Success! Peace from Uganda raised $252 to fund a thyroidectomy so she can breathe well again.

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Peace's treatment was fully funded on August 23, 2023.
  • Peace's story
  • Peace's update
February 24, 2023

Photo of Peace post-operation

September 7, 2023

Peace underwent a thyroidectomy so she can breathe well again.

Peace underwent a successful thyroidectomy treatment, which has relieved her of the life-threatening symptoms she previously experienced. Sh...

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Peace's Timeline

  • February 24, 2023

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

  • March 1, 2023

    Peace 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.

  • March 9, 2023

    Peace's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 23, 2023

    Peace's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 7, 2023

    Peace's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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