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Success! Kakyondo from Uganda raised $165 for surgery to remove her uterus.

Kakyondo
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Kakyondo's treatment was fully funded on November 27, 2015.

Photo of Kakyondo post-operation

December 18, 2015

Kakyondo received surgery to remove her uterus.

“Kakyondo had a successful total abdominal hysterectomy to treat uterine prolapse,” reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. “She will now be free from the pain, bleeding, and risk of anaemia. Kakyondo will be able to work in her field again.”

“Thank you my sons and daughters for what you have done for me,” says Kakyondo. “Thank you for paying my hospital bills. I am now happy, I am well again. Mwebaaaale! [Thank you very much].”

"Kakyondo had a successful total abdominal hysterectomy to treat uterine prolapse," reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare....

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November 10, 2015

“I just want to live without pain,” shares Kakyondo, a 70-year-old Ugandan woman who relies on her six children and her job as a subsistence farmer to support herself. “Despite her old age Kakyondo still goes to the gardens to farm but because of the pain she is in, she can no longer work on her garden,” explains our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).

Kakyondo’s pain is caused by uterine prolapse, a condition in which the uterus descends through the vagina outwardly. She first developed abdominal pain about 20 years ago, after her husband passed away. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Kakyondo visited a nearby clinic and was given medication. However, her pain continued to worsen and she now experiences heavy bleeding.

“Kakyondo gave birth to 14 children but only six are still living,” adds AMHF. High numbers of pregnancies and births are often linked to the development of uterine prolapse, which may explain why Kakyondo is currently dealing with the condition. While rare in the United States, uterine prolapse is commonly seen in developing countries, where women typically have more pregnancies and children. If left untreated, Kakyondo will continue to experience pain and bleeding, which could result in anemia.

For $165, Kakyondo will receive a total abdominal hysterectomy, a procedure in which a surgeon will remove her uterus and cervix. This is a relatively simple procedure, after which Kakyondo’s bleeding will stop and she can live without pain. In addition to covering the operation, funding will also go toward a four-day hospital stay and all necessary medication for Kakyondo.

Let’s help this mother regain her health, energy, and mobility.

"I just want to live without pain," shares Kakyondo, a 70-year-old Ugandan woman who relies on her six children and her job as a subsistence...

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Kakyondo's Timeline

  • November 10, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kakyondo was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 13, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kakyondo received treatment. 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 25, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kakyondo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 27, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kakyondo's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 18, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kakyondo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Funded by 4 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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