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Twongirwe is a single mom from Uganda who needs $220 to fund a cystectomy.

Twongirwe
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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
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Twongirwe's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Twongirwe is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 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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