Success! Tumwesigye from Uganda raised $287 to fund uterine prolapse repair surgery.

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Tumwesigye's treatment was fully funded on April 11, 2017.
  • Tumwesigye's story
  • Tumwesigye's update
April 10, 2017

Photo of Tumwesigye post-operation

June 27, 2017

Tumwesigye received uterine prolapse repair surgery.

Tumwesigye’s uterine prolapse repair was a success. She will no longer experience severe urinary tract infections. After recovery she will b...

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Tumwesigye's Timeline

  • April 10, 2017

    Tumwesigye was submitted by Maya Murao, Fellow at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 11, 2017

    Tumwesigye's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 11, 2017

    Tumwesigye's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 20, 2017

    Tumwesigye received treatment at Holy Family Virika 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.

  • June 27, 2017

    Tumwesigye's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Paw, who is 50 years old, lives with her husband, two daughters, and four sons in an internally displaced people (IDP) camp in Karen State in Burma. They have no source of income and rely on the food support they receive from donors every month. In her free time, Paw enjoys weaving traditional Karen shirts and foraging for vegetables in the forest. In 2021, Paw started to experience pain in her lower abdomen and back. At first, she thought the pain would go away on its own; instead, it only intensified. Last year, she felt a mass in her lower abdomen, but she could not afford to seek treatment at a hospital. After Paw and her family fled to the IDP camp in December 2022, she went to the clinic in the camp, where she could access free, basic health care. Paw was referred to Mae Sariang Hospital for evaluation. At the hospital, she had an ultrasound and was diagnosed with bilateral ovarian tumors. The doctor told her that she needs surgery to remove her uterus and both of her ovaries. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Paw's surgery, which is scheduled to take place on April 23rd at Mae Sariang Hospital. After she has recovered from this procedure, Paw will no longer experience pain in her abdomen and back. "When the doctor told me I need to have the tumors removed, I felt happy that I will be free from this pain. I also feel very happy that your organization [BCMF] will help me pay for my treatment cost. I hope that I will recover soon, and that I will be able to work again. I want to say thank you so much to all the donors for their help. May they be blessed more and be prosperous,” said Paw.

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