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Kyomuhangi is a mom-of-eight from Uganda who needs $220 to fund a mass removal surgery.

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April 20, 2020

Kyomuhangi is a 47-year-old married mother to eight children. Two of her daughters are married and are small-scale farmers. Her other six children are all studying in both primary and secondary levels. Kyomuhangi is a subsistence farmer who relies on her small piece of land for their livelihood. She mostly grows crops like beans, maize, and millet. She also rears some domestic animals like pigs, chickens, and also has a couple of goats. Her husband is a policeman.

Kyomuhangi presented in the hospital with lower abdominal pain, chest pain difficulty in breathing, and lateral side pain over a period of three years. Her condition has affected her in that she fears to sleep on her sides and it has affected her work performance as a farmer since she can no longer go to the farm.

Kyomuhangi has been to hospital several times and was diagnosed early with an adnexal mass. Doctors have advised her to have surgery to remove the growth, but she could not afford it.

Kyomuhangi says, “I hope to have a good life after my surgery so that I can continue with cultivation.”

Kyomuhangi is a 47-year-old married mother to eight children. Two of her daughters are married and are small-scale farmers. Her other six ch...

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Kyomuhangi's Timeline

  • April 20, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kyomuhangi was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • April 22, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyomuhangi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 23, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kyomuhangi received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. 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.

  • June 22, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Kyomuhangi's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Kyomuhangi is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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

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Chit

Chit is a 39-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her daughter, mother-in-law, and her sister-in-law’s three children. Her husband has recently left the village to work in Bangkok so he could increase his income, especially since her condition has worsened. Since she became ill, she feels bored because she is unable to work. Around five months ago, Chit started to feel unwell with a stiff neck, headaches, and pain in her right eye. Soon after, she noticed that the black part of her right eye started to move inward toward the middle of her face, becoming crossed eyed. As soon as she noticed a change in her right eye, she went to a hospital to see a doctor about her condition. At the hospital, she underwent a CT scan of her head which showed normal findings. Therefore, the doctor just gave her an injection and oral medications. A week later, she decided to go see a local medic in her village because she felt like the medications were not helping. The medic looked at her medical test results, assessed her and said she might have a neurological condition. The medic gave her oral medication and another injection. She took the medication she received from the medic, and her symptoms subsided gradually. Chit's symptoms disappeared completely about 20 days ago, but this only lasted around 10 days because she noticed that the black part of her right eye had started to become white and the rest of her eye, normally white, started to turn red. She bought eye drops at a local medication stall, but they did not help. A few days later, she learned about Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), a charitable clinic, from one of her nephews. On January 11th, Chit visited MTC regarding her condition, and a medic explained that unfortunately her eye was not functional anymore and that it needed to be removed due to a severe infection. The medic also explained that if her right eye was not removed, the infection could spread to her left eye and cause the same problem. MTC then brought Chit to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) and the doctor there confirmed that her eye needs to be removed as soon as possible. Chit said, "It's upsetting to know that I need to have one of my eyes removed. But then, I feel that since the eye is bad, there is no sense in keeping it. In the future, if possible, I want to get a prosthetic eye."

77% funded

77%funded
$1,163raised
$337to go

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