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Success! Zipora from Uganda raised $241 to fund a safe delivery.

Zipora
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  • $241 raised, $0 to go
$241
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Zipora's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2016.

Photo of Zipora post-operation

January 20, 2017

Zipora delivered a healthy baby boy.

Both Zipora and her son were healthy when they left the hospital. She will return to the hospital in one month for a checkup. Zipora’s mother was very happy that her daughter delivered safely.

Zipora wishes to thank the people who paid for her treatment.

Both Zipora and her son were healthy when they left the hospital. She will return to the hospital in one month for a checkup. Zipora’s mothe...

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October 18, 2016

Zipora is a 17-year-old woman from Uganda. She supports her mother by harvesting beans, maize, cassava, and potatoes from their small farm. She also sells goods, such as clothes, soap, and salt, at the local market. Finally, Zipora weaves mats for bedding.

When Zipora became pregnant with her first child, her doctors considered the pregnancy to be high-risk, and they expected complications.

Zipora’s delivery date was October 18, 2016. Our medical partner, the Kellermann Foundation, provided experienced surgeons and the necessary medications to ensure Zipora would return home with a healthy newborn. Now, she needs help to pay her $241 healthcare costs.

In the future, Zipora hopes to work hard and educate her baby.

Joy, Zipora’s mother, shares, “I wish to thank all donors who are supporting us during this very needy time, especially for my daughter’s safe delivery.”

Zipora is a 17-year-old woman from Uganda. She supports her mother by harvesting beans, maize, cassava, and potatoes from their small farm. ...

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Zipora's Timeline

  • October 18, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Zipora was submitted by Barnabas Oyesiga, Communications Officer at The Kellermann Foundation.

  • October 18, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Zipora received treatment at Bwindi Community 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.

  • November 11, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zipora's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zipora's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 20, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Zipora's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $241 for Zipora's treatment
Hospital Fees
$176
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$9
Supplies
$0
Labs
$39
Other
$17

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Janeth

Janeth is a two-year-old girl and the youngest in a family of two children. Her father is a small-scale farmer, while her mother has a few cattle whose milk she sells to buy food and other commodities. They also harvest and sell some of their crops to earn money. They are living in a harsh environment, but they try to manage on a day-to-day basis. Janeth was involved in an accident last year where she sustained severe burns. Her mother had made porridge for breakfast. She took the pot off the fire and placed it at a corner to cool down so that she could feed Janeth. As she went out to clean the plates Janeth took a cup and tried to take porridge by herself from the pot. She dipped her hand in the pot of hot porridge and while pulling her hand out, some of the porridge spilled on her left foot. Her mother ran inside when she heard Janeth crying, but she had already been badly burned. Her mother gave her first aid and rushed her to the nearest clinic where she got treatment that helped with the open wounds. The wounds have healed, but left her with scars that make her left-hand fingers hard to use, and the toe on her left food was disfigured. A relative who saw Janeth advised her mother to seek treatment at our medical partner's care center ALMC (The Plaster House). Janeth was diagnosed with burn scar contracture on her left hand and left foot. Her hand needs a release surgery with skin grafting because her fingers are webbed, and the fifth toe of her left foot needs to be amputated because it causes pain when she tries to wear shoes. Her mother cannot afford the $1,088 cost of treatment and is asking for help. Janeth’s mother says, "I had to convince my husband to let me come and seek treatment for our daughter. I am not at peace every time I think of her.”

66% funded

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$726raised
$362to go

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