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Success! Tumwine from Uganda raised $145 to fund mass excision surgery.

Tumwine
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  • $145 raised, $0 to go
$145
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tumwine's treatment was fully funded on August 2, 2021.

Photo of Tumwine post-operation

August 8, 2021

Tumwine underwent mass excision surgery.

Tumwine’s surgery to remove her thyroglossal mass was a success and she is reporting big improvements. Tumwine is very happy and can’t wait to return to her classroom with confidence and comfort.

Tumwine says, “I thank you once again for restoring my strength to stand in front of my class and comfortably share knowledge with the younger generation. May God bless you.”

Tumwine's surgery to remove her thyroglossal mass was a success and she is reporting big improvements. Tumwine is very happy and can’t wait ...

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July 5, 2021

Tumwine is a 52-year-old teacher and a mother of four children. She is married and her husband is also a primary school teacher. They are proud of the children they are raising. Their oldest child is 25 and got married after completing a nursing degree. Their second child is studying for a certificate in teaching, their third has completed secondary school class four, and their youngest is in secondary school class three. They own a four-room semi-permanent house.

Tumwine developed a small swelling on her neck 20 years ago and it has progressively increased in size. While it used to be painless, she now experiences pain and worries about what may happen if she isn’t treated. She could experience difficulty eating or breathing in the future. After she was examined, she was diagnosed with a thyroglossal mass.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Tumwine to receive treatment. On July 6th, surgeons will remove the mass and now, Tumwine needs help raising $145 to fund this procedure.

Tumwine shared, “I pray that I may be given a chance to look normal again and to be able to do my duties comfortably. The swelling affects me and am not comfortable in class. I will resume teaching as soon as possible.”

Tumwine is a 52-year-old teacher and a mother of four children. She is married and her husband is also a primary school teacher. They are pr...

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Tumwine's Timeline

  • July 5, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tumwine was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 6, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tumwine 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.

  • July 9, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tumwine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 2, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tumwine's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tumwine's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Mass Excision
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $145 for Tumwine's treatment
Hospital Fees
$73
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$19
Supplies
$26
Labs
$20
Other
$7

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