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Success! Tugumisirize from Uganda raised $242 to fund a curative laparotomy and continue with school.

Tugumisirize
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  • $242 raised, $0 to go
$242
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tugumisirize's treatment was fully funded on September 2, 2021.

Photo of Tugumisirize post-operation

August 23, 2021

Tugumisirize underwent a successful curative laparotomy.

Tugumisirize underwent a successful curative laparotomy treatment! The abdominal mass that was causing her pain and uncomfortable symptoms was removed and she is recovering well. She is now free from her challenges and is grateful for the support.

Tugumisirize’s mother also shared, “I am grateful to see that my daughter is now living a happy life after her surgery. I think that she will even be able to resume school well, as she had even started losing interest in learning.”

Tugumisirize underwent a successful curative laparotomy treatment! The abdominal mass that was causing her pain and uncomfortable symptoms w...

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July 5, 2021

Tugumisirize is a 16-year-old student and the youngest in a family of six children. She lives with her mother who is a subsistence farmer. Her mother grows beans, maize, tomatoes and cabbage, and also raises pigs to feed her family. Sadly, Tugumisirize lost her father when she was three months old.

Tugumisirize has had a mass on her abdomen for two years. She often experiences a feeling of fullness in her stomach, backaches, loss of appetite and other uncomfortable symptoms. She is not able to do strenuous work or sleep on her stomach due to the pain. She visited our medical partner’s care center where she was examined and diagnosed with a large mass that requires surgery.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Tugumisirize to receive treatment. On July 7th, she will undergo a curative laparotomy at AMH’s care center. Now, AMH is requesting $242 to fund her procedure.

Tugumisirize’s mother shared, “I will be extremely happy and will appreciate the support given because am really hoping to see my daughter in good health and hope she will be able to proceed with school.”

Tugumisirize is a 16-year-old student and the youngest in a family of six children. She lives with her mother who is a subsistence farmer. H...

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Tugumisirize's Timeline

  • July 5, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 7, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tugumisirize 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.

  • July 12, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tugumisirize's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 23, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tugumisirize's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 2, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tugumisirize's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Curative Laparotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $242 for Tugumisirize's treatment
Hospital Fees
$142
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$44
Supplies
$40
Labs
$4
Other
$12

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