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Success! Mukuru from Uganda raised $170 to treat a thyroid goiter.

Mukuru
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  • $170 raised, $0 to go
$170
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$0
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Fully funded
Mukuru's treatment was fully funded on December 11, 2015.

Photo of Mukuru post-operation

December 24, 2015

Mukuru received surgery to treat her thyroid goiter.

“Mukuru underwent a successful thyroidectomy surgery. She will now stop having the severe pain, palpitations and difficulty to feed. Mukuru will be able to work and take care of her family,” reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

Mukuru says, “Thank you to my donors. You are such good people. May God bless you.”

"Mukuru underwent a successful thyroidectomy surgery. She will now stop having the severe pain, palpitations and difficulty to feed. Mukuru ...

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November 27, 2015

Mukuru is a 52-year-old woman living in Uganda. She is a mother of six and both she and her husband work to support their family.

Mukuru has a thyroid goiter – an enlarged thyroid that causes swelling and pain.

“About three years ago, Mukuru felt a swelling in her neck but she did not think much of it,” says her doctor. “After one year, she started to experience pain.”

The goiter is also causing Mukuru to experience palpitations, difficulty eating, and disturbed sleep.

“Mukuru went to the hospital and was booked for surgery but could not raise the required amount,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF) tells us. Her pain has made it difficult for her to work and obtain her usual income.

For $170, she can receive a thyroidectomy to remove the enlarged part of her thyroid. This operation ensures that Mukuru’s condition cannot persist, providing her with a long-term solution.

“After the surgery, Mukuru will stop having the severe pain, palpitations, and difficulty feeding,” AMHF states. Once fully recovered, “Mukuru will be able to work and take care of her family.”

“I really want to be fine so that this pain can go away,” shares Mukuru.

Mukuru is a 52-year-old woman living in Uganda. She is a mother of six and both she and her husband work to support their family. Mukuru ...

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Mukuru's Timeline

  • November 27, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mukuru was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • November 30, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mukuru received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. 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 10, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mukuru's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 11, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mukuru's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 24, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mukuru's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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