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Success! Katushabe from Uganda raised $187 to fund a mass excision procedure.

Katushabe
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  • $187 raised, $0 to go
$187
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Katushabe's treatment was fully funded on October 18, 2017.

Photo of Katushabe post-operation

August 17, 2017

Katushabe underwent a mass excision procedure.

Doctors performed a successful mass excision. This procedure will improve her quality of life, and she will be able to teach.

Katushabe says, “Thank you very much Watsi for the support given to me. I could not afford the costs for this surgery. May you maintain the same heart. I hope to continue with teaching when done with recovery.”

Doctors performed a successful mass excision. This procedure will improve her quality of life, and she will be able to teach. Katushabe s...

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June 23, 2017

Katushabe is a 39-year-old teacher from Uganda. She has four children of her own and cares for her deceased brother’s six children.

One year ago, Katushabe noticed a swelling in her right armpit. She initially went to a clinic and was temporarily relieved of her discomfort, however the swelling is now progressively increasing in size. Moreover, the pain has intensified and has radiated to her breast. Katushabe was diagnosed with a lipoma, and, if not treated, the lipoma will continue to grow and further impede her ability to teach.

On June 27, Katushabe will undergo surgery to remove the mass. The $187 requested by our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, will cover the full cost of treatment, including labs, medication, supplies, and physician time. Katushabe’s procedure, once completed, will hopefully relieve her of her pain and allow her to live more comfortably.

Katushabe is a 39-year-old teacher from Uganda. She has four children of her own and cares for her deceased brother's six children. One ...

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Katushabe's Timeline

  • June 23, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Katushabe was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • June 27, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Katushabe received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale.

  • July 07, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Katushabe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 17, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Katushabe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 18, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Katushabe's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Mass Excision
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $187 for Katushabe's treatment
Hospital Fees
$96
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$29
Supplies
$28
Labs
$34

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