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Success! Loyce from Uganda raised $252 to fund a safe Caesarean section delivery.

Loyce
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  • $252 raised, $0 to go
$252
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Loyce's treatment was fully funded on December 21, 2021.
November 4, 2021

Loyce is a 19-year old married woman. She and her husband are expecting their first child. To make a living, Loyce runs a small-scale retail shop, while her husband sells roasted maize. Unfortunately, the pandemic adversely affected both of their businesses. Their family lives in a single room rental home.

Recently, Loyce was examined at a local hospital where her scans indicated that her baby has a gastrointestinal tract congenital abnormality. It is recommended that she deliver her baby by Caesarean section, because a vaginal delivery could cause further complications.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Loyce to receive treatment. On November 4th, she will deliver her baby via C-Section at AMH’s care center. The C-Section will ensure a safe and healthy delivery for both Loyce and her baby. Now, she and her husband need help raising $252 to fund the procedure and care.

Loyce shared, ‘‘I am not in a financial position to finance the surgery. I really appreciate your kindness to support me.’’

Loyce is a 19-year old married woman. She and her husband are expecting their first child. To make a living, Loyce runs a small-scale retail...

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Loyce's Timeline

  • November 4, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 4, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Loyce was scheduled to receive 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.

  • November 9, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Loyce's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 21, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Loyce's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Loyce's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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

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Mu

Mu is a 17-year-old boy who lives with his sister in Mae Sot, Thailand. Before that, he lived with his parents, one older sister, two younger brothers and one younger sister in a refugee camp. His sister works at a non-governmental organisation helping others in need. Around mid-August, Mu woke up one morning with pain in his left knee. At first he thought that the pain would go away on its own and that it was nothing serious. However, when the pain remained a few days later, he told his sister about it. His sister bought him a type of Burmese pain reliever balm to apply on his knee. He applied the balm for a week, but he did not feel any better. When he and his sister noticed that his left knee had become slightly swollen his sister called their father. Mu’s father told them that it could be an ulcer and suggested that they go to a hospital or buy him pain medication to reduce swelling. His sister bought the medication their father had suggested at a pharmacy, and Mu took it for a week. However, he did not feel better, and the swelling did not decrease. Mu was able to have an MRI at Chiang Mai Hospital and now the doctor recommends he undergo surgery to remove a tumor on his left knee. Mu sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund and is now scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on December 17th. He is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care which will enable him to get off of using crutches and back to feeling well again. Mu said, "After I heard from the doctor that my leg does not need to be amputated, I feel so happy."

81% funded

81%funded
$1,217raised
$283to go
Mu

Mu lives with her four nieces and nephew in a refugee camp along the Thai/Burma border region. One of her nieces is a medic, the other a teacher, and the two youngest go to school with her nephew. Mu is unemployed and in her free time she enjoys gardening and reading the Bible. In 2019, Mu started to suffer from abdominal pain, back pain, and exhaustion. When she touched her lower abdomen, she could feel a mass. After the International Rescue Committee (IRC) helped her undergo medical investigations at multiple hospitals, she was diagnosed with bilateral endometriosis cysts and was told she has cysts outside of her uterus. Although she needed surgery, she was told she would have to wait because all surgeries had stopped due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Thailand. In September, she had an ultrasound which showed that she had one new cyst. The doctor said she would need surgery soon but Mu could not go back to Mae Sot Hospital for the next few months because more COVID-19 cases in the refugee camp caused a lockdown. When she was finally able to go to the hospital this month, doctors have scheduled her for surgery to remove her cysts. With Mu unable to pay for the procedure, IRC referred her to our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund for financial assistance to raise $1,500 that is needed for her treatment. "I felt like half of my worries disappeared when I heard that I could have surgery with the support of donors," said Mu. "I have waited so long to receive surgery and my condition is so painful. I would like to say thank you so much to everyone who is helping me."

79% funded

79%funded
$1,188raised
$311to go

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