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Success! Ampiire from Uganda raised $220 to fund an ovarian cyst removal.

Ampiire
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Ampiire's treatment was fully funded on July 21, 2021.

Photo of Ampiire post-operation

July 8, 2021

Ampiire underwent an ovarian cyst removal.

With a diagnosis of ovarian cyst, Ampiire successfully underwent a cystectomy surgery treatment. She is now free from discomfort and can eat well again. The surgery prevented the ovarian cyst from becoming malignant and she is feeling relieved.

Ampiire shares with gratitude, “Thanks to you donors for funding my surgery. I look forward to continuing with farming to better my family.”

With a diagnosis of ovarian cyst, Ampiire successfully underwent a cystectomy surgery treatment. She is now free from discomfort and can eat...

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May 21, 2021

Ampiire is a 30-year-old married mother of three children, including two girls and one boy who are all in school. Ampiire lost her parents at a young age and didn’t finish school, instead staying home to care for her younger siblings. She educated them, and now one sibling is a hairdresser while the other is a teacher. Ampiire earns a living from small-scale farming and normally grows crops like beans, potatoes and maize for consumption at home. She also sells off the surplus to generate income, while her husband is a tailor.

For about a year, Ampiire has experienced pain in her lower right abdomen. The pain interferes with her day-to-day life, and worsens whenever she is farming, washing clothes, or when she walks a long distance. She also has abdominal bloating and discomfort that has affected her eating habits, and she has experienced notable weight loss. Ampiire had never been to the hospital for medical treatment for her condition due to a lack of finances and because she thought the pain would stop. However, when the pain worsened, she visited a doctor who diagnosed her with a bilateral ovarian cyst. The doctor recommended a cystectomy. If her condition is not treated, the cyst could turn malignant, or cause acute abdominal tenderness.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Ampiire to receive treatment. On May 22nd, Ampiire will undergo a cystectomy at AMH’s care center, and now AMH is requesting $220 to fund her procedure.

Ampiire shared, “I really have hope that with your support, I will have surgery. I hope to regain my health and continue farming to support my family.”

Ampiire is a 30-year-old married mother of three children, including two girls and one boy who are all in school. Ampiire lost her parents a...

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Ampiire's Timeline

  • May 21, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 25, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ampiire's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 27, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ampiire 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.

  • July 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ampiire's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 21, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ampiire's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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

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Tuhirweomugisha

Tuhirweomugisha is a farmer and a 45-year-old mother of 4 children. All of her children are in school and she is the only provider for the family after losing her husband in 2002. Tuhirweomugisha has been working primarily as a small scale farmer and also is weaving of local baskets and mats to earn extra income. 11 months ago, Tuhirweomugisha has been experiencing lower abdominal and back pain, poor appetite, along with other symptoms. She has been diagnosed with premalignant cervical lesion, which has the potential of turning into cancer if not treated. Tuhirweomugisha had initially gone to a hospital near her home where surgery recommended. However, the cost was very high and her only option was to sell her only piece of land, compromising her source of income which her children's futures depend on. Instead, Tuhirweomugisha turned to our medical partner's care center, Nyakibale Hospital. After review, she was diagnosed with the premalignant lesion and requires a total abdominal hysterectomy to remove her uterus in order to suppress chances of the lesion turning cancerous and affecting her quality of life. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $219 to fund Tuhirweomugisha's surgery. On June 22nd, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Tuhirweomugisha will be able to resume her daily activities with ease. Tuhirweomugisha hopes to return to her responsibilities soon, “I have failed to raise money for my hospital bill on my own and I hope that with your support, I will be able to regain my health and continue working hard through farming to provide for my children.”

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$50raised
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