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Success! Lucia from Uganda raised $252 to fund a Caesarean section.

Lucia
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  • $252 raised, $0 to go
$252
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lucia's treatment was fully funded on August 12, 2022.

Photo of Lucia post-operation

August 29, 2022

Lucia underwent a Caesarean section.

Lucia delivered a healthy baby boy weighing 3.9 kgs! She is grateful for the support offered and hopes to raise her child in good health. Both mother and son where discharged home together and are doing wonderful!

Lucia says, “Thank you for funding my delivery since without your help I don’t know how possible it would have been to undergo the treatment.”

Lucia delivered a healthy baby boy weighing 3.9 kgs! She is grateful for the support offered and hopes to raise her child in good health. Bo...

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June 8, 2022

Lucia is a 31 year old woman, living with her husband and two children in Uganda. While Lucia trained to be a secretary, she was unable to find a job that would utilize her skills. Instead, she decided to open up a small shop in the two room home that she shares with her family. The family now lives in one room, as the income from the shop, and from her husband’s job as a motorcycle taxi driver, is not sufficient for them to be able to rent a larger house.

Lucia is now pregnant with her third child. Lucia has been advised that this child should be delivered via c-section, or she will risk a uterine rupture, threatening her health, and that of the baby.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is here to help. On June 9th, Lucia is scheduled for a C-section at Karoli Lwanga Hospital in Nyakibale, for which African Mission Healthcare Foundation is seeking $252 in funding.

Lucia says: “I had tried to prepare myself for this delivery but due to financial inflation present in the country, sales were reduced, we earn little profits which has limited us financially, but I hope that with your support, I will be able to deliver well.”

Lucia is a 31 year old woman, living with her husband and two children in Uganda. While Lucia trained to be a secretary, she was unable to ...

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Lucia's Timeline

  • June 8, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 9, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lucia received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale 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 16, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lucia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 12, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lucia's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 29, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lucia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Elective Caesarean section (C-Section)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $252 for Lucia's treatment
Hospital Fees
$86
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$46
Supplies
$81
Labs
$12
Other
$12

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Faith is a beautiful four-month-old baby from Kenya. She is the youngest of two children. To support their family, her mother is a stay-at-home mom, and her father herds and sells cattle. Faith was born at home with several congenital conditions. Her parents took her to a nearby facility for examination, where she was diagnosed with spina bifida, hydrocephalus, and clubfoot. They were referred to another facility where a medical device, called a shunt, was used to help treat the hydrocephalus, draining the excess fluid from her brain. On discharge, the hospital referred her and her family to our medical partner's care center, BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital, where Faith was examined and scheduled for spina bifida repair surgery. Spina bifida is a type of neural tube defect in which the spine does not properly close around the spinal cord. Without treatment, Faith is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,151 to cover the cost of Faith's spina bifida closure surgery. The surgery is scheduled to take place on July 13th. This procedure will hopefully spare Faith from the risks associated with her condition, instead allowing her to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory. Faith’s father says, “When I saw the problems that my child has, I was worried that she would never receive treatment. I am hopeful she will receive treatment with your help.”

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$928raised
$223to go

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