Success! Patience from Uganda raised $145 to fund mass removal surgery.

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Patience's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2022.
  • Patience's story
  • Patience's update
October 13, 2022

Photo of Patience post-operation

December 17, 2022

Patience underwent mass removal surgery.

Patience had a successful mass excision surgery at Rushoroza Hospital. The mass near her arm pit was removed successfully the medical team s...

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Patience's Timeline

  • October 13, 2022

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

  • October 15, 2022

    Patience 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.

  • October 16, 2022

    Patience's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2022

    Patience's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 17, 2022

    Patience's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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San is a 50-year-old grandmother from Burma. She lives with her son and granddaughter. Both San and her son are subsistence farmers and her son occasionally works as a day laborer. Her six-year-old granddaughter is a nursery school student. During her free time, San enjoys spending quality time with her granddaughter and visiting the monastery. In February 2023, San began experiencing occasional back and lower left abdominal pain with discomfort. This made it difficult for her to walk and sit. After an abdominal ultrasound and physical examination, she was diagnosed with gallstones. San has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If left untreated, San's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), San is scheduled to undergo a cholecystectomy on November 17. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of San's procedure and care. San said, “I feel sad and sorry for my son who has to work on the farm and help me with household chores. After I feel better, I will help him on the farm and handle all the household chores. I want to recover so that I can find work and pay back my debt. I want to spend time with my granddaughter and help her with her homework. I also want to go to the monastery and pray, as I have not been able to go since my condition started."

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