Winne is a 60-year-old woman and mother of eight children from Uganda who needs $333 to fund thyroid removal surgery.

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Winne's story

November 2, 2023

Winne's Timeline

  • November 2, 2023

    Winne was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 3, 2023

    Winne was scheduled to receive 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 8, 2023

    Winne's profile was published to start raising funds.


    Winne is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD

    Winne's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare is in progress.

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Vireak is originally from Ratanakiri province, but most of his family has recently moved closer to Phnom Penh province. He resides with his elderly widowed mother as his father died of lung disease about 20 years ago. He has two older sisters and one older brother who help to support their mother and live nearby. When not delivering food on his motorbike, he likes to play volleyball or go fishing. For as far back as he can remember, Vireak has had servere allergies, including nasal congestion, headaches, and frequent infections. He often has a runny nose and nasal discharge, which makes it difficult for him to interact with customers. Common medications purchased from the local pharmacy only help for a short time. Vireak sought medical assistance at a local clinic where a diagnosis revealed a deviated septum, a condition where the thin wall separating the right and left nasal passages is displaced. Patients with a deviated septum suffer from breathing difficulties, frequent nosebleeds, and disrupted sleep. However, he was unable to pay for the suggested surgery and was referred to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, for care. Vireak needs help to fund the $319 septoplasty procedure, which will cover surgery, hospitalization, and all medications. After surgery, Vireak will have improved breathing and relief of symptoms. Vireak said: "I really hope that after this surgery my nose will be better, it will be easy to breathe without nose pain or headaches."

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