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Success! Tukamushaba from Uganda raised $220 to fund an ovarian cyst removal.

Tukamushaba
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tukamushaba's treatment was fully funded on December 22, 2020.

Photo of Tukamushaba post-operation

July 8, 2020

Tukamushaba underwent an ovarian cyst removal.

Tukamushaba underwent a successful cystectomy treatment to remove a left ovarian mass. She is no longer experiencing discomfort or pain and although she feels dizzy, proper hydration will help her feel better. Once fully recovered, she will have a better quality of life and be able to continue teaching.

Tukamushaba shared, “I cannot believe that I have been relieved of this condition with your support. My parents were not able to help me and I did not have enough money either. Thanks, Watsi for being there for me. I will resume teaching once the COVID-19 situation improves and schools are reopened.”

Tukamushaba underwent a successful cystectomy treatment to remove a left ovarian mass. She is no longer experiencing discomfort or pain and ...

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May 21, 2020

Tukamushaba is a 21 year old student pursuing a certificate in nursery teaching. She has six siblings; some drive motorcycle taxis, others practice small-scale farming or do vehicle repairs, and one still in school. Her parents practice small-scale farming to earn a living and cannot afford this cost for the surgery of their daughter thus their family is seeking support.

Tukamushaba came to the hospital with lower abdominal pain, which she has had for five years along with associated left iliac fossa pain and other symptoms. This affects her standards of living as she has discomfort and thinks she could have been cursed, which our medical partner assured her is not true and only a myth. If not treated she may have the mass rupturing leading to threatening emergency.

Tukamushaba had previously never been taken to the hospital for treatment for her condition as the parents could not make it to pay the bills. But having been notified about a surgery program at Nyakibale, she came and was diagnosed with a very large left tubovarian mass. Doctors recommend she undergo a cystectomy treatment as guided by the abdominal ultrasound scan. We expect to greatly improve her wellbeing for good health and quality life.

Tukamushaba told us: “I surely cannot wait to be relieved of this condition as it has really discomforted me with pain. I look forward that after the coronavirus lockdown and surgery, then I may go back to school to finalize my course.”

Tukamushaba is a 21 year old student pursuing a certificate in nursery teaching. She has six siblings; some drive motorcycle taxis, others p...

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Tukamushaba's Timeline

  • May 21, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tukamushaba was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • May 22, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tukamushaba received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. 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.

  • May 22, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tukamushaba's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 08, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tukamushaba's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 22, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tukamushaba's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Cystectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $220 for Tukamushaba's treatment
Hospital Fees
$84
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$41
Supplies
$69
Labs
$5
Other
$6

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Collins

Collins is a young boy from the northeastern slopes of Mt Kenya in Meru County, Kenya. He is 5 years old and is the firstborn in a family of two children. His mother is a housewife, while his father is a mason. Collins was born with clubfoot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. Since birth, he has had serial casting treatment, but his condition has yet to improve. Both his mother and his sibling also have neglected clubfoot conditions. Collins has difficulty with walking and wearing shoes, and is unable to play with other kids. In January 2020, he was able to undergo a left posterior medial release (PMR) with Watsi support, and his foot has corrected well. As a result of the surgery, he is able to wear his left shoe and his walking has improved. However, his right foot is still deformed and requires surgery for him to be able to walk comfortably and confidently on both feet. Fortunately, Collins' family traveled back to our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on his right foot on January 11th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Collins's clubfoot repair. This surgery will be very impactful for Collins because he will be able to walk, play, and enjoy life like other children. His mother is grateful for the support for his first surgery, and again appeals for support for this procedure as their income level is not high enough to afford his needed care. Collins' mother shared, “I would like to thank CURE Hospital and AMH-Watsi who made possible my son’s first surgery. May the almighty God bless you. I continue to plead for support for the planned surgery on his right foot so that he can fully walk without any difficulty.”

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$1,017raised
$269to go

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