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Success! Peace from Uganda raised $220 for uterine prolapse repair surgery.

Peace
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Peace's treatment was fully funded on November 19, 2021.

Photo of Peace post-operation

December 6, 2021

Peace underwent treatment for uterine prolapse.

Peace had a successful surgery at Nyakibale Hospital. She recovered well and was discharged home to continue healing. She shared that she has a renewed sense of hope that the surgery will improve her life and her dignity. She is grateful for the support offered.

Peace said, “I am happy and grateful to feel like a woman again. May God bless you.”

Peace had a successful surgery at Nyakibale Hospital. She recovered well and was discharged home to continue healing. She shared that she ha...

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August 23, 2021

Peace is a 43-year-old teacher and mother of three from Uganda. Her eldest daughter finished university recently but is not yet employed while Peace’s other two children are still in school. Peace graduated as a third grade teacher and has since been teaching.

During her free time, she loves tending to her domestic animals and farming. Since the Covid-19 pandemic arrived, her employment has been affected. Her husband is a boda-boda (cargo bike) driver but the income is also small to make ends meet and afford sufficient medical care.

Peace was experiencing lower abdominal pain for the past two years ago. She has been diagnosed with cystocele with a poorly healed 3rd-degree tear. She tried seeking treatment from a different health center but could not receive the treatment due to the cost of surgery. Her friend recommended she visit Nyakibale Hospital. She was reviewed and her doctors recommended uterine prolapse repair surgery.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 24th, Peace will undergo surgery. She will be free from the pain which she experiences daily. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting support to fund this treatment.

Peace says “I am worried I may lose my family but I have hope that once I am operated on, all will be fine and I will be relieved from this discomfort and pain.”

Peace is a 43-year-old teacher and mother of three from Uganda. Her eldest daughter finished university recently but is not yet employed whi...

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Peace's Timeline

  • August 23, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 25, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Peace's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 11, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Peace received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale 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 19, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Peace's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 6, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Peace's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Uterine Prolapse Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $220 for Peace's treatment
Hospital Fees
$64
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$41
Supplies
$99
Labs
$5
Other
$11

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Alice

Alice is a cheerful and talkative 63-year-old farmer from Kenya. She has seven children, with her youngest being 14 and her oldest being 40. Although she is married, Alice works to support her children alone. She and her family live on a small piece of land, half of which is reserved for a tea plantation. She grows and sells this tea in order to pay her children's school fees and provide them with their day-to-day needs. 15 years ago, Alice began experiencing troubling symptoms, including neck swelling, joint weakness, and constant fatigue. After attempting to alleviate her symptoms using herbal medication with no success, she decided to seek medical attention at a health center. The medics referred her to our medical partner's care center, AIC Kapsowar Hospital, for diagnosis and treatment. Fortunately, a friend provided her with money to pay for her transportation to the hospital. Once there, she was diagnosed with bilateral non-toxic multinodular goiter, meaning she has multiple lumps located within her thyroid glands. In order to stop her symptoms and prevent them from worsening, she must undergo surgery. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), is helping Alice receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on August 15th at AMHF's care center. During this procedure, surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This surgery will cost $936, and Alice and her family need help raising money. Alice says, “I would like to see my children achieve their dreams. I look forward to getting well to continue providing for and supporting them. Kindly help me.”

38% funded

38%funded
$365raised
$571to go

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