follow-up care on May 31st. After reviewing the results of her tests, the doctors shared that San's heart valve does not work well and suggested meeting with a cardiologist for further testing. While the military coup made it challenging to find a cardiologist, San visited her brother's town for treatment. After further testing, a cardiologist diagnosed San with mitral valve stenosis and told her that she needed surgery to replace a damaged heart valve. Currently, San feels tired and suffers from heart palpitations when she walks short distances and cannot lie down for long periods. Fortunately, San was referred to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), to help afford her surgery. On October 3rd, San will receive treatment, and BCMF is requesting $1,500 to help directly fund her procedure. San said, “I would like to get better soon because my family had to try hard to borrow enough money for my treatment. This year, we will not be able to earn a profit from our farm. This year is very difficult for everyone. I would like my daughter and son to finish their studies. I would like to work hard for my family’s future. After I recover from my operation, I want to open a shop in my village to earn more money. I will try to send my daughter and son to school until they graduate. Thank you so much for supporting the cost of my surgery.”

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