Success! Daresi from Malawi raised $1,015 to fund thyroid removal surgery.

Daresi
$1,015
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Daresi's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2023.
  • Daresi's story
  • Daresi's update
October 29, 2023

Photo of Daresi post-operation

December 29, 2023

Daresi underwent thyroid surgery.

Daresi had a goiter that required the removal of part of her thyroid gland. Her surgery was successful and she progressed very well post-ope...

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Daresi's Timeline

  • October 29, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Daresi was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 1, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Daresi received treatment at Partners in Hope Medical Center in Malawi. 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 1, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Daresi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 28, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Daresi's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 29, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Daresi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

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Innocent is an outgoing and hardworking lady, who is 49 years old. She and her husband and three school age children live in Uganda. Because Innocent was orphaned, she didn't have the opportunity to pursue her education beyond primary school. Today she farms, primarily to produce food crops for the family's consumption, while selling any surplus to help generate some income. Her husband is a builder, who is also engaged in farming. One year ago, Innocent began to experience troubling symptoms, including shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing, heart palpitations with high blood pressure, and fatigue on walking even a short distance. Due to limited finances, she tried using local herbs and traditional cutting, with the hope that she would improve, but nothing has worked to alleviate her symptoms. A friend with whom she shared her concerns referred Innocent to the hospital in Nyakibale, where tests and scans were performed. Innocent was diagnosed with bilateral goiter, which impacts the thyroid gland's production of hormones critical to Innocent's metabolism, growth, and other bodily functions. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Innocent receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on December 28th at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale, during which surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252, and Innocent and her family need your help to raise the money. Innocent says: “I believe with your support I will be able to be operated on and will finally be relieved from all these symptoms I’ve been having.”

$25raised
$227to go