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Success! Butaara from Uganda raised $145 to fund a mass excision procedure on her back.

Butaara
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  • $145 raised, $0 to go
$145
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Butaara's treatment was fully funded on March 1, 2021.

Photo of Butaara post-operation

March 5, 2021

Butaara underwent a mass excision procedure on her back.

Butaara had a mass excision surgery to remove a lipoma on her back. The surgery was successful and she reports feeling a major improvement already. Butaara hopes that now she will be able to comfortably resume farming. She believes she will have a higher quality of life after her recovery since she will be able to perform her other day-to-day duties comfortably.

Butaara told us, “I can’t thank you enough because I had lost hope and my condition was worrying. May God reward the Watsi program for standing in for me and rescuing me from the poor condition.”

Butaara had a mass excision surgery to remove a lipoma on her back. The surgery was successful and she reports feeling a major improvement a...

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January 12, 2021

Butaara is a 71-year-old small scale farmer. Butaara is a mother of seven children, with her firstborn now 49 years old, while her youngest child is 37 years old. Most of her children are married and are low-income earners who were not able to complete school. Both she and her husband are farmers, and her husband is also on the local council of their village. They own a four-room semi-permanent house for shelter.

For the last 25 years, Butaara has experienced worsening pain and discomfort on her back. Upon visiting our medical partner’s care center, doctors recommend that the mass needs to be excised.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 13th, surgeons will remove the mass on her back. Now, our partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $145 to fund this procedure.

Butaara shared, “I want to be able to work comfortably again and become an even more productive farmer.”

Butaara is a 71-year-old small scale farmer. Butaara is a mother of seven children, with her firstborn now 49 years old, while her youngest ...

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Butaara's Timeline

  • January 12, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 13, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Butaara 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.

  • January 14, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Butaara's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 1, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Butaara's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 5, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Butaara's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

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Funded by 2 donors

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

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Mercy

Mercy is a 28-year-old subsistence farmer from Malawi. She lives in a grass-thatched house with her husband and their three children. Her oldest child is nine years old and attends school, while her youngest is five years old. She and her husband also take care of her 93-year-old grandmother who depends on them. Mercy and her husband farm together and their farm produces enough food to feed the family, but not enough to sell a surplus. To supplement their income, she and her husband also work on other people's farms. In 2018, Mercy noticed a small lump on the left side of her neck. Over the years, the lump has grown and is hard and painful. After having several appointments rescheduled, Mercy finally got a scan and was referred to a lab for thyroid tests and to a surgeon. The lab tests and transportation costs have greatly impacted her family’s income, and it has taken her three years to have all of the required testing. She was finally diagnosed with an enlarged thyroid and surgery was recommended to heal her condition. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH) is helping Mercy to receive treatment. On September 2nd, she will undergo a thyroidectomy at AMH's care center. Now, she needs help raising $1,015 to fund her procedure and care. Mercy shared, "this condition is not only affecting me, but mainly my helpless 93 years old grandmother and also my family. I can no longer draw water for my grandmother and my children are too young to help. My husband is now getting exhausted combining farm work and household chores. Please assist me with this surgery so I can start helping my family again."

75% funded

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$763raised
$252to go

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