Success! Gloria from Uganda raised $252 to fund life-changing thyroid surgery.

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Gloria's treatment was fully funded on December 23, 2022.
  • Gloria's story
  • Gloria's update
September 6, 2022

Photo of Gloria post-operation

January 3, 2023

Gloria underwent life-changing thyroid surgery.

Gloria was treated with a thyroidectomy treatment. Her surgery was successful and has restored her health. She no longer has shortness of br...

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Gloria's Timeline

  • September 6, 2022

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

  • September 6, 2022

    Gloria 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.

  • September 9, 2022

    Gloria's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 23, 2022

    Gloria's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 3, 2023

    Gloria's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet Nafissa. She is a 25-year old woman who shared that she tends to be very shy and reserved. She lives with her parents and her young child in an area of Burkina Faso where conflict is currently impacting their lives deeply. When she was a child, Nafissa developed a painful growth on the left side of her chin. This swelling in her lower jawbone affected her ability to eat, and was determined to be a benign tumor that needed to be removed. Her parents were able to secure the funds to send Nafissa to a hospital in Togo, where she could be treated at no cost to her family. The growth was removed, and for several years, Nafissa did well. However, the growth recurred, and in the middle of last year, Nafissa returned to Togo, where the second growth was excised. This time, however, the surgeon determined that her whole jawbone would also need to be removed. As the doctor in Togo did not have the necessary training to perform the surgery that Nafissa needed, he referred her to a physician with our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. Miraculously, Nafissa is now scheduled for a major jaw surgery with the leading team at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya. As Nafissa's husband abandoned her because of her condition, and provides no support to Nafissa or their child, Nafissa and her parents are looking to you to help fund the $1,500 procedure, which will finally relieve Nafissa of the pain and symptoms that result from the tumor. Nafissa says: “It pains me that I have to stay at home with no friends. Making it worse, I cannot work to provide for my child.”

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