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Success! Twamubwine from Uganda raised $252 to fund a safe c-section.

Twamubwine
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  • $252 raised, $0 to go
$252
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$0
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Fully funded
Twamubwine's treatment was fully funded on September 16, 2020.

Photo of Twamubwine post-operation

October 8, 2020

Twamubwine underwent a safe c-section.

Twamubwine had a safe caesarean section, which doctors scheduled due to her previous c-section deliveries and short interpregnancy interval. She welcomed a healthy baby girl weighing 3.1kgs. The baby is doing very well and scored 9/10 in the first minute and 10/10 in the next five minutes.

Twamubwine shared, “I am extremely happy for this opportunity in the midst of COVID-19. I am so grateful for your efforts towards saving my life and my baby. I will continue serving our nation as a nurse.”

Twamubwine had a safe caesarean section, which doctors scheduled due to her previous c-section deliveries and short interpregnancy interval....

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September 16, 2020

Twamubwine finished senior four and joined the nursing school at Nyakibale and pursued a certificate in nursing. She currently works with a local government at a health centre in a rural area. She was born in a family of 11 children and she is the last born. All of them are married and self-employed with some doing small businesses, small scale farming, or primary school teaching.

Twamubwine is a married mother to five children, but only four are living after she lost her second child shortly after delivery. Three of her children are in school and the youngest is one year and a half and is at home. Her husband is a primary school teacher and as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic he is not earning any income.

Twamubwine says: “I will be very glad when my surgery is supported so that I can have a way to start caring for my baby and the rest of the family. I will definitely resume to caring for the sick once I am better since I am a nurse.”

Twamubwine finished senior four and joined the nursing school at Nyakibale and pursued a certificate in nursing. She currently works with a ...

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Twamubwine's Timeline

  • September 16, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Twamubwine was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 16, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Twamubwine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 16, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Twamubwine's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 17, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Twamubwine 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.

  • October 8, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Twamubwine's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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

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Komugisha

Komugisha is a small business woman from Uganda. She is a 41-year-old mother of three children, and she lives with them in a single-room rental house. After separation from her husband, Komugisha assumed the role as the sole breadwinner of her family. To earn a living, she trades in dry cereals to pay for the fees and expenses for her children, but faces difficulty when farming harvests are not productive. Six years ago, Komugisha began to experience troubling symptoms, including anterior neck swelling, difficulty breathing, and persistent pain. She was diagnosed with nodular goitre, or an enlarged thyroid gland. Initially, she had visited a different facility which gave her an oral medication, but her condition did not improve. Komugisha was also advised to undergo surgery, but she opted to use local herbs as medicine due to the costs. In the end, Komugisha was referred by a friend to our medical partner's care center, Nyakibale Hospital, where she had a scan diagnosing the goitre, and doctors suggest surgery to prevent worsening symptoms. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), is helping Komugisha receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on June 22nd at our medical partner's care center, where surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252. Komugisha shared, “I can no longer walk for longer distances yet my job requires much walking to look for the cereals. My children are still in need of daily upkeep. Please help me."

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$66raised
$186to go

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