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Success! Mugabirwe from Uganda raised $220 to fund an ovarian cystectomy.

Mugabirwe
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mugabirwe's treatment was fully funded on May 9, 2021.

Photo of Mugabirwe post-operation

May 25, 2021

Mugabirwe underwent an ovarian cystectomy.

Mugabirwe successfully underwent a cystectomy treatment for her ovarian cyst. She is feeling relieved from the pain she always felt when walking. She can now bend with ease and no longer feels a full stomach like she used to be before. Further serious complications that could have arisen from the cyst were also reduced.

Mugabirwe says: “I really thank you so much for having made this possible because I could not have afforded the cost of my surgery. May the Lord bless you abundantly and I hope to get back to farming soon.”

Mugabirwe successfully underwent a cystectomy treatment for her ovarian cyst. She is feeling relieved from the pain she always felt when wal...

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April 8, 2021

Mugabirwe is a 45-year-old woman from Western Uganda. Both she and her husband are farmers. They have six children and their youngest is still in school. Mugabirwe also takes up casual labor projects in their community to make a living for their family.

For the past five years, Mugabirwe has been experiencing pain in her lower abdomen that radiates to her back and fatigue that limits her from engaging in strenuous work for long.

When she visited our medical partner’s care center, she had a pelvic scan and was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst that needs to be removed. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $220 to fund Mugabirwe’s procedure. On April 9th, she will undergo surgery at AMH’s care center. Once treated, Mugabirwe will be free from pain and the chances of the cyst becoming malignant will be reduced.

Mugabirwe shared, “I hope to get well after the treatment and have reduced pain to continue tending to the farm and raising my family.”

Mugabirwe is a 45-year-old woman from Western Uganda. Both she and her husband are farmers. They have six children and their youngest is sti...

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Mugabirwe's Timeline

  • April 8, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 8, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mugabirwe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 9, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mugabirwe 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.

  • May 9, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mugabirwe's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 25, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mugabirwe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Cystectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $220 for Mugabirwe's treatment
Hospital Fees
$84
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$41
Supplies
$69
Labs
$5
Other
$6

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