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Success! Niwenyesiga from Uganda raised $145 to fund a mass excision surgery.

Niwenyesiga
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  • $145 raised, $0 to go
$145
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Niwenyesiga's treatment was fully funded on September 21, 2020.

Photo of Niwenyesiga post-operation

August 7, 2020

Niwenyesiga underwent a mass excision surgery.

Niwenyesiga had a successful surgery that helped remove a soft tissue tumour from her thigh. Through this surgery, she will be able to walk without pain, even long distances; and being a businesswoman, this will improve her productivity and ability to support her family. She was discharged with minimal complaints and once fully recovered, will have a better quality of life.

Niwenyesiga says, “I thank Watsi and Rushoroza Hospital for their joint effort in making my surgery a success. I will continue with my business and plan to open up a simple mobile money shop with my husband’s support.”

Niwenyesiga had a successful surgery that helped remove a soft tissue tumour from her thigh. Through this surgery, she will be able to walk ...

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July 15, 2020

Niwenyesiga is a business owner from Uganda. She usually sells second-hand clothes around town, but her business has been closed for some time due to the current COVID-19 conditions in her country. Her husband is a small-scale farmer and they rent a single room home. They currently cannot afford the surgery charges

For the last three years, Niwenyesiga has experienced pain and discomfort and has been diagnosed with a mass on her thigh. The mass is causing severe pain and needs to be excised to prevent her symptoms from growing worse.

Fortunately Niwenyesiga traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On July 16th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Niwenyesiga needs help to raise $152 to fund this procedure.

Niwenyesiga shared, “I hope for an improved life after the surgery. Being able to walk comfortably will enable carry out my duties normally and enable me to take good care of my family. I will resume working at my business as soon as possible.”

Niwenyesiga is a business owner from Uganda. She usually sells second-hand clothes around town, but her business has been closed for some ti...

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Niwenyesiga's Timeline

  • July 15, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 16, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Niwenyesiga received treatment at Rushoroza 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.

  • July 16, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Niwenyesiga's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 7, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Niwenyesiga's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 21, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Niwenyesiga's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Mass Excision
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $145 for Niwenyesiga's treatment
Hospital Fees
$73
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$19
Supplies
$26
Labs
$20
Other
$7

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