Success! Turyakira from Uganda raised $293 to fund a thyroidectomy.

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Turyakira's treatment was fully funded on June 22, 2021.
  • Turyakira's story
  • Turyakira's update
April 30, 2021

Photo of Turyakira post-operation

June 21, 2021

Turyakira underwent a thyroidectomy.

Turyakira had a successful surgery that finally helped treat her thyroid condition that has been progressively worsening for the past 10 yea...

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Turyakira's Timeline

  • April 30, 2021

    Turyakira was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 4, 2021

    Turyakira 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.

  • May 7, 2021

    Turyakira's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 21, 2021

    Turyakira's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 22, 2021

    Turyakira's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 11 donors

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Phorp is a 21-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He lives at home with his parents and 18-year-old brother. His family also works as rice farmers in Siem Reap province. At home, in his free time, Phorp loves to play volleyball. In August, Phorp was in a motorbike accident and fell on his left shoulder. He sustained multiple injuries, including lacerations and paralysis of his left arm due to nerve damage. He visited the local provincial hospital for stitches for the lacerations, but he did not receive care for the nerve damage. Phorp has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. There has been no improvement in his arm over the last several months. Currently, he cannot use his hand and, consequently, cannot work outside in the rice paddies with his family. Fortunately, Phorp traveled to our medical partner's care center for treatment. This is the only center in the country where this treatment is available. On November 3rd, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he should be able to use his arm once again. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), is requesting $709 to fund this procedure. Phorp contributed $100 to his care. Phorp said, "After surgery, I hope that I can lift my shoulder and arm and be able to work."

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