Success! Sikora from Uganda raised $319 to fund a hysterectomy.

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Fully funded
Sikora's treatment was fully funded on July 19, 2023.
  • Sikora's story
  • Sikora's update
February 3, 2023

Photo of Sikora post-operation

July 28, 2023

Sikora underwent surgery to heal her abdominal pain.

Sikora underwent abdominal surgery due to chronic pelvic pain. She is feeling better and is happily ready to resume farming after her recove...

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Sikora's Timeline

  • February 3, 2023

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

  • February 6, 2023

    Sikora's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 8, 2023

    Sikora received 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.

  • July 19, 2023

    Sikora's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 28, 2023

    Sikora's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Blessing is a 7-year-old boy. He is the second-born in a family of two children in primary school. He stays with his grandparents and enjoys studying and sports. His mother operates a small-scale retail shop and cannot generate enough money to facilitate her son's surgery. His father died five years ago, leaving them unsupported. The grandparents are engaged in small-scale farming and find it hard to afford the bills for his surgery. For one year, Blessing has had an umbilical hernia. He was received at the hospital with on-and-off umbilical swelling that increased in size. His grandmother reports having observed her grandchild in pain over time. The swelling is significant, causing disfigurement and making it difficult to inspect the site. Whenever he eats to satisfaction, he experiences much pain and discomfort. Despite persevering and attending school, the situation has become more challenging daily. It now limits Blessing's movements, such as going to church and school, and he is unable to sleep on the affected side of his body. He cries throughout the day during its onset due to pain and discomfort. If not treated, he will be at risk of more severe conditions such as intestinal obstruction, threatening his life. Blessing has never been taken to the hospital for treatment due to a lack of enough money, but when the condition worsened, his grandmother decided to search for treatment. Fortunately, on January 23rd, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Blessing's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Blessing's grandmother says, “I am grateful because my grandson will be relieved of this condition and live well, thus continuing with education, and I will also be able to continue with farming to provide food for my grandchildren.”

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