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Success! Twongirwe from Uganda raised $220 to fund a cystectomy.

Twongirwe
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Twongirwe's treatment was fully funded on October 3, 2020.

Photo of Twongirwe post-operation

July 9, 2020

Twongirwe underwent a cystectomy.

Twongirwe had a successful cystectomy treatment due to an ovarian mass. She is feeling much better with no major complaint. She will have a better quality of life after recovering.

Twongirwe shared, “I think I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me by saving my life. I will always pray for you and for Watsi as I resume with farming.”

Twongirwe had a successful cystectomy treatment due to an ovarian mass. She is feeling much better with no major complaint. She will have a...

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May 27, 2020

Twongirwe is a 37-year-old single mother to four. She says she separated with her husband who was an alcoholic and not healthy for their family. Twongirwe decided to go back to her parental home with her children. There she earns a living from small-scale farming where she grows food crops to feed her family and children and often sells off the surplus to generate an income. She sometimes works on other peoples farms in case she needs money and to help fund school fees for her children.

Twongirwe arrived at the hospital with pain around her inguinal region associated with generalized body weakness and moderate bleeding for three years now. She also has severe backaches. This has affected her work performance since she no longer attends to her farm as her pain worsens when she is cultivating yet farming is her only source of income.

Twongirwe went to a local health centre for treatment where she was examined by the doctor who told her that she may have a cyst and referred her to Watsi Medical Partner’s Care Center Nyakibale Hospital for further care. There Twongirwe was examined by the doctor who recommended she receive an obstetric scan, which confirmed her cyst diagnosis. The medical team feels she will benefit from a cystectomy treatment for the good and betterment of her health.

Twongirwe said: “I expect to get healed from my condition, have a normal health, a new life, and continue hustling to see that my children may grow well and have a brighter future.”

Twongirwe is a 37-year-old single mother to four. She says she separated with her husband who was an alcoholic and not healthy for their fam...

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Twongirwe's Timeline

  • May 27, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Twongirwe was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • May 28, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Twongirwe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 29, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Twongirwe received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. 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 09, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Twongirwe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 03, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Twongirwe's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Cystectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $220 for Twongirwe's treatment
Hospital Fees
$84
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$41
Supplies
$69
Labs
$5
Other
$6

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