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Success! Evelyne from Uganda raised $145 to fund surgery to treat her keloid condition.

Evelyne
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  • $145 raised, $0 to go
$145
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Evelyne's treatment was fully funded on December 3, 2021.

Photo of Evelyne post-operation

December 14, 2021

Evelyne underwent surgery to treat her keloid condition.

Evelyne had a successful surgery at Rushoroza Hospital. The swollen mass over the right side of her neck was removed successfully and surgeons believe there will be no further expansion. Evelyne will now comfortably proceed with her day-to-day duties and will be able to return to school and participate in school activities. She said how committed she is to perform well in class now that she will no longer feel inferior.

Evelyne says, “I thank the donor program very much for giving me a chance to look normal once again through surgery. My family and I are very happy. I’m looking forward to continuing with my education.”

Evelyne had a successful surgery at Rushoroza Hospital. The swollen mass over the right side of her neck was removed successfully and surgeo...

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November 2, 2021

Evelyne is an 18-year-old student. She’s is in senior high school, but currently at home due to the closure of schools as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. She’s the last born of seven children. Her parents are small-scale farmers and own a three-room semi-permanent house for shelter. She has been able to get support for school fees from her sister who is a nun under Our Lady of Fatima Sisters because her parents currently cannot afford her school fees and neither can they afford her medication.

About four years ago, Nayebare suffered from chickenpox and managed to get herbal treatment. She later developed a prominent scar on her right side of the neck that has slowly kept on increasing in size. Currently, it’s very painful and she can hardly sleep. She has continuously used herbs without improvement. She feels down at school with her friends and this partly affects her performance at school. If not treated, the keloids could become more extensive. They could also transform into cancerous lesions, causing more pain and discomfort. Her family is unable to afford the cost of treatment and is seeking financial support.

Evelyne traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On November 3rd, surgeons will help heal her condition. Now, Evelyne’s family needs help to raise $145 to fund this procedure.

Evelyne says, “I feel uncomfortable in this condition especially while at school. I hope to look normal again through surgery so that I can live a pain-free life and comfortably continue with education.”

Evelyne is an 18-year-old student. She's is in senior high school, but currently at home due to the closure of schools as a result of the CO...

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Evelyne's Timeline

  • November 2, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Evelyne was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 3, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Evelyne 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.

  • November 4, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Evelyne's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 3, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Evelyne's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 14, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Evelyne's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

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Funded by 1 donor

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Treatment
Mass Excision
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $145 for Evelyne's treatment
Hospital Fees
$73
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$19
Supplies
$26
Labs
$20
Other
$7

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