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Hundreds grace car wash fundraiser to save mother with kidney illness

By Wilson Manishimwe

Added 25th September 2016 12:07 PM

According to the her husband, Baldwins Karugaba, his wife’s troubles started after she had given birth on April 28 at Nsambya Hospital. She got high blood pressure, which affected her kidneys, according to Karugaba.

Hundreds grace car wash fundraiser to save mother with kidney illness

Ingrid Isabella at the car wash fundraiser

According to the her husband, Baldwins Karugaba, his wife’s troubles started after she had given birth on April 28 at Nsambya Hospital. She got high blood pressure, which affected her kidneys, according to Karugaba.

Hundreds of well-wishers on Saturday turned up for the Save Hellen car wash fundraiser at Capital Shoppers washing bay in Ntinda, Kampala. Hellen Kyomuhendo, a mother needs about sh150m for kidney transplant in India.

According to the her husband, Baldwins Karugaba, his wife's troubles started after she had given birth on April 28 at Nsambya Hospital. She got high blood pressure, which affected her kidneys, according to Karugaba.

Karugaba said Hellen will be taken to Fortis Hospital in India, but they have not raised enough money for the operation.

"Pre-kidney transplant operation, operation and post-operation, will cost $44,000 (about sh150m). As a family, we have already spent sh70m trying to save her. That's why we are calling on friends and well-wishers to come to her rescue," said Karugaba.

Kyomuhendo is currently on dialysis at Norvik Hospital, Kampala.The car wash fundraiser coordinator Vincent Kayondo said about sh40m has been collected and a big percentage is from the Watoto church, Ntinda.

He also said car wash is at sh50,000 and sh30,000."I call up on every well-wisher to come and save Hellen's life," said Kayondo.

Ingrid Isabella Nimusiima,who was crowned the  2016-2017 Miss popular in the  recent concluded Miss Social Media final search said she has used all the available social media platforms to create awareness to the public to help the family raise the required monies. "I use social media to create awareness, which makes it easier for the campaign to spread," said Isabella

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