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Tukamushaba is a future teacher from Uganda who needs $220 to fund an ovarian cyst removal.

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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
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Tukamushaba's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Tukamushaba is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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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