Success! Alourde from Haiti raised $1,085 to fund a mastectomy operation.

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Fully funded
Alourde's treatment was fully funded on September 1, 2017.
  • Alourde's story
  • Alourde's update
March 18, 2017

Photo of Alourde post-operation

March 29, 2017

Alourde underwent a mastectomy operation.

Alourde had a successful surgery. She feels happy and extremely relieved to have gotten this operation. She will be able to work again. “...

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Alourde's Timeline

  • March 18, 2017

    Alourde was submitted by Gaelle Mondestin at Innovating Health International.

  • March 18, 2017

    Alourde received treatment at St. Luc Family Hospital in Haiti. 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.

  • March 21, 2017

    Alourde's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 29, 2017

    Alourde's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 1, 2017

    Alourde's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 11 donors

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Amos is a confident, 28 year old man, who lives with his family in Uganda. Just as Amos was beginning his university studies some years back, his father passed away, leaving Amos without the means to fund his education. He left school, and took on the care of his two siblings, who subsequently also passed away. Currently, Amos depends upon the cultivation of maize, beans, groundnuts and potatoes to provide for his wife and two children. His wife contributes to the family income by working as a casual laborer. In addition to his farming, Amos has taken on the role of chairperson in local groups within his village. Amos first sought medical attention due to persistent abdominal pain, a constant feeling of fullness, episodes of constipation, and occasional shortness of breath. These symptoms have persisted for the past nine months. Initially, he visited a clinic, where he was misdiagnosed with a thyroid issue, for which he received treatment which did nothing to alleviate his symptoms. After visiting with another doctor, a scan revealed the presence of a mesenteric mass. The recommended course of action is a curative laparotomy; however, Amos lacks the financial means to undergo the necessary surgery. In light of these circumstances, Amos humbly appeals for your support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is seeking $242 to cover the costs of the curative laparotomy, that Amos is scheduled to undergo on August 8th, at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. Your assistance would not only alleviate Amos' financial burden, but it would also contribute to his well-being, providing him with the opportunity to undergo the crucial surgery that could significantly improve his quality of life. Amos says: "I hope for a complete recovery once I am operated on, and I am confident that I will certainly regain my health after the surgery."

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