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Success! Tusiime from Uganda raised $145 to fund a cyst removal.

Tusiime
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  • $145 raised, $0 to go
$145
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tusiime's treatment was fully funded on January 21, 2021.

Photo of Tusiime post-operation

February 18, 2021

Tusiime underwent a cyst removal.

Tusiime had a mass excision surgery to remove the ganglion cyst on her left hand. Her surgery was successful and her mother shared that she is already doing so much better. Tusiime and her mother beamed with confidence that she will be able to comfortably proceed with education and will live a better life.

Tusiime’s mother says, “I thank the WATSI program on behalf of my daughter. I could not afford the surgery charges and my daughter’s condition was worrying. May God bless you.”

Tusiime had a mass excision surgery to remove the ganglion cyst on her left hand. Her surgery was successful and her mother shared that she ...

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January 12, 2021

Tusiime is an 8-year-old girl and in primary school class two. She is very active and hardworking in class. Her father is a charcoal maker, while her mother is a small scale farmer. They have seven children together and Tusiime is the fifth born. Her parents are having a hard time earning enough to cover the school fees for their children, but are working hard to make ends meet. They live in a three-room semi-permanent house for shelter.

For the last six years, Tusiime has experienced pain and discomfort with a mass on her wrist that is increasing in size.

Tusiime traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On January 13th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Tusiime needs help to raise $145 to fund this procedure.

Tusiime’s mother says, “With this surgery, Tusiime will be able to proceed comfortably with education.”

Tusiime is an 8-year-old girl and in primary school class two. She is very active and hardworking in class. Her father is a charcoal maker, ...

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Tusiime's Timeline

  • January 12, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 13, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tusiime received treatment at Rushoroza 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.

  • January 14, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tusiime's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 21, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tusiime's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 18, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tusiime's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Mass Excision
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $145 for Tusiime's treatment
Hospital Fees
$73
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$19
Supplies
$26
Labs
$20
Other
$7

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Peter

Peter is a 42-year-old father who lives in Kenya but hails from the neighboring country Uganda. With no formal education, Peter works as a casual laborer, mostly working in people's farms to meet his daily needs. He is a father of three children, aged between 4 to 13 years old. He lives with his family here in Kenya in a rented single room in Chesoi village. Peter works hard but shared that his family struggles financially. None of his children are able to attend school, and his eldest son always accompanies him to the farm to help his father meet the needs of his younger siblings during these difficult times. On September 21st, Peter presented to the hospital late at night with complaints of abdominal pain and left inguino-scrotal swelling. Initially, the swelling was improving but has since worsened, becoming very painful. When Peter arrived at the hospital, he was walking in a stooping posture due to abdominal pain he has. An ultrasound confirmed irreducible inguinal hernia and was told that he needed to undergo an urgent herniorrhaphy. Because he had no money for the surgery, Peter considered postponing this urgent surgery, which doctors told him would be a dangerous move. Fortunately, the hospital enrolled him with Watsi and he slept at the hospital awaiting his treatment. On September 22nd, he'll undergo his much-needed surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH), is requesting $631 to fund Peter's surgery. Peter says, “My hope is to get treated. I want to be well and continue supporting my family.”

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