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Success! Medius from Uganda raised $258 for a safe delivery.

Medius
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  • $258 raised, $0 to go
$258
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Medius's treatment was fully funded on November 15, 2016.

Photo of Medius post-operation

January 19, 2017

Medius safely delivered her baby.

Medius and her husband, Emmy, are the proud parents of their third son! She underwent a successful C-section, and she was monitored for five days before discharge. Both Medius and her son were healthy when they left hospital and when they returned two weeks later for a checkup. She hopes to send her son to school when he is older.

“I want him to be a doctor, so that he can treat people who are needy,” adds Medius.

Medius and her husband, Emmy, are the proud parents of their third son! She underwent a successful C-section, and she was monitored for five...

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October 13, 2016

Medius is a 33-year-old mother from Uganda. She has two children, and is pregnant with her third. Both her children attend primary school; the eldest is in fourth grade and the youngest is in first grade.

Medius and her husband Emmy are both teachers, but it is still challenging for them to make enough money to support their family and send their children to school. Recently, Medius and her husband obtained a loan to start a poultry project for an extra source of income, but the chicks have not grown enough to be sold.

During her free time, Medius likes helping her children in doing their homework and listen to them share about what they learned at school. She hopes that her children will obtain an education and become doctors in her community.

Both Medius’ previous deliveries were by C-section, and she will need a C-section with this delivery as well. Medius has felt fatigued during the last month of her pregnancy and has come to the mother’s hospital to wait for her delivery.

For $258, Medius will undergo the C-section and antenatal care she needs for a safe delivery. After her surgery, she hopes to continue teaching and will be strong enough to look after her new poultry farm as the chicken grow.

“I want to thank the donors for being merciful and offering to lend a hand. May God bless you,” shared Medius.

Medius is a 33-year-old mother from Uganda. She has two children, and is pregnant with her third. Both her children attend primary school; t...

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Medius's Timeline

  • October 13, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Medius was submitted by Barnabas Oyesiga, Communications Officer at The Kellermann Foundation.

  • October 14, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Medius 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.

  • October 14, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Medius's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 15, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Medius's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 19, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Medius's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
C-section (antenatal care not needed)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $258 for Medius's treatment
Hospital Fees
$116
Medical Staff
$17
Medication
$20
Supplies
$57
Labs
$39
Other
$9

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Phyo Ko

Phyo Ko is a 33-year-old man. He lives with his wife, son and daughter in Mae Tao Village in Thailand. Originally from across the border in Burma, he moved to Thailand in search of better job opportunities in 2009. Phyo Ko’s wife is a homemaker and their children are too young to attend school. Phyo Ko works as a construction day labourer and he earns 350 baht (approx. 11.67 USD) per day. However, recently he has not been able to work frequently because of pain in his left thigh. In the beginning of 2021, Phyo Ko and his friend were working at a construction site in Mae Sot. While working, the scaffolding fell onto his left hand and his left thigh. After the accident, his hand and his thigh started to hurt. Once he applied oil made from traditional medicine to his hand and thigh, the pain stopped. One month after the accident, his lower left thigh became swollen and a mass appeared above his knee on the front of his thigh. A doctor at Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) performed a physical examination and told him that there was nothing wrong with his thigh and did not give him any medication. Once he went home, Phyo Ko continued to apply the oil made from traditional medicine on his thigh. However, the mass did not disappear. When his mass started to increase in size a few months later, his wife told him to go back to the hospital. When Phyo Ko went back to the hospital, there were no doctors available to see him in the outpatient department because of an increase of COVID-19 cases in the Mae Sot. He went home and continued to apply oil even though he felt it was not helping him. Over the last few weeks the pain in his thigh worsened and now he can no longer work. Doctors want Phyo Ko to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Phyo Ko's CT scan and care, scheduled for April 29th. Phyo Ko said, “I would like to recover quickly because I cannot work since I suffer from this disease. Now, my family has no income and I am worried that I will not be able to support my family anymore.” In his free time, Phyo Ko likes to play with his children. “When I recover, I will work hard to pay back my debt to the neighbours we borrowed the money from. I want to live with my family for a long time and I want to support my family,” he said.

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