|Kansiime Annet is a 17 year old girl who was attending school (Primary.7) when she became pregnant. She was referred to Bringing Hope to the Family's Crisis Pregnancy Center by a social worker on May 18, 2015 with a very advanced case of vaginal warts. She was very sick and in pain, with a growth the size of a pineapple covering her vaginal area. She was examined at Hope Again Medical Center and was immediately referred to Buhinga government hospital in Fort Portal. She received some medication, and an ultrasound revealed that she was 34 weeks pregnant with a baby girl. Her condition was too serious to be handled at this hospital, so she was referred to Mulago Referral Hospital in Kampala. She required a Cesarean Section and another surgery to remove the large growth.
Annet arrived at Mulago Hospital on April 6, 2015. She was accompanied by her mother, who stayed with her and attended to her basic needs at all times. A plea for financial help was posted and within 6 hours $1,500= was raised.
On June 20, 2015 Annet delivered a baby girl named Madeline. It was determined that Annet remain at Mulago until she could receive surgery to remove the wart, which was two months later. This entire time she cared for Madeline from her hospital bed in Mulago. The first surgery was more complicated than anticipated and she lost a lot of blood, so the entire wart could not be removed. After recovery, she returned to her home in Mukunyu with medication. She was visited frequently by the CPC team and also came to Hope Again Medical Centre (HAMC) to have her progress checked.
On March 7, 2016 it was determined by the clinician at HAMC that she would need a second surgery, as the wart was not going to respond to medication. She was transported to Mulago by CPC staff and had to wait until March 29 to receive the second surgery. This also was a difficult procedure. She was discharged to the care of HAMC, where she spent one month of recovery and monitoring. She was discharged too her home on April 20, 2016. She is now living there with her mother and stepfather, and is doing well.
Annet is a very courageous girl who endured over a year of pain and waiting, much of it spent in hospitals. Her mother, Jane, was by her side and caring for both her and Madeline the entire time, and deserves much credit. Madeline is over a year old and is a happy, thriving little girl. Both Annet and Madeline would not have survived if not for the intervention of Bringing Hope to the Family. They were helped not only by the Future Hope Crisis Pregnancy Center staff, but also the staff of HAMC, girls from Faith’s home who brought meals and generous donors from the United States. This is a true success story.
Kansiime Annet ‘s Success Story