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Success! Isabellah from Uganda raised $196 to fund mass excision surgery.

Isabellah
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  • $196 raised, $0 to go
$196
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Isabellah's treatment was fully funded on December 29, 2017.

Photo of Isabellah post-operation

July 24, 2017

Isabellah underwent mass excision surgery.

The lipoma on Isabellah’s back was successfully removed, and she is now home completing recuperation. As soon as she is completely healed, she will be applying for her job back at the tea factory where she used to work.

“Because of this surgery, I am looking forward to the future,” says Isabellah. “I was worried that I would not be able to support my son. I want him to get a good education. Now I can work.”

The lipoma on Isabellah's back was successfully removed, and she is now home completing recuperation. As soon as she is completely healed, s...

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July 3, 2017

Isabellah is a 32-year-old single mother from rural Uganda. She lives with her parents and her 12-year-old son. During her free time, Isabellah can be found listening to the radio.

Isabellah has been diagnosed with a lipoma, or a mass, located just below her neck. The mass causes Isabellah to experience a lot of pain, and she is consequently unable to work.

Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $196 to cover the cost of Isabellah’s mass excision surgery, which is scheduled to take place on July 4. After her treatment, Isabellah is looking forward to returning to her old job, saving some money, and starting a business dealing in agricultural produce.

“I thank the donors for supporting my treatment. God bless them,” says Isabellah.

Isabellah is a 32-year-old single mother from rural Uganda. She lives with her parents and her 12-year-old son. During her free time, Isabel...

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Isabellah's Timeline

  • July 3, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Isabellah was submitted by Eliad Amara, Communications Officer at The Kellermann Foundation.

  • July 4, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Isabellah received treatment at Bwindi Community 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.

  • July 17, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Isabellah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 24, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Isabellah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 29, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Isabellah's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Mass Excision
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $196 for Isabellah's treatment
Hospital Fees
$69
Medical Staff
$17
Medication
$17
Supplies
$64
Labs
$29

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Mary

Mary is a quiet and hardworking farmer. Mary and her husband plant maize on their one-acre farm and have four children aged between 33 and 24 years old. Their family is having a hard time financially due to the high bills needed to cater for their grandmother's hospital bills and she undergoes chemotherapy for breast cancer. Her children do not have sustainable jobs and are unable to pay for the treatment that Mary now needs. One evening, while Mary was listening to the radio , she heard about a medical camp that was organized by our medical partner's Kapsowar Mission Hospital in their area. She decided to seek medical advice from the doctors. After being seen, the doctors diagnosed her with a multinodular goiter that needed to be removed surgically. Before Mary sought medical care, she resorted to herbal medicine as she could not afford to go to a hospital. Years later, her condition did not improve and her general well-being has not been getting any better. She's become weak and cannot perform her daily duties of farming and house chores. Mary is unable to raise money for her surgery and is seeking financial assistance to get the surgery and lead a normal and painless life. Mary has had a long journey with her condition. In 2008, Mary began to experience troubling symptoms, including a mass on the neck, rapid heartbeat, increased sensitivity to heat and sweating. She visited the nearest healthcare facility where there were no diagnoses made. They advised her to go to a better facility for further investigations. But still many years later she hasn't been able to undergo the treatment she needs to heal. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Mary receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on November 17th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $936, and she and her family need help raising money. Mary says, “I want this mass to be removed for two reasons; so that I can continue with my daily chores and also, for my community to learn from my experience that herbalists cannot cure and should seek medical care at a hospital.”

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