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Success! Francis from Uganda raised $145 to fund a mass removal on his head.

Francis
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  • $145 raised, $0 to go
$145
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Francis's treatment was fully funded on December 9, 2021.

Photo of Francis post-operation

December 16, 2021

Francis underwent a mass removal on his head.

Francis had a successful surgery at our medical partner’s Rushoroza Hospital. The swollen mass on his head was removed successfully and he no longer has to worry about further growth, which had become his largest worry. Francis will now proceed with farming comfortably and believes he will live an improved life. He can now comfortably carry a load on his head and will no longer have to cover his head, which was making him very uncomfortable in public.

Francis says, “I thank Watsi very much for giving me a reason to smile again because my condition was worrying and I could not afford the surgery. I will live a better life. May God bless you.”

Francis had a successful surgery at our medical partner's Rushoroza Hospital. The swollen mass on his head was removed successfully and he n...

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November 17, 2021

Francis is a forty-four year old father of four. He is a hardworking farmer living in southwestern Uganda. From his farming, Francis is able to provide a living for his family. He proudly shared that all his children are in school. His wife helps on the farm as well and their family’s income is only sufficient to meet their day to day needs.

Eight years ago, Francis developed a small swell on the crown of his head. Over the years, the mass has increased considerably and has also become painful. He has tried treating it with local herbs, while trying to conceal it with a head cap, but it has not receded. He is unable to carry anything on his head, which is difficult considering he is a farmer. Luckily, the lump is not cancerous, but he needs a mass excision to relieve him from the discomfort and pain. He appeals for financial assistance to make his surgery possible.

Francis traveled to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), to receive treatment. On November 18th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Francis needs help to raise $145 to fund this procedure.

Francis says, “I pray and hope to look normal again through surgery. I feel inferior in public and I hope to get another chance to have another way of life. I will continue with farming to be able to take good care of my family.”

Francis is a forty-four year old father of four. He is a hardworking farmer living in southwestern Uganda. From his farming, Francis is able...

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Francis's Timeline

  • November 17, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 18, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Francis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 20, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Francis 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.

  • December 9, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Francis's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 16, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Francis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

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Funded by 3 donors

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

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