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Owomugisha is a 13-year-old student from Uganda who needs $145 to fund mass removal surgery on his chest.

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June 1, 2021

Owomugisha is a 13-year-old student and the oldest child in a family of three siblings. His parents are small scale farmers and his family lives together in a single rented room.

In March, Owomugisha developed a small mass in his chest area, which has been gradually increasing in size. He was initially given medication, but the mass is not receding. If it is not treated, he will continue to be uncomfortable in school, and could experience poorer quality of life.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Owomugisha receive treatment. He traveled to AMH’s care center where, on June 2nd, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Owomugisha needs help to raise $145 to fund this procedure.

Owomugisha’s mother shared, “I pray that my son may get well through surgery. I want him to be able to comfortably proceed with his education.”

Owomugisha is a 13-year-old student and the oldest child in a family of three siblings. His parents are small scale farmers and his family l...

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Owomugisha's Timeline

  • June 1, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 2, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Owomugisha 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.

  • June 7, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Owomugisha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 20, 2021
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Owomugisha's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Owomugisha is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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

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