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Success! Stellah from Uganda raised $145 to fund mass removal surgery.

Stellah
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  • $145 raised, $0 to go
$145
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Stellah's treatment was fully funded on December 20, 2021.

Photo of Stellah post-operation

December 29, 2021

Stellah underwent mass removal surgery.

Stellah had a successful surgery! The swollen mass on her leg was removed and she has new confidence that she will no longer face the challenges which had affected her productivity. She’s now able to resume farming comfortably and hopes to live an improved life.

Stellah says, “Thank you very much for restoring my lost hope of living a normal life again. Thanks to Rushoroza Hospital for the quality services and for making me feel at home. May you live long.”

Stellah had a successful surgery! The swollen mass on her leg was removed and she has new confidence that she will no longer face the challe...

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November 22, 2021

Stellah is a small-scale farmer and the mother of six children. Stellah lost her husband this year in July due to sickness. He left her a three-room semi-permanent house for shelter. Her firstborn is 30 years old and her last born is currently in primary school class five.

Stellah developed a small painless swelling on her inner thigh as well as popliteal fossa on her right lower leg one year ago. It has progressively increased in size so Stellah resorted to using herbs as well as taking baths in hot springs hoping that she could get well but it did not help. She has never visited any medical facility for treatment. She occasionally develops numbness in her legs and sometimes her legs become unmovable after sitting down for a while. While farming, she has to lift her leg using her hands to move a step forward. She presented to Rushoroza Hospital and the surgeon recommended surgery. If not treated, her cyst is likely to continue increasing in size and could become infected, further impairing Stellah’s movement and productivity along with the quality of her life. However, she is unable to cater for the surgery costs and needs assistance.

Stellah traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On November 23rd, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Stellah needs help to raise $145 to fund this procedure.

Stellah says, “I hope to live a normal life again through surgery. I hope to continue with farming since it is my source of livelihood.”

Stellah is a small-scale farmer and the mother of six children. Stellah lost her husband this year in July due to sickness. He left her a th...

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Stellah's Timeline

  • November 22, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 24, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Stellah 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.

  • November 24, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Stellah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 20, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Stellah's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 29, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Stellah'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 Stellah's treatment
Hospital Fees
$73
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$19
Supplies
$26
Labs
$20
Other
$7

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Clement

Clement is a small-scale farmer from Kenya. He was born and raised in a small village called Bugar where most of the people living in the area are farmers or find other casual jobs. He is married and has six children: two girls, and four boys. He did not attend school and communicates only in his mother tongue, called Keiyo. His family lives in a small mud house with a thatched roof and grows their food from their small farm, which mostly consists of maize and beans. Last week, Clement sustained a severe injury on his right leg after he was involved in a road traffic accident while going to the market. He was a passenger on a motorcycle that lost control and fell into a ditch leaving him and the rider with severe injuries. They were rushed to a nearby hospital where they received first aid and were later referred to our medical partner's care center for treatment. An X-ray revealed an open right tibia fibula fracture. Quickly Clement was rushed to the operating theatre for surgical debridement of wounds and casting. He was admitted to the hospital and is awaiting fracture surgery. He is unable to walk and is in great pain. Clement likes spending his days on his farm and as the breadwinner of the family, he's now feeling distressed because he can’t provide for them due to his condition. He is worried about the obstacles his family would face if his leg is not treated, having also been diagnosed with arthritis. The family doesn’t have funds to pay for his surgery and he's appealing for support. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 6th, Clement will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will reduce his pain and help him walk easily again. After complete recovery, he will be able to resume his work and support his family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund his treatment to help him heal. Clement says, “I want to be pain-free and healthy. I hope to be happy again and have a good life. My family needs me the most.”

73% funded

73%funded
$841raised
$304to go
Lydia

Lydia is a small-scale farmer and a mother of six. Her husband is a businessman who buys and sells dry produce such as beans around their village. They own a four-room semi-permanent house for shelter. Their firstborn is now 30 years old and their youngest is nine years old and in the second grade. She proudly shared that her other children are also in school at different class levels. One year ago, Lydia began to experience troubling symptoms, including neck pains and in October, she had airway obstruction to the extent that she could hardly breathe. She visited a health unit and managed to get relief through medication. Currently, her airway obstruction has persisted and she must have her head supported her to sleep. She has completely stopped farming due to her condition. She came to Rushoroza Hospital where tests were done after a review by the doctor she was diagnosed with a non-toxic nodular goiter. The doctor has recommended surgery but she is unable to raise the required fees. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Lydia receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on January 7th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $333, and she and her family need help raising money. Lydia says, “I hope to live a normal and free life again through the surgery. My family and I cannot afford the surgery and I pray that I may be considered for treatment.”

36% funded

36%funded
$120raised
$213to go

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