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Success! Abias from Uganda raised $242 to fund abdominal surgery to alleviate her symptoms.

Abias
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  • $242 raised, $0 to go
$242
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Abias's treatment was fully funded on October 22, 2022.

Photo of Abias post-operation

November 1, 2022

Abias underwent abdominal surgery to live comfortably and without pain.

Abias had surgery to help remove a large mass in her pelvis. She had a difficult surgery, but was able to recover well, and, with a complete recovery, she hopes to no longer live with constant abdominal pains and or any of the related issues. She was discharged home in stable condition and is excited to resume life supporting her family and community.

Abias shared: “they say miracles don’t happen but honestly speaking, am a living testimony. Doctors told me what happened but I thank God seeing that am now alive, I really have a date to do thanksgiving and when I reach home, it’s the first thing I will do.”

Abias had surgery to help remove a large mass in her pelvis. She had a difficult surgery, but was able to recover well, and, with a complete...

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August 10, 2022

Abias is a single mother from Uganda. She has three children, all of whom are currently in school. She shares that she hopes her daughters will become teachers or nurses in the future. Abias and her children live with her elderly parents and her late brother’s two children, meaning she is the sole income within her family. However, her current health condition is limiting her ability to do her job: small-scale farming. Abias wishes to open a shop to earn a living, pay her children’s school fees, and provide for her family wholly.

For the past three years, Abias has experienced pain and swelling in her abdominal area. She also experiences backaches, a lack of appetite, and general body weakness. After visiting our medical partner’s care center, Nyakibale Karoli Lwanga Hospital, she was diagnosed with a large pelvic mass that requires excision.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Abias receive treatment. On August 11th, surgeons will perform a curative laparotomy to alleviate her symptoms and allow her to live more comfortably and confidently. Now, Abias needs help to fund this $242 procedure.

Abias says, “I hope after my operation I will get better. I wish to continue with farming to provide for my family and work hard to make sure my children achieve their dreams.”

Abias is a single mother from Uganda. She has three children, all of whom are currently in school. She shares that she hopes her daughters w...

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Abias's Timeline

  • August 10, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 11, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abias 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.

  • August 11, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abias's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 22, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abias's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 1, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abias's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Curative Laparotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $242 for Abias's treatment
Hospital Fees
$142
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$44
Supplies
$40
Labs
$4
Other
$12

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Lilian is a 25-year-old woman who works as a helper for another family. A mother of two young children, she is raising them alone, since she and her husband are separated. She says that despite struggling to sustain them, she loves them a lot. Six years ago, Lilian began to experience troubling symptoms, including a swollen neck, snoring, difficulty breathing especially at night and feeling the weight of a growth in her neck. She has also been experiencing low self-esteem due to the neck swelling. She was diagnosed with large Right Multinodular Goiter, and needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Lillian could not go to the hospital for lack of money until one of her neighbours who had been supported through the Watsi program brought her to Nazareth Hospital for possible support. She was advised to have an ultrasound scan and thyroid function tests. For three months, she did not return to Nazareth, until last week when she had finally managed to raise money for the tests. Now our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Lilian receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on October 24th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $657, and she and her family need help raising money. Lilian is very optimistic and says, “Now I have the results and I am very hopeful that the sponsors will answer to my plea, so that I can regain my normal life, self-esteem and take care of my small children.”

25% funded

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$165raised
$492to go

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