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Success! Nyiramukyo from Uganda raised $280 for life-changing gynecological surgery.

Nyiramukyo
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Nyiramukyo's treatment was fully funded on May 2, 2016.

Photo of Nyiramukyo post-operation

June 16, 2016

Nyiramukyo received life-changing gynecological surgery.

Nyiramukyo’s uterine prolapse repair was a success. She is now free from the pain and the risk of getting septicemia, which could have led to death. After recovery, she will be able to walk well and provide for herself.

“I feel light and happy,” said Nyiramukyo after treatment. “I was excited about getting help from people I don’t know personally. My life has changed already – the condition that was bothering me has been treated. Thank you very much for the love you show to the poor. I pray for God’s blessings to everyone who has supported me.”

Nyiramukyo’s uterine prolapse repair was a success. She is now free from the pain and the risk of getting septicemia, which could have led t...

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April 20, 2016

Nyiramukyo is a 66-year-old woman from Uganda. Nyiramukyo delivered all her eight children in her village without medical attention. After delivering her fourth child, her uterus came out. She was given herbal medicine, which she believes, pushed it back in its position. The same thing happened when she delivered her fifth child. However, nothing happened when she delivered the last three children. The uterus came out again four years ago. Nyiramukyo has been visiting basic health units and using herbs because of lack of money to go to a hospital.

The medicine she has been receiving has not helped her at all. Now, the uterus is all out and it has ulcers. Nyiramukyo also has lower abdominal pain; cannot walk well; cannot dig; generally, she is unable to do any straining task because it makes the uterus protrude out more.

If not treated, Nyiramukyo will get septic and she may pass away due to septicemia.

Nyiramukyo was brought to Virika Hospital by a previous Watsi patient. Nyiramukyo is a widow and a mother of four living children; the other four children have passed on. She lives with her little grandchild and she doesn’t have any source of income. Kind people provide her with food and her grandchild cooks it for her. Nyiramukyo is in pain and worried about her condition. After surgery, she hopes to recover and resume digging to produce for herself and stop relying on other people.

For $280, Nyiramukyo will undergo a transvaginal hysterectomy. Surgery will ensure that she has an improved quality of life, and she will be free from the pain and risk of septicemia. Nyiramukyo will be able to dig and provide for herself.

“I am glad to hear that I can get help for my condition,” she shared. “I have lived in pain and with a very uncomfortable condition.”

Nyiramukyo is a 66-year-old woman from Uganda. Nyiramukyo delivered all her eight children in her village without medical attention. After d...

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Nyiramukyo's Timeline

  • April 20, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nyiramukyo was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 21, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nyiramukyo received treatment at Holy Family Virika 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.

  • May 2, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nyiramukyo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 2, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nyiramukyo's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 16, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nyiramukyo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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Chit

Chit is a 40-year-old woman from Burma. This past April, she and her husband have moved in with her sister and two nephews in Mae Sot, a border city in Thailand, while she receives treatment. Prior to the move, Chit would sell various fruits from their home in the village, but she had to close her shop once they moved. Her husband has been unable to work due to his disability. They are now supported by Chit's sister, who works as a waitress at a restaurant. In her free time, Chit enjoys gardening and growing various fruit trees, such as avocado, lime, banana, and pomegranate. In the future, she wants to grow and sell fruit tree saplings because she greatly enjoys growing fruit trees! Since August of last year, Chit has been experiencing slight lower abdominal pains. She especially experiences tightness on the right side of her abdomen in the morning right after she wakes up. She has been diagnosed with a uterine fibroid, a noncancerous growth of the uterus. Doctors have advised her to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Chit's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Chit is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on July 26th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, she will no longer experience pain and will be able to return home and work again. Chit shares, “I had to leave my house, and I always have to take care of my husband. But I also have to take care of myself because I am ill. Sometimes, I feel sad and tired of my life. I know surgery will help me...”

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$631to go

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