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Success! Patience from Uganda raised $252 to fund a Caesarean section so she can safely deliver her baby.

Patience
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  • $252 raised, $0 to go
$252
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Patience's treatment was fully funded on December 22, 2022.

Photo of Patience post-operation

January 3, 2023

Patience underwent a Caesarean section and welcomed a healthy baby.

Patience’s surgery was successful and she delivered a baby girl, Ninshaba, weighing 2.9kgs. Both mom and baby have been discharged home from the hospital and are in good health.

Patience says: “My heart is full of joy and is really grateful for the chance you’ve given me. I couldn’t have made it on my own - I have reason to appreciate the effort you’ve put in towards making my surgery possible. May God grant you all your wishes of your heart.”

Patience's surgery was successful and she delivered a baby girl, Ninshaba, weighing 2.9kgs. Both mom and baby have been discharged home from...

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September 8, 2022

Patience is a small scale farmer and mother of two. Her children were delivered by emergency C-section in 2016 and 2018 respectively. Patience finished some school and pursued a tailoring course, but limited finances have prevented her from following this pursuit to a full career. Currently, she does some farming while her husband works as a builder on a part-time basis to support their family. They own a two-room semipermanent house. During her free time, Patience enjoys spending time with her children.

Patience is currently expecting her third child. Her doctors recommend that she deliver via a Caesarean section because of her birthing history. This way, doctors can ensure the safety of both mother and child.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Patience undergo a C-Section on September 8th. This procedure will cost $252, and Patience needs your support.

Patience says, “I will be grateful when I am supported since I am not able to raise anything to clear the hospital bills due to my income through farming.”

Patience is a small scale farmer and mother of two. Her children were delivered by emergency C-section in 2016 and 2018 respectively. Patien...

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Patience's Timeline

  • September 7, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Patience 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.

  • September 8, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 11, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Patience's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 22, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Patience's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 3, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Patience's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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

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