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Success! Hope from Uganda raised $279 to fund treatment for a goiter.

Hope
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  • $279 raised, $0 to go
$279
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Hope's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2017.

Photo of Hope post-operation

October 3, 2017

Hope underwent treatment for a goiter.

After treatment, Hope is joyful, and she hopes to resume farming. Hope can now breathe easily.

She says, “I thank God for the gift of donors to me who helped pay for my treatment that I couldn’t afford and I leave to God to reward and bless donors.”

After treatment, Hope is joyful, and she hopes to resume farming. Hope can now breathe easily. She says, "I thank God for the gift of don...

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September 10, 2017

Hope is a 46-year-old farmer from rural Uganda. She grows bananas, maize, sorghum, cassava, and potatoes.

For the last 15 years, Hope’s thyroid has been enlarged. She visited clinics and a traditional healer, but her pain continued. For the last two months, Hope has had difficulty breathing and singing in church, where she is a member of the choir. Hope is also a chairperson in the local loans group. Pain has caused her to miss meetings with group members.

Upon visiting the hospital, Hope was diagnosed with a goiter (an enlargement of the thyroid, a gland located in the neck). A doctor recommended a thyroidectomy (surgical removal of some or all of the thyroid) to restore normal breathing.

In her free time, Hope enjoys visiting friends and relatives. Hope also enjoys singing and dancing for God in her church. She hopes to build a house after treatment, which is scheduled for September 11.

“I thank donors for supporting my treatment and I pray God to protect and bless donors in whatever they do in life,” says Hope.

Watsi is requesting $279 to fund Hope’s thyroidectomy.

Hope is a 46-year-old farmer from rural Uganda. She grows bananas, maize, sorghum, cassava, and potatoes. For the last 15 years, Hope's t...

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Hope's Timeline

  • September 10, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Hope was submitted by David Wamuwaya at The Kellermann Foundation, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • September 11, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hope received treatment at Bwindi Community Hospital. 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.

  • September 19, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hope's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 03, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hope's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hope's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Thyroidectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $279 for Hope's treatment
Hospital Fees
$115
Medical Staff
$34
Medication
$53
Supplies
$55
Labs
$22

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