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Success! Abigaba from Uganda raised $290 to treat a vesicovaginal fistula.

Abigaba
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  • $290 raised, $0 to go
$290
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Abigaba's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2015.

Photo of Abigaba post-operation

January 13, 2016

Abigaba received surgery for post-pregnancy complications.

“Abigaba’s fistula repair was a success,” reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “She has been monitored [for] fourteen days. Urine has completely stopped leaking.”

AMHF adds, “She feels that her dignity is recovered already. After full recovery, she hopes to start supporting herself in activities such as washing and to work hard to support her family.”

Abigaba shares, “Thank you very much for your help. Now I feel good. Urine is not leaking at all. God bless you.”

Her husband states, “Thank you very much. Keep up the spirit of helping the poor. She was suffering and I was suffering with her in the hospital for three months before we come to Virika hospital. If I see another poor lady in such as condition, I’ll look for money and transport her to Virika for treatment.”

"Abigaba’s fistula repair was a success," reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). "She has been monitored...

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December 14, 2015

18-year-old Abigaba lives in Uganda with her husband, who works at a hair salon.

This September, Abigaba spent six hours in labor at the health centre in her home village, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), tells us. “Abigaba was referred to a government hospital in Fort Portal where she had surgery and her first baby was stillborn. After the surgery, Abigaba noticed that her urine could not be controlled.”

Abigaba has a vesicovaginal fistula, an abnormal fistulous tract extending between the bladder and vagina that allows for continuous and involuntary discharge of urine.

She discovered the Watsi program at Virika Hospital after being unable to afford additional transportation and surgery at the government-run hospital. Fistula repair for Abigaba costs $290 and will lower her risk of chronic pain, chance of infection, and possibility of being a social outcast.

“After surgery she hopes to recover, regain her dignity, and continue supporting herself without having to depend on her sister-in-law,” says AMHF.

“Thank you in advance for offering to help me,” shares Abigaba.

18-year-old Abigaba lives in Uganda with her husband, who works at a hair salon. This September, Abigaba spent six hours in labor at the ...

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Abigaba's Timeline

  • December 14, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 15, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abigaba received treatment at Holy Family Virika 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.

  • December 25, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abigaba's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 25, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abigaba's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 13, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abigaba's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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Blessings

Blessings is a beautiful 5-month-old girl and the only child in her young family. Her mother hopes to return to finishing school once Blessings is stronger and healthier. Blessings’s grandmother has stopped working to help take care of her grandchild and their family relies on Blessings’s grandfather who is employed as a gardener. Blessings has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Blessings has been experiencing increasing head circumference. Her mother gathered some funds with the help of Blessing’s grandmother and took her to a hospital. She was examined and the doctor requested a scan. At that moment their family did not have any money for the scan and they had to go home without knowing the way forward. While at home, they gathered more funds and went to another facility. Blessings was examined again and a scan was done. This center then referred their family to another facility in Nairobi for treatment. They shared that they went back home with the hopes of Blessings getting treated crushed as they could not afford the treatment that she needed. Thankfully, our medical partner's mobile clinic team visited the area where a relative referred them to their clinic. Blessings was examined and referred to BethanyKids Hospital, where she can finally undergo surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Blessings that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 6th and will drain the excess fluid from Blessings's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Blessings will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Blessings’s mother says, “I would like my child to be treated so that she is healthy and I can go back to school."

42% funded

42%funded
$305raised
$415to go

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