Success! Agatha from Uganda raised $333 to fund a thyroidectomy.

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Agatha's treatment was fully funded on February 14, 2023.
  • Agatha's story
  • Agatha's update
December 2, 2022

Photo of Agatha post-operation

March 12, 2023

Agatha underwent a thyroidectomy.

Agatha had a successful thyroidectomy from Rushoroza Hospital. The surgery has relieved her of the swelling and pains she had developed thre...

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Agatha's Timeline

  • December 2, 2022

    Agatha was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 6, 2022

    Agatha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 7, 2022

    Agatha 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.

  • February 14, 2023

    Agatha's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 12, 2023

    Agatha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Chhorn is a 68 year old resident of Phnom Penh City. He shares his home with his wife, three daughters, and two sons. His youngest daughter is currently pursuing her studies at a local university while residing with them. At home, Chhorn finds enjoyment in watching boxing on TV and engaging in regular exercise. However, Chhorn has been facing persistent challenges over the past few years due to chronic ear infections - called otitis media - in his right ear. This condition has led to right ear tinnitus, a feeling of fullness, and severe pain. Unfortunately, these issues have escalated in recent months, affecting his hearing and making communication, especially at his workplace, increasingly difficult. Despite seeking medical treatment, the problem persists. He feels that there is hope on the horizon, though, as skilled ENT experts from our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, are able to help him get well again. Chhorn is scheduled for a myringotomy ear surgery on December 13th. Myringotomy involves making a small opening in the eardrum to drain the fluid and relieve the pressure from the middle ear. Sometimes a small tube is placed in the opening of the eardrum to ventilate the middle ear and to prevent fluid from accumulating. This procedure aims to address his ear issues and alleviate the associated symptoms, providing him with a renewed sense of well-being and improved communication abilities. Now, Chhorn needs your help with the cost of the $184 procedure. He shared: "I hope after surgery, I will have no more ear pain and can communicate better with my family and customers."

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