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Success! Milesi from Malawi raised $541 to fund uterine surgery.

Milesi
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  • $541 raised, $0 to go
$541
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Milesi's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Milesi post-operation

June 15, 2017

Milesi underwent uterine surgery.

Milesi had a successful and uncomplicated myomectomy. Milesi and her family are very pleased with her great outcome, and she is excited about being able to live her life without the pain and complications related to uterine fibroids.

Milesi had a successful and uncomplicated myomectomy. Milesi and her family are very pleased with her great outcome, and she is excited abou...

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April 12, 2017

Milesi is a 44-year-old woman from Malawi. She lives in Lilongwe, the nation’s capital, with her husband and child. She loves her family and also enjoys spending time with her friends at her church, where she is a devoted, long-time member.

In 2014, Milesi began to experience pain in her lower abdomen. Due to financial constraints, she was unable to seek treatment for this discomfort. Recently, however, she visited our medical partner’s care center, Nkhoma Hospital, and learned about Watsi. She was able to have a medical exam, and it was discovered that she has uterine and cervical leiomyoma—painful, non-cancerous fibroid growths.

Milesi is scheduled to undergo surgery on April 13. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $541 to cover the cost of the surgery. After treatment, Milesi will be able to return to her family and friends free of pain.

Milesi is a 44-year-old woman from Malawi. She lives in Lilongwe, the nation's capital, with her husband and child. She loves her family and...

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Milesi's Timeline

  • April 12, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Milesi was submitted by Alison Corbit, Project Coordinator at World Altering Medicine.

  • April 13, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Milesi received treatment at Nkhoma Hospital in Malawi. 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.

  • April 14, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Milesi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 15, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Milesi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Milesi's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Myomectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $541 for Milesi's treatment
Hospital Fees
$329
Medical Staff
$32
Medication
$160
Supplies
$0
Travel
$7
Labs
$13
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients experience abdominal pain, abdominal distention, and excessive bleeding.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients must live with discomfort, pain, and prolonged bleeding.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

There is no regional significance to this condition.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Usually, treatment starts with painkillers and hormonal medication only. If the patient experiences no improvement, she will be referred for more specialized care. An ultrasound will be done to determine the size of the fibroid and to exclude other possible reasons for abdominal distention.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The patient will experience less pain and immediate improvement of distention. If the patient was experiencing bleeding, the bleeding will stop.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

As with most surgeries, there is risk to undergoing anesthesia. There are also minor risks of infection or bleeding.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

The nearest alternative hospital is 50 kilometers away, and patients may experience long delays. This process can take several weeks or even months.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

The patient may use painkillers or hormonal treatments, but her symptoms will not be fully alleviated.

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