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Success! Tuhangirwe from Uganda raised $252 to fund a Caesarean section.

Tuhangirwe
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  • $252 raised, $0 to go
$252
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$0
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Fully funded
Tuhangirwe's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2022.

Photo of Tuhangirwe post-operation

January 15, 2023

Tuhangirwe underwent a Caesarean section delivery.

Tuhangirwe delivered by c-section and her surgery was successful. She delivered a live baby boy weighing 2.8kgs. The baby is breastfeeding well, and is in good health. Mother has also been able to respond to post-operative treatment given and they are heading home together.

Tuhangirwe says: “I thank my donors so much for paying for me and am so glad that I delivered well. I was treated well in the ward and I really appreciated the fact that everything went on smoothly. May God bless you and reward you in abundance.”

Tuhangirwe delivered by c-section and her surgery was successful. She delivered a live baby boy weighing 2.8kgs. The baby is breastfeeding w...

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September 26, 2022

Meet Tuhangirwe, a 38 year old business woman, living in Uganda with her husband and four children. While Tuhangirwe holds a degree in arts in education, she lost her teaching job as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown. She opened up a small retail shop, while her husband works as a farmer. Their income is limited due to the unstable weather patterns, and the weak economic climate.

Tuhangirwe is currently expecting a baby. Because of the risks from her previous deliveries, her doctors are recommending that she deliver her new baby via a C-section in order to ensure the safety and well being of both Tuhangirwe and her child.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Tuhangirwe undergo a C-Section on September 27th, at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. The C-Section will cost $252, and Tuhangirwe needs your support, to fund this procedure.

Tuhangirwe says: “With your support, I expect the best of my surgery and hope to continue with my business to sustain my family.”

Meet Tuhangirwe, a 38 year old business woman, living in Uganda with her husband and four children. While Tuhangirwe holds a degree in arts...

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Tuhangirwe's Timeline

  • September 26, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tuhangirwe was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 27, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tuhangirwe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 29, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tuhangirwe 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.

  • December 31, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tuhangirwe's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 15, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tuhangirwe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Elective Caesarean section (C-Section)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $252 for Tuhangirwe's treatment
Hospital Fees
$86
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$46
Supplies
$81
Labs
$12
Other
$12

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Son

Son is a 21-year-old mother of two. She and her husband have two sons - one is four years old and the other is one year old. Both she and her husband are construction workers. When not working outside on construction sites, she is a busy mother caring and cooking for her active children. Four months ago, on the way home from work, Son was in a motor vehicle collision. She injured her left shoulder and received a hard blow to the face, fracturing her left orbital bones. Her family took her to a government hospital to repair the bones surrounding her eye. The traumatic injury also damaged the muscle and nerve function of her shoulder, which was not repaired. This is a devastating injury for their young family, as it can cause a significant loss of function and ability to perform tasks of daily living. Son has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on her left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. She has pain and is unable to lift her left arm. She cannot work in construction or manage her household, which has also been very hard for her husband. Son traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. This is the only center in the whole country where this treatment is available. On October 17th, she will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, she hopes that her arm will be functional and she can work, do housework, and care for her children. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $709 to fund this procedure. She says: "After surgery, I hope I can use my left arm. This treatment will help me in the future to return to work."

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$519raised
$190to go

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