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Kishichi is an 80-year-old mother from Uganda who needs $253 to fund surgery that will remove a mass from her pelvic region.

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June 22, 2020

Kishichi is an 80-year-old mother to one child. She earns a living from her banana and coffee plantation which she operates together with her husband. She grows small beans, groundnuts, and maize to eat but sells the surplus to earn a living.

Kishichi is experiencing abdominal pain and feels a hard palpable mass in her pelvic region. This has negatively impacted her quality of life. If she is not treated, her symptoms may worsen or she may develop cancer of the ovary. Fortunately, doctors at our medical parter, African Mission Healthcare, can help. They are requesting $253 to fund the cost of her surgery. Now, Kishichi needs your help to fund the cost of this treatment.

Kishichi shared, “I hope to be relieved from this condition after my surgery and I will continue with farming once I recover.”

Kishichi is an 80-year-old mother to one child. She earns a living from her banana and coffee plantation which she operates together with he...

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Kishichi's Timeline

  • June 22, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 22, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kishichi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 25, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kishichi 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.

  • July 10, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Kishichi's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Kishichi is currently raising funds for her treatment.

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Treatment
Curative Laparotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $253 for Kishichi's treatment
Hospital Fees
$165
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$44
Supplies
$40
Labs
$4

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Ko Myo

Ko Myo Zaw is a 41-year-old man who lives with his wife in Burma. He and his wife used to work as a seamster and sew children’s clothing. However, Ko Myo stopped working more than a year ago because of his poor health and he now relies on his wife’s income. On the 18th of June 2018, Ko Myo developed pain in his left waist after sitting for a long time. He then had to stand up every two hours to reduce the pain. This continued for a few more months, until he was no longer able to work. A year after he first experienced these symptoms, he went to Myawaddy Hospital to see a doctor. He received an x-ray and ultrasound which revealed he has a kidney stone in his left kidney. The doctor gave him medication to breakup the stone and Ko Myo took the medication for one year. The medication reduced the pain during the first month, but returned a month after that. By the 29th of May 2019, he could no longer take the pain and went to see the doctor at Myawaddy Hospital. The doctor then gave him stronger medications to reduce the pain and break up the stone. At the suggestion of a neighbor, he decided to seek treatment at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) across the border in Thailand, which he was told provides charitable health care. On 5th of October 2019, he arrived at MTC. The next day, he was brought to the local hospital where he received an ultrasound and an appointment to undergo laser treatment to breakup the kidney stone. He took out a loan to pay for the first round of treatment on November 24th, 2019. When he returned to the clinic in January to undergo a follow-up ultrasound, he was told they also found stones in his right kidney. Unable to pay for further treatment, Ko Myo was referred to Watsi Medical Partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance in accessing further treatment. Ko Myo's next appointment to undergo a second round of laser treatment will be on Jaunary 28th. He will complete treatment for the kidney stone in his left kidney, before he receives treatment for the stones in his other kidney. Currently, Ko Myo still has pain in his waist. Sometimes he feels tired and the area around his left waist feels hot. "Once I recover I would like to go back to work and pay back my loan," said Ko Myo.

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