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Success! Patience from Uganda raised $145 to fund mass removal surgery.

Patience
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  • $145 raised, $0 to go
$145
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Patience's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2022.
October 13, 2022

Patience is a sweet 8-year-old from Uganda. She is in primary school class two and has three siblings. Her father passed away four years ago, and her mother practices small-scale farming to provide for their family.

About eight months ago, Patience developed a small, painless swelling on her right axilla near her armpit. The swelling slowly increased over time, so her mother took her to the nearest health center for treatment. Although the mass initially disappeared, the swelling returned and was progressively larger than before. Patience’s mother took her to our medical partner’s hospital for review, and the doctors determined that she needs to undergo surgery. Currently, Patience experiences some pain, and her family is concerned about the mass.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help Patience receive treatment. On October 15th, surgeons will remove the mass. AMH is requesting $145 to fund this procedure.

Patience’s mother shared, “I pray that my daughter gets well through surgery so that she may be able to continue her education comfortably for a better future.”

Patience is a sweet 8-year-old from Uganda. She is in primary school class two and has three siblings. Her father passed away four years ago...

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Patience's Timeline

  • October 13, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 15, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Patience was scheduled to receive 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.

  • October 16, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Patience's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Patience's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Patience's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 3 donors

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Treatment
Mass Excision
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $145 for Patience's treatment
Hospital Fees
$73
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$19
Supplies
$26
Labs
$20
Other
$7

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