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Success! Elizabeth from Uganda raised $240 to fund a c-section.

Elizabeth
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  • $240 raised, $0 to go
$240
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Elizabeth's treatment was fully funded on November 26, 2019.

Photo of Elizabeth post-operation

November 25, 2019

Elizabeth underwent a c-section.

Abaaho received a successful Elective Caesarean Section treatment due to precious baby with poor obstetric history. She delivered a baby boy with 3.5 kgs. Both the mother and baby are in good health.

Abaaho says, “I am so pleased of the support given to me as I had no money set aside for my health. May you be blessed and I hope to continue with teaching when I get fine.”

Abaaho received a successful Elective Caesarean Section treatment due to precious baby with poor obstetric history. She delivered a baby boy...

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October 16, 2019

Elizabeth visited Nyakibale hospital at 35 weeks pregnant. She has had a poor obstetric past with three miscarriages and an intrauterine death due to cord compression. Currently, the pregnancy indicated a breech presentation, which puts the mother and the child at risk.

Upon reviewing her ultrasound, the doctor has advised her to have a caesarian section to ensure the safe delivery of the child and the mother’s safety. Out of six pregnancies, Elizabeth has only one child but optimistic of the current pregnancy. She is a high school teacher while the husband is a shopkeeper. They have been on a loan that has limited their financial ability. She is not able to meet the cost of surgery in our facility.  Elizabeth appeals for financial assistance.

Elizabeth says “I pray that at least, I will have a live baby so that I can also gain courage because I have lost enough. Hoping to a better delivery and a happy family after surgery.”

Elizabeth visited Nyakibale hospital at 35 weeks pregnant. She has had a poor obstetric past with three miscarriages and an intrauterine dea...

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Elizabeth's Timeline

  • October 16, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Elizabeth was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • October 17, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Elizabeth received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. 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 27, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elizabeth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 25, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Elizabeth's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 26, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elizabeth's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Elective Caesarean section (C-Section)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $240 for Elizabeth's treatment
Hospital Fees
$86
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$46
Supplies
$81
Labs
$12

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Khin

Khin is a 39-year-old woman who lives with her family in Hpa-An Township, Karen State, Burma. Both her children are in preschool. She and her husband are subsistence farmers, growing rice during the rainy season on rented land. The rest of the year, her husband collects leaves used to make roofs, works as a daily labourer or collects branches to sell. Khin was born with a scar the size of an ant bite on her upper lip. Her parents thought that it would disappear or heal on its own but the scar developed into a growth and increased in size. Her parents passed away when she was young and after that she went to live with her brother’s family. By the time she was around 20 years old, the growth had become large and soft, covering the area between her upper lips and her nose. When the pain became unbearable in 2005, her uncle dropped her off at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) in Thailand, a free clinic close to where her uncle used to work. At this point, the growth had become so large that dragged her upper lip down and extended into her nostrils. At MTC, she was seen by doctors and medics, before she was diagnosed with a hemangioma. At this point, the growth had worsened, and she was bleeding from her lips. In April 2006, Khin went to Chiang Mai Hospital and had the hemangioma removed surgically. The growth later has returned. Overtime, the hemangioma has increased in size and become hard. It has now expanded into Khin’s nostrils, especially her left nostril, which causes her to have difficulty breathing at times. She feels uncomfortable but is not in pain. Sometimes she also feels like she has a blood clot in her nostrils during her nosebleeds. Because the nosebleed can start at any time and can last anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes, her life revolves around managing her nosebleeds. She is unable to work or sleep properly, and if she is about to have a nosebleed, she is unable to eat. The nosebleeds have also affected her ability to earn an income for her children and continues to impact her social life. “When I socialise, I do not feel comfortable and some people think I have a disease that I can infect them with,” said Khin. “So, I hope to get better after surgery, and I hope I will no longer have nosebleeds. I don’t want to bleed, and I want to socialise with my friends and family happily. [Right now] my friends won’t even touch me.”

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$1,058raised
$442to go

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