Success! Verena from Uganda raised $333 to fund thyroidectomy surgery.

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Fully funded
Verena's treatment was fully funded on November 1, 2022.
  • Verena's story
  • Verena's update
May 13, 2022

Photo of Verena post-operation

November 14, 2022

Verena underwent thyroidectomy surgery.

Verena had a successful thyroidectomy surgery after experiencing difficult symptoms for around 10 years. Being a farmer, she believes that s...

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Verena's Timeline

  • May 13, 2022

    Verena was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 19, 2022

    Verena's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 21, 2022

    Verena 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.

  • November 1, 2022

    Verena's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 14, 2022

    Verena's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

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Meet Ku, a 21-year-old from Thailand. He lives with his parents, four younger brothers, and one younger sister. Two of his brothers are in school, while his parents and other siblings practice subsistence farming. Ku works as a day laborer, providing the sole income for his household. In his free time, Ku enjoys gardening, growing vegetables, and looking after his family's two cows. In March, Ku was in a driving accident that caused his motorcycle to fall onto his left leg, fracturing his left thigh. He was brought to a clinic before being referred to the local hospital. After an x-ray confirmed his diagnosis, he was referred to our medical partner's hospital for further treatment. Currently, Ku is experiencing a lot of pain and cannot move or lift his left leg, sit up, or leave the hospital bed. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Ku will undergo surgery on March 13th to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. This procedure will help him walk again and live pain-free. He will also be able to go back to work and will no longer require a caregiver. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to fund Ku's surgery. Ku shared, "I feel so upset. I never thought I would become like this [bed-bound]. I want to get surgery soon so that I can recover and go back to work. If I'm not working, my family could have a problem. I had to borrow money from my friend [to pay for basic expenses while getting treatment]. I want to go back to work and pay back my debt."

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