Tuhina Das
Tuhina's Story

Tuhina joined Watsi on November 4th, 2018. 12 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Tuhina's most recent donation traveled 8,200 miles to support Kemigisha, a 10-year-old girl from Uganda, to fund a hernia repair surgery.


Tuhina has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 2 countries.

All patients funded by Tuhina

Kemigisha is a 10-year-old girl from Uganda. She is a fifth grader in school and likes playing with her friends during her free time. Her parents have separated, and she is currently being taken care of by her mother who works as a small-scale farmer. Kemigisha and her mom live with her grandparents in a 2-room rental house without support from her father. One month ago, Kemigisha started complaining of minor pains and discomfort around her umbilical area. She could no longer do her domestic chores, such as washing utensils and fetching water, and could not play with her friends like she used to. Kemigisha also reported feeling uncomfortable while eating. Her mother brought her to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center Rushoroza Hospital where she received treatment. However, her pains returned after a while and they went back to the hospital for further assessment. Kemigisha was diagnosed with an umbilical hernia, a condition in which part of an organ is displaced and protrudes through the wall of the umbilical area. If not treated, the area could get obstructed and become gangrenous or perforated, which may lead to death. Her family cannot afford the surgery charges for her treatment and request help. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $170 to fund Kemigisha's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and return to her daily life activities as a young girl. Kemigisha’s mother shared, “I pray for a successful surgery. I hope my daughter will comfortably return to school.”

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