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

Patience
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Patience's treatment was fully funded on March 27, 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 surgery and post-operative treatment. Patience no longer is in pain like she was be before the procedure. She can now sit and stand for long periods of time with ease and no pain.

Patience shared, “Thanks so much for having a good heart of supporting the unable especially by restoring their health because many are out there in pain but because of finances, they live to tolerate pain and die in pain. Thanks so much and may the Lord bless you. I’m looking forward to continuing with my shop.”

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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January 31, 2021

Patience is a 33 year-old mother from Uganda. She is married and has two children studying in the second and third grade. Patience holds a degree in environmental science but was unable to get a job of her qualification, so she now operates a small scale retail shop together with her husband.

Patience came to the hospital with severe pain within the right lumbar region for the past three months. Her pain is associated with a backache and she always feels like she has a full abdomen. Patience also experiences pain before and after eating. These problems are complicated by the fact that she is 24 weeks into her pregnancy, and she experiences pregnancy-related complications like persistent vomiting. Nowadays, Patience is unable to bend over or do any heavy-duty house chores. This has hindered her quality of health and, if she is not treated, this may also affect the development of her pregnancy.

Doctors diagnosed Patience with an ovarian cyst, which will need to be removed. However, she is unable to afford the cost of her care. Patience’s mother-in-law recently passed, and associated costs have impacted the little money their family had. Patience appeals for financial support.

Patience will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. Fortunately, she is scheduled to undergo an ovarian cystectomy on February 2nd. African Mission Healthcare is requesting $220 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, she will hopefully be free of pain and will be able to proceed with a safe pregnancy.

Patience shared, “Please save my life because my health condition is worsening as days go by. I am really worried about my health and pregnancy and hope that once I have this surgery, I will be able to continue with my shop to sustain my family.”

Patience is a 33 year-old mother from Uganda. She is married and has two children studying in the second and third grade. Patience holds a d...

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Patience's Timeline

  • January 31, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 4, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Patience 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.

  • February 4, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Patience's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 26, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Patience's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 27, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Patience's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Cystectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $220 for Patience's treatment
Hospital Fees
$84
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$41
Supplies
$69
Labs
$5
Other
$6

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