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Success! Sarah from Uganda raised $220 to fund gynecological surgery.

Sarah
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sarah's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2022.

Photo of Sarah post-operation

December 19, 2022

Sarah underwent gynecological surgery.

Sarah successfully underwent surgery and has had a complete recovery. She shared that she is now able to resume farming in good health.

Sarah shared: “I thank God so much to see that I was worked so well and am right now going home in good health. I was really worried of my health and thanks so much for bringing it back to normal.”

Sarah successfully underwent surgery and has had a complete recovery. She shared that she is now able to resume farming in good health. S...

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September 8, 2022

Sarah is a 30-year-old small-scale farmer and mother of two. Her children were delivered healthy in 2017 and 2022. Sarah had to leave school for financial reasons when she was a child because both her parents passed away. She started tending to people’s gardens for a living until she married, and she continues to farm for a living as best she can. Her husband is a builder. Sarah and her family live in their own semi-permanent house with four rooms. Their circumstances do not provide enough money to pay for Sarah’s needed surgery.

Sarah has experienced worrying symptoms for the past year and doctors have diagnosed a herniation in the pelvic region. Her doctors recommend a uterine prolapse repair surgery.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On September 8th, Sarah will undergo surgery. This will help get rid of the discomfort and improve her ability to work and her general quality of life. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $220 to fund this treatment.

Sarah says, “If I had money I would have been treated on my own. I ask the donors to support me so that I can regain my quality of life and I live with less or without these complaints. I want to resume with farming after surgery.”

Sarah is a 30-year-old small-scale farmer and mother of two. Her children were delivered healthy in 2017 and 2022. Sarah had to leave school...

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Sarah's Timeline

  • September 8, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sarah was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 9, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sarah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 15, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sarah received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale 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 29, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sarah's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 19, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sarah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Uterine Prolapse Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $220 for Sarah's treatment
Hospital Fees
$64
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$41
Supplies
$99
Labs
$5
Other
$11

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Samuel

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