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Success! Mukamabano from Uganda raised $297 to fund corrective surgery.

Mukamabano
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  • $297 raised, $0 to go
$297
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mukamabano's treatment was fully funded on February 24, 2017.

Photo of Mukamabano post-operation

February 24, 2017

Mukamabano underwent corrective surgery.

Mukamabano’s fistula repair was a success. She will no longer experience troubling symptoms or social difficulty. After recovery, she will be able to do any work.

Mukamabano says, “I am feeling well…I never expected to get treatment because I didn’t have anywhere to get money from. After recovery I will continue looking for a job. I am very grateful to the doctors, the nurses, and the people who have paid for my surgery. God bless you with long life.”

Mukamabano’s fistula repair was a success. She will no longer experience troubling symptoms or social difficulty. After recovery, she will b...

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December 21, 2016

Mukamabano is a 27-year-old mother living in Uganda with a friend while she looks for a job. She has two sons who live with their paternal grandmother in Rwanda. Mukamabano’s husband passed away in 2012.

Eight years ago, during the delivery of one of her children, Mukamabano developed an abnormal condition in a sensitive area. Since then, she has been experiencing uncomfortable symptoms, but she has been unable to afford treatment. Finally, she visited our medical partner’s hospital, Holy Family Virika Hospital.

On December 27, Mukamabano’s physicians will perform a corrective surgery. The total cost of the procedure is $297, which covers medications, supplies, and two weeks of inpatient care.

Following recovery, Mukamabano will no longer experience uncomfortable symptoms. She plans to continue looking for a job so that she can support herself.

Mukamabano is a 27-year-old mother living in Uganda with a friend while she looks for a job. She has two sons who live with their paternal g...

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Mukamabano's Timeline

  • December 21, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 27, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mukamabano 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.

  • January 9, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mukamabano's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 24, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mukamabano's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 24, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mukamabano's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Fistula Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $297 for Mukamabano's treatment
Hospital Fees
$252
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$27
Supplies
$0
Labs
$18

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