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Success! Katushabe from Uganda raised $240 to fund a thyroidectomy.

Katushabe
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  • $240 raised, $0 to go
$240
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Katushabe's treatment was fully funded on October 1, 2017.

Photo of Katushabe post-operation

August 3, 2017

Katushabe underwent a thyroidectomy.

She should no longer experience pain or difficulty breathing and swallowing. This treatment will improve her quality of life.

Katushabe says, “Thank you very much Watsi for paying for my surgery. May God reward you. I hope to gain strength to work in my gardens.”

She should no longer experience pain or difficulty breathing and swallowing. This treatment will improve her quality of life. Katushabe ...

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June 23, 2017

Katushabe is a 35-year-old woman from Uganda. She is married and has four children, all of whom are in high school.

Two years ago, Katushabe noticed a swelling in her neck that has progressively increased in size. She was recently diagnosed with a multinodular goiter and requires a thyroidectomy in order to best combat her condition. Without surgical intervention, it will become extremely difficult for Katushabe to swallow and breathe.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $240 to fund Katushabe’s treatment. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 27 and, once completed, will hopefully greatly improve Katushabe’s quality of life.

“I cannot afford surgery without your help. I hope to regain my normal appearance of the neck and have peace of mind,” says Katushabe.

Katushabe is a 35-year-old woman from Uganda. She is married and has four children, all of whom are in high school. Two years ago, Katus...

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Katushabe's Timeline

  • June 23, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Katushabe was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • June 27, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Katushabe received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale.

  • July 07, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Katushabe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 03, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Katushabe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 01, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Katushabe's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Thyroidectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $240 for Katushabe's treatment
Hospital Fees
$163
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$22
Supplies
$49
Labs
$6

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Kateba

Kateba is a 66-year-old man who lives with his wife in Uganda. He is the father of five children—two boys and three girls—who are all grown up and self-employed and live with their own families. Kateba and his wife are farmers who cultivate food for both home consumption and for sale. About seven years ago, Kateba noticed swelling in a sensitive area, but he was scared to tell his children. He started using local herbs, but the swelling increased. In 2013, he decided to go the regional referral hospital and was diagnosed with bilateral hydrocele. The doctor recommended surgery, but Kateba had no money to pay for the procedure. A hydrocele is a sac of watery fluid that causes swelling in the groin. While hydroceles may occur at any age, the cause of their development is generally unknown. Now, Kateba has come to our medical partner's care center, Holy Family Virika Hospital, for surgical treatment of the hydrocele. During the operation, the surgeon will make a small incision to remove the sac of fluid and then use stitches to close the path so that no more fluid can accumulate. Kateba and his wife were affected by the long dry season, leaving them unable to harvest as much as usual and making it difficult to support themselves financially. Watsi's medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), requests $185 to pay for the hydrocele repair, as well as three nights in the hospital, an ultrasound, lab tests, and medicine for Kateba. His surgery is scheduled for August 9. "After surgery," shares Kateba, "I [will] have peace of mind." He looks forward to resuming his work on the farm with his wife.

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