Success! Mike from Uganda raised $145 to fund life-changing mass removal surgery.

Mike
$145
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Fully funded
Mike's treatment was fully funded on October 9, 2023.
  • Mike's story
  • Mike's update
May 2, 2023

Photo of Mike post-operation

November 1, 2023

Mike received life-changing back surgery.

Mike successfully underwent mass excision surgery on his back. He is no longer worried about further complications and hopes to live a much ...

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Mike's Timeline

  • May 2, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mike was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 3, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mike 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.

  • May 5, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mike's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 9, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mike's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 1, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mike's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Clara is a small-scale farmer, farming maize, rice, and legumes. Like many farmers this year, Clara complained of a small yield from this harvest season. She is 65 years old and a single mother of five children. With no support from their father since their separation, she struggled to take care of her children. Clara shares her home with her daughter and grandchildren. Earlier this year in March, Clara went to inspect her rice farm together with her sister. Her sister couldn’t help but notice that Clara was unusually quiet and looked weak. As they went about their inspection, Clara screamed in agony whilst holding her abdomen and collapsed to the ground. She was rushed to a mission hospital in Dedza where she was admitted for three days. On June 3rd, Clara visited Nkhoma Hospital on clinic day after three months of continuous illness. Clara faints, vomits, and does not eat enough. Clara was diagnosed with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor and the recommended procedure is a laparotomy and wedge resection of the tumor. This surgery will improve Clara’s current health status greatly. The tumor will be removed and should no longer experience pain. Her surgery is scheduled for July 3rd. Our medical partner African Mission Healthcare is requesting $709 for treatment. This will cover the costs of medications, surgery, care supplies, and hospital stay. Clara says, "For me, being able to eat and not have fainting spells and abdominal pains will be a huge blessing in my life. I look forward to good health after the surgery is successful.”

$210raised
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