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Success! Hildah from Uganda raised $220 to fund a cystectomy.

Hildah
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Hildah's treatment was fully funded on December 29, 2022.

Photo of Hildah post-operation

January 15, 2023

Hildah underwent a cystectomy.

Hilda had a cystectomy surgery that all went on as planned. She recovered well from anaesthesia and was in the hospital ward for three more days. She was discharged home and hopes to resume farming soon.

Hilda says “I really want to appreciate you for funding my surgery. You can’t imagine the pain I was passing through daily. I thank you so much and pray to God to bless the work of your hands to have much more to help others as you helped me.”

Hilda had a cystectomy surgery that all went on as planned. She recovered well from anaesthesia and was in the hospital ward for three more ...

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November 7, 2022

Hildah is a 33-year-old Ugandan mother of two. Her children are in grade seven and grade two in primary school. Although she is married, Hilda is estranged from her spouse. When she gave birth to her first child, her husband moved away from the family to the east of the country to work. Three years later, he came back to his family. The couple had another pregnancy, and two years after her second child was born, Hildah shared that her husband abandoned the family.

Hildah is a sole proprietor running a small business in the trading center, where she sells consumables and makes just enough money to provide for the needs of her kids.

For the past two months, Hildah has been experiencing hip pain. She did not opt to visit any medical center for treatment because she had no money for medical care. Hildah has been unable to work for some time, and managing the condition has cost her all of her business capital.

She visited Nyakibale Hospital when the condition didn’t get better. She was diagnosed, and a cystectomy was recommended by the medical team. After the surgery, she will be able to continue living her normal life with her children and be able to work to support them.

Hildah says, “My condition has been with me for a long time because I have no money for treatment. I will be grateful if I am considered to be supported to undergo this treatment so I can live a better, healthier life and take care of my children.”

Hildah is a 33-year-old Ugandan mother of two. Her children are in grade seven and grade two in primary school. Although she is married, Hil...

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Hildah's Timeline

  • November 7, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 10, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hildah 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.

  • November 14, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hildah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 29, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hildah's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 15, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hildah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Cystectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $220 for Hildah's treatment
Hospital Fees
$84
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$41
Supplies
$69
Labs
$5
Other
$6

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Dennis

Dennis is the first born in a family of four children. When he finished high school, he was reluctant to join college because of his condition. He currently is not able to work because he gets easily tired and cannot carry heavy loads. He joined college just recently but has been out of school for the past two months. Now that he is at home, he helps his mother who picks tea for a living. He does not have a health insurance coverage and cannot raise the required amount of money to cater for his hospital bill. In 2019 while he was sitting for his national school exams, Dennis experienced sharp pain in his esophagus. He took a glass of water, and the pain went away for a few weeks. The pain used to occur roughly two times in a month and a glass of water would help a lot. Late last year, the pain worsened. He was not in a position to swallow food. He went to a herbalist and was given some medication to use for some time. When the dose was over, the pain was still persistent, and he still could not swallow food normally. He was then referred to Kijabe Hospital by a friend where he was examined and given some medication to use. He didn't feel better and decided to go back to the herbalist for different medication but there was no change. Later he finally returned to Kijabe Hospital and scans and tests revealed that he has Achalasia. He is scheduled for a heller's myotomy which is a curative laparotomy surgery for his condition. Now he needs $1,074 to pay for the surgery. Dennis says, "I feel very sad. If I was healthy, I would be able to work well and be comfortable with myself.”

58% funded

58%funded
$629raised
$445to go

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