Success! Deodanta from Uganda raised $333 to fund a thyroidectomy to relieve her symptoms.

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Deodanta's treatment was fully funded on June 4, 2023.
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January 5, 2023

Photo of Deodanta post-operation

June 23, 2023

Deodanta underwent a thyroidectomy to finally relieve her symptoms after 50 years.

Deodanta had a successful surgery that helped remove the neck swelling that had been progressively increasing in size for over 50 years. Our...

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Deodanta's Timeline

  • January 5, 2023

    Deodanta was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 9, 2023

    Deodanta's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 11, 2023

    Deodanta 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.

  • June 4, 2023

    Deodanta's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 23, 2023

    Deodanta's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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