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Success! Kesande from Uganda raised $209 to fund gynecological surgery.

Kesande
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  • $209 raised, $0 to go
$209
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kesande's treatment was fully funded on April 11, 2020.

Photo of Kesande post-operation

March 19, 2020

Kesande underwent gynecological surgery.

Kesande successfully received a posterior colporrahaphy treatment after being diagnosed with a poorly healed 4th-degree tear. She now feels fine and currently presents with no major complains. She was advised on completing medications given on her discharge home and given a return date for follow up as directed by the health workers.

Kesande said, “I thank you so much for the support you have given to me and I pray that may the lord bless the works of your hand to have more and continue helping the needy. I will continue with my small hotel business when I have fully recovered so as to provide to my family.”

Kesande successfully received a posterior colporrahaphy treatment after being diagnosed with a poorly healed 4th-degree tear. She now feels ...

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February 17, 2020

Kesande is a 29-year-old woman from Uganda from a family of small scale farmers. She was born in a family of five siblings including two boys, one a health worker and anther one is a mobile trader. All the three daughters are married and are small scale farmers as well. Kesande dropped out of school at senior three due to lack of school fees since her older brother was joining university and her parents couldn’t afford paying for them all at once. She earns a living through operating a small hotel while her husband works in a stone quarry and she can’t afford the costs of her needed surgery.

Kesande presented at our care center with a severe vaginal opening, which she has experienced for almost three years now. She often feels stool incontinence and on examination, it was indicated that she has a poorly healed 3rd degree perianal tear. This has made her feel uncomfortable and to have a poor quality of life. If not treated, symptoms may persist.

Kesande had never been in any hospital for treatment of her condition but having heard of our program at Nyakibale hospital, she decided to come for any possibility of support. A coloporraphy is recommended as treatment for the betterment of her health.

Kesande is a 29-year-old woman from Uganda from a family of small scale farmers. She was born in a family of five siblings including two boy...

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Kesande's Timeline

  • February 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kesande was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • February 19, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kesande's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 20, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kesande 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.

  • March 19, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kesande's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 11, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kesande's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Uterine Prolapse Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $209 for Kesande's treatment
Hospital Fees
$64
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$41
Supplies
$99
Labs
$5

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Ko Myo

Ko Myo Zaw is a 41-year-old man who lives with his wife in Burma. He and his wife used to work as a seamster and sew children’s clothing. However, Ko Myo stopped working more than a year ago because of his poor health and he now relies on his wife’s income. On the 18th of June 2018, Ko Myo developed pain in his left waist after sitting for a long time. He then had to stand up every two hours to reduce the pain. This continued for a few more months, until he was no longer able to work. A year after he first experienced these symptoms, he went to Myawaddy Hospital to see a doctor. He received an x-ray and ultrasound which revealed he has a kidney stone in his left kidney. The doctor gave him medication to breakup the stone and Ko Myo took the medication for one year. The medication reduced the pain during the first month, but returned a month after that. By the 29th of May 2019, he could no longer take the pain and went to see the doctor at Myawaddy Hospital. The doctor then gave him stronger medications to reduce the pain and break up the stone. At the suggestion of a neighbor, he decided to seek treatment at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) across the border in Thailand, which he was told provides charitable health care. On 5th of October 2019, he arrived at MTC. The next day, he was brought to the local hospital where he received an ultrasound and an appointment to undergo laser treatment to breakup the kidney stone. He took out a loan to pay for the first round of treatment on November 24th, 2019. When he returned to the clinic in January to undergo a follow-up ultrasound, he was told they also found stones in his right kidney. Unable to pay for further treatment, Ko Myo was referred to Watsi Medical Partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance in accessing further treatment. Ko Myo's next appointment to undergo a second round of laser treatment will be on Jaunary 28th. He will complete treatment for the kidney stone in his left kidney, before he receives treatment for the stones in his other kidney. Currently, Ko Myo still has pain in his waist. Sometimes he feels tired and the area around his left waist feels hot. "Once I recover I would like to go back to work and pay back my loan," said Ko Myo.

84% funded

84%funded
$1,270raised
$230to go

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