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Success! Brian from Uganda raised $145 to fund a mass excision surgery.

Brian
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  • $145 raised, $0 to go
$145
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Brian's treatment was fully funded on November 12, 2021.

Photo of Brian post-operation

November 15, 2021

Brian underwent a mass excision surgery.

Brian had a successful surgery at Rushoroza Hospital. The swollen mass on his right hand was removed successfully and doctors believe he should no longer be worried about further growth. Brian will now proceed with his day-to-day duties, especially farming, more comfortably and he is feeling hopeful to live an improved and more productive life.

Brian says, “I thank the donor program very much for giving me a chance to look and feel normal once again through surgery. My family and I are very happy. May you continue supporting and restoring the lives of the needy.”

Brian had a successful surgery at Rushoroza Hospital. The swollen mass on his right hand was removed successfully and doctors believe he sho...

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October 14, 2021

Brian is a 20-year-old small-scale farmer. His parents work as farmers and he has five siblings, some of whom are still in school. He’s started working as a small-scale farming to help make ends meet.

Six years ago, Brian developed a small painless swelling on his right wrist. Whenever he works for long periods of time, he is unable to use his wrist. He is worried about his condition and how it will impact him if it continues to worsen.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Brian to receive treatment. After examination at AMH’s care center, surgery is recommended. On October 16th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Brian needs help to raise $145 to fund this procedure.

Brian shared, “I hope that the surgery will help remove the cyst and allow me to use my hand with ease from now on.”

Brian is a 20-year-old small-scale farmer. His parents work as farmers and he has five siblings, some of whom are still in school. He's star...

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Brian's Timeline

  • October 14, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Brian was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 16, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Brian received treatment at Rushoroza 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 19, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Brian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 12, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Brian's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 15, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Brian's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Mass Excision
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $145 for Brian's treatment
Hospital Fees
$73
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$19
Supplies
$26
Labs
$20
Other
$7

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Phyu

Phyu is a 17-year-old who lives with her parents, husband, and two brothers on the Thai-Burma border. Her father and husband work as day labourers, while her mother looks after her two younger brothers. Phyu used to help on small jobs too, but stopped six months ago when she first felt unwell. Beginning last October, Phyu felt tired, experienced chest tightness, and oedema in both her legs. A few days later, she went to a clinic and was told that she has a problem with her heart. She received medication and a follow-up appointment for the following week. Although she took the medication regularly, she did not feel any better. When she went back to the clinic, it was closed due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in their area. While she waited for the clinic to reopen, the swelling in her legs worsened and she also had difficulty breathing. Eventually, her employer drove her to Phop Phra Hospital, where she was admitted and given oxygen. The doctor at the hospital referred her to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) the next day where she received a number of diagnostic tests. The doctor told her that she has a heart condition and diagnosed her with aortic valve regurgitation. The medical team shared that she needed to undergo surgery and told her to travel to Chiang Mai where they can provide the care she needs. Worried about how her family would afford the surgery, once Phyu arrived at the clinic, a medic referred her to our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance accessing the treatment she needs. Currently, Phyu feels tired if she walks far or when she has to do anything strenuous such as carrying water or cleaning her house. If she sleeps on her back, she has difficulty breathing. Although she still has oedema in her legs, the swelling has gone down since she started taking medication from MSH. “When I recover from surgery, I want to work to help increase my family’s income so that we can pay back our debt. I also want to support my brother who is attending a teacher training college in Burma. He is a second-year student now," said Phyu with new hope for her future.

81% funded

81%funded
$1,226raised
$274to go

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