Success! Patience from Uganda raised $220 to fund a cystectomy.

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Patience's treatment was fully funded on March 27, 2021.
  • Patience's story
  • Patience's update
January 31, 2021

Photo of Patience post-operation

March 26, 2021

Patience underwent a cystectomy.

Patience successfully underwent a cystectomy procedure to remove her ovarian cyst. She feels much better and she responded well to her surge...

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Patience's Timeline

  • January 31, 2021

    Patience was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 4, 2021

    Patience 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.

  • February 4, 2021

    Patience's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 26, 2021

    Patience's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 27, 2021

    Patience's treatment was fully funded.

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