Success! Patience from Uganda raised $333 to fund thyroidectomy surgery.

Patience
$333
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$0
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Fully funded
Patience's treatment was fully funded on May 26, 2023.
  • Patience's story
  • Patience's update
January 2, 2023

Photo of Patience post-operation

May 31, 2023

Patience underwent thyroidectomy surgery.

Patience had a successful surgery that helped eliminate the neck swelling that had been increasing in size for the past 2 years. Through the...

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Patience's Timeline

  • January 2, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 4, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Patience's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 11, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Patience 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.

  • May 26, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Patience's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 31, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Patience's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Flora is a single mother of a baby boy aged 1.5 years. She is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo who found herself in Malawi in the year 2022 in search of her sister Esperance. Flora grew up in her sister’s house since she lost all her parents through war. She shared that they got separated in 2016 during a war where Esperance's husband was killed and the family all scattered. Esperance, the sister, found herself in a refugee camp in Malawi in 2016 where Flora was able to trace her 6 years later. They both now run a saloon business which earns them a little income that helps to meet their needs. Flora was doing well until her recent pregnancy. During one of her antenatal clinics that was done at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH), she was noted to have uterine fibroids through abdominal ultrasound scanning. She had a successful caesarian section in June 2022. However, since the birth of her child, Flora has been experiencing difficult symptoms leading to frequent blood transfusions due to anemia. Flora is weak at the moment and has been seeking medical attention frequently. On January 17th this year, Flora was taken back to KCH due a dangerous low blood level. She received three pints of whole blood, recovered, and was discharged home. On January 31st, she was seen by the gynecologist at KCH who recommended a hysterectomy but due to the long list at KCH, she is not able to be seen for many months. The gynecologist referred her to our medical partner's care center PIH for urgent attention due to her condition. Her sister brought her to PIH where the surgeon confirmed her diagnosis and the need for a total abdominal hysterectomy, which is the removal of the uterus, including the cervix. Flora was then referred to the Watsi program due to her financial status. Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in a woman's uterus. Fibroids might become quite large leading to severe abdominal pain and heavy bleeding. If left untreated, fibroids continue to grow, both in size and number worsening the symptoms. The heavy bleeding may become worse causing anemia which may be fatal. Flora needs help raising $1,363 to fund her hysterectomy surgery scheduled for February 3rd. After the surgery, it is expected that Flora will be able to live her normal life, and continue taking care of her baby as she works hand-in-hand with her sister. Flora Said, “Kindly help me to get better. I have already come through a lot in my life."

$364raised
$999to go