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Success! Tibeingana from Uganda raised $284 to fund a curative laparotomy.

Tibeingana
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$284
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Tibeingana's treatment was fully funded on April 17, 2021.

Photo of Tibeingana post-operation

May 13, 2021

Tibeingana underwent a curative laparotomy.

Tibeingana had a curative laparotomy surgery due to remove the cancerous mass. She already reports a big improvement after her surgery and believes she will finally live a stable, better, and more productive life. She believes she will be able to resume farming after complete recovery and will be able to take good care of herself now.

Tibeingana says, “I will pray for the WATSI program so that it may become stronger and be able to continue helping the needy like me all over the world. May God bless you.”

Tibeingana had a curative laparotomy surgery due to remove the cancerous mass. She already reports a big improvement after her surgery and b...

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March 31, 2021

Tibeingana is a 69-year-old farmer, a widow, and a mother of 6. Her husband passed away in 2013, and she has been on her own since then. During her free time, she enjoys working in her farm.

Five months ago, Tibeingana began to experience troubling symptoms, including severe abdominal pains, vomiting and loss of appetite. She was diagnosed with an intestinal obstruction, and needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Tibeingana receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a curative laporotomy, a surgery to remove cancerous tissue, on April 1st at our medical partner’s care center. This procedure will cost $284, and Tibeingana and her family need your support.

Tibeingana shared, “I pray for a successful surgery. I am helpless and in pain; I have lost hope. Once given treatment, I will resume farming to be able to take good care of myself.”

Tibeingana is a 69-year-old farmer, a widow, and a mother of 6. Her husband passed away in 2013, and she has been on her own since then. Dur...

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Tibeingana's Timeline

  • March 31, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 1, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tibeingana received treatment at Rushoroza 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.

  • April 3, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tibeingana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 17, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tibeingana's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 13, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tibeingana's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Curative Laporotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $284 for Tibeingana's treatment
Hospital Fees
$179
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$25
Supplies
$46
Labs
$20
Other
$14
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

The symptoms would vary depending on the condition being treated. Most curative laparotomies are done for tumors or infections. Patients will have pain, weight loss, fever, and abdominal fullness. A curative laparotomy could address a range of abdominal conditions, such as an ovarian tumor, stomach cancer, liver cancer, cholecystitis, abscess, and others.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

It depends on the nature of the condition, but most curative laparotomies at Watsi's Medical Partner AMH Care Centers are done for tumors or infections. Patients will have pain, weight loss, fever, and abdominal fullness.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Dependent on the exact condition. Stomach ulcers, ovarian tumors, and cancer are increasingly becoming common in Africa.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Surgery lasts around three hours with the patient being discharged home after 3 days. They are continuously monitored in the hospital wards.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The procedure is done with the intent of removing the pathology and curing the condition.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Medium surgical risk, overall, the risk of surgery is less than the risk of doing nothing. If the condition is cancer and caught early enough, it is treatable. If the condition is benign, such as cholecystitis, then the laparotomy is curative.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are few quality hospitals with adequate resources and expertise to treat most of the conditions that could be diagnosed by a laparotomy.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

For most abdominal tumors there is no alternative to removing them.

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