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Success! Nasazi from Uganda raised $280 for gynecological surgery.

Nasazi
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Nasazi's treatment was fully funded on August 28, 2016.

Photo of Nasazi post-operation

October 11, 2016

Nasazi successfully received gynecological surgery.

After several pregnancies, Nasazi was diagnosed with uterine prolapse, a condition in which weakened muscles cannot hold the uterus in place, causing difficulty to move and a risk of blood infection.

Nasazi successfully received the vaginal hysterectomy she needed to provide more support to her uterus, and is no longer at risk of getting septic! She is now at home and recovering with her family. Once she heals, she will be able to work in her gardens on her own again as she did before. Nasazi’s daughter shares, “We received the best treatment at the hospital. God bless you.”

“I can say I am feeling as if I am a new person,” says Nasazi, “I am excited that I will be able to travel to the Church, which is far from my home. […] After recovery I will resume digging. Thank you very much for helping me to save me from a condition that has disturbed me for a long time. God bless you.”

After several pregnancies, Nasazi was diagnosed with uterine prolapse, a condition in which weakened muscles cannot hold the uterus in place...

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July 14, 2016

Meet Nasazi, a 62-year-old married mother of six from Uganda. After several difficult pregnancies, Nasazi sought care for her pain and discomfort. She has been diagnosed with uterine prolapse - a condition where weakened muscles cannot hold the uterus in place.

Nasazi is a peasant but currently she is unable to go to her gardens. This has caused food shortage to her family. Her husband is a peasant too but he is also sick, so he no longer digs.

For $280, we can fund a prolapse repair surgery to narrow or close off the vagina from the uterus, providing more support to her uterus. If she’s not treated, Nasazi may develop a blood infection or other complications.

Nasazi shares, “After surgery I hope to resume digging. Current I have shortage of food because I stopped digging because of sickness.”

Meet Nasazi, a 62-year-old married mother of six from Uganda. After several difficult pregnancies, Nasazi sought care for her pain and disco...

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Nasazi's Timeline

  • July 14, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nasazi was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 15, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nasazi received treatment at Holy Family Virika 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.

  • August 22, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nasazi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 28, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nasazi's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 11, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nasazi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Daw Tin

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