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Success! Nyindombi from Uganda raised $280 for life-changing gynecological surgery.

Nyindombi
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Fully funded
Nyindombi's treatment was fully funded on March 7, 2016.

Photo of Nyindombi post-operation

April 3, 2016

Nyindombi received successful gynecological surgery.

Nyindombi’s uterine prolapse repair was a success, and she is no longer in pain or at risk for infection. She is feeling much better and is able to walk well again. After recovery, she hopes to continue looking after her husband and grandchild.

Nyindombi and her family are very grateful for the surgery and support. When asked if she had a message for donors, she shared: “I will never forget you. You have saved my life. God bless you.”

Her son, who was with her during surgery, added: “I was worried about my mother’s condition. Thank you very much for your kindness.”

Nyindombi’s uterine prolapse repair was a success, and she is no longer in pain or at risk for infection. She is feeling much better and is ...

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February 8, 2016

“I’m glad there are people who can help me,” says Nyindombi, a 71-year-old woman from Uganda. Nyindombi is a patient with our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). She recently experienced uterine prolapse, and has ulcers due to friction between her uterus and thighs.

“Nyindombi has delivered all of her nine children in the village without medical care,” explains AMHF. “A year after she delivered her last child, 25 years ago, she felt as if her uterus was not in its position. A few years after, she started feeling lower abdominal pain and headache.”

“Early 2015 she notice her uterus was coming out but she didn’t have money to go for treatment,” continues AMHF. “She decided to live with the condition until at the beginning of 2016 when she was advised to go to AMHF to seek assistance.”

If not treated, there is a significant risk that she develops a severe infection from the ulcers. $280 funds a treatment that will treat her condition, and prevent risk of severe infection. She will be able to walk well again.

Let’s help her get back on her feet!

“I'm glad there are people who can help me,” says Nyindombi, a 71-year-old woman from Uganda. Nyindombi is a patient with our medical partne...

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Nyindombi's Timeline

  • February 8, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 9, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nyindombi 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.

  • March 7, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nyindombi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 7, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nyindombi's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 3, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nyindombi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Funded by 1 donor

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Fred

Fred is a motorbike delivery man from Kenya. He is the last born in a family of five. Fred recently got a job in Nairobi making deliveries using a motorbike. He has only been working for two months at his job. On average, he can make $4 a day. The single young man lives in an apartment costing $30 a month. He does not have active medical insurance coverage do to the cost. His parents are small-scale farmers who grow food crops for home-use on their half an acre piece of land in Kisii. Fred's parents rely on him for upkeep and income since not all his siblings have jobs. To save money, he had travelled to his ancestral home in Kisii (about 500 km from Nairobi) to visit his elderly parents using his work motorbike. He was involved in an accident along Maai Maihiu road while going back to Nairobi. A personal car was on the wrong side of the narrow road and unfortunately hit him. He was rushed to Kijabe Hospital as an emergency case and admitted right away. X-rays revealed that he has a midshaft fracture femur, distal fibular fracture, ulna styloid fracture, Scaphoid fracture, and fracture of his finger.. The Orthopedic team has recommended right femur and right distal tibia fracture repair surgery. He is currently unable to walk or use his right leg and arm. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 25th, Fred will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. He will be able to walk again and use his arm again Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure. Fred says, “I am young and have a life to lead, I cannot lose my leg. I recently started working with high hopes for my future and supporting my elderly parents. I also promised my brother to pay for his college fees. Sadly, I now cannot walk or use my legs”.

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