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Editor from Uganda raised $258 to fund a safe delivery.

Editor
100%
  • $258 raised, $0 to go
$258
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Editor's treatment was fully funded on January 1, 2017.
March 24, 2017

Editor underwent a C-section.

We are deeply saddened to report that after delivery, Editor’s baby passed away. Editor recovered in the hospital and returned home.

We are committed to reporting all outcomes transparently—even the ones we wish were different. Thank you so much for your support of Editor and her family.

We are deeply saddened to report that after delivery, Editor's baby passed away. Editor recovered in the hospital and returned home. We ...

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November 10, 2016

“I wish to thank the people that are contributing their resources for me to have a safe delivery,” shares Editor. “May God reward you abundantly.”

Meet Editor, a 24-year-old mother from rural Uganda. Editor and her husband, Moses, are subsistence farmers who grow ground nuts, bananas, yams, and coffee. Moses sells the coffee to earn money to support their family.

Two years ago, Editor underwent a C-section to deliver her first child after complications occurred during a natural birth. Doctors suspected that the complications were due to pelvic abnormalities. Editor then visited our medical partner when she was expecting her second child. Her doctors recommended that she undergo a second C-section to ensure a safe delivery. On November 10, she checked into the hospital to await delivery.

Editor and her husband were able to contribute $4 to pay for her care. $258 will cover the remaining costs of the C-section.

In her free time, Editor likes to listen to the radio. She is looking forward to raising her two children and giving them an education.

“I wish to thank the people that are contributing their resources for me to have a safe delivery," shares Editor. "May God reward you abunda...

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Editor's Timeline

  • November 10, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Editor was submitted by Barnabas Oyesiga, Communications Officer at The Kellermann Foundation, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • November 10, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Editor received treatment at Bwindi Community Hospital.

  • December 16, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Editor's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 01, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Editor's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 24, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Editor. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
C-section (antenatal care not needed)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $258 for Editor's treatment
Hospital Fees
$116
Medical Staff
$17
Medication
$20
Supplies
$57
Labs
$39
Other
$9

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Bariki

Bariki is a three-year-old boy from Tanzania. As a baby he was diagnosed with meningitis, a bacterial infection of the thin covering protecting the brain and spinal cord. The infection was causing a bacterial brain abscess and hydrocephalus. He was prescribed antibiotics to treat the infection and received a shunt insertion to drain the fluid from his brain. However, he continued having breathing problems, and was diagnosed with enlarged tonsils and adenoids, which were immediately removed. A month after returning home, Bariki's fevers returned. Doctors believed it was a shunt failure and infection. The shunt was replaced, and he was given another round of medication. All seemed well for a few months, but now, the shunt isn't draining enough fluid and the infection symptoms are back. Bariki’s father is an iron fabricator and welder, and his mother left her job to care for Bariki. His parents have spent all of their savings and sold most of their belongings to pay for Bariki's previous surgeries. They can't afford the medical bills necessary to treat their son. Bariki's mother was advised to seek help from Watsi from a neighbor whose child had received treatment before. On June 27, Bariki will receive hydrocephalus treatment. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $728 to fund the surgery. “Please help my son get better," said Bariki's mother. "We have been from hospital to hospital, and sold most of what we owned, but we no longer have any way to pay for Bariki’s surgery.”

68% funded

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$500raised
$228to go

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