Success! Merida from Uganda raised $333 to fund thyroidectomy surgery so she can breathe comfortably again.

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Merida's treatment was fully funded on January 13, 2022.
  • Merida's story
  • Merida's update
November 8, 2021

Photo of Merida post-operation

January 25, 2022

Merida underwent thyroidectomy surgery so she can breathe easily again.

Merida's surgery was a success! After ten years of experiencing increasing swelling on her neck and difficulty breathing, Merida's thyroidec...

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Merida's Timeline

  • November 8, 2021

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

  • November 9, 2021

    Merida 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 10, 2021

    Merida's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 13, 2022

    Merida's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 25, 2022

    Merida's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

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Eliud is a 41-year-old truck driver. He is quiet and talks with a lot of calmness. He is married with two children aged 2 and 6 years and the sole breadwinner for his family, as his wife is a homemaker who does not have any source of income. To earn a living, Eliud works as a truck driver earning a commission on jobs. He shared that depending on the availability of work, his income is often inconsistent and negligible. Following a road accident, he has been unable to work and his family has been incapable of raising funds for his treatment. He is requesting financial assistance as he has no medical insurance coverage. On 12th March, Eliud was involved in a road accident. While driving his truck, he swayed off the road as he tried to avoid a pedestrian and hit a post, suffering a broken ankle and a bruised leg. He was rushed to a local health facility for first aid and later referred to our medical partner at Kijabe Hospital for surgery and an orthopedic review. An x-ray revealed a right open tibial plafond fracture. This is the joint between the tibia and ankle bone. He went to the operating theater and had an external fixator, called ex-fix, put in place to stabilize his bones. He was discharged two days later and advised to come after two weeks for a clinic check-up. When he returned to the clinic, doctors determined that an urgent tibial plafond ORIF (Ankle ORIF) is required. It is difficult for Eliud to walk or work. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On April 5th, Eliud will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily again and he will be able to resume work to earn for his family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $979 to fund this procedure. Eliud says, “I broke my leg during this accident and cannot walk. As a driver, I cannot work because of the fracture. I need this surgery to make the leg well and be able to drive.”

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