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Success! Tibyampa from Kenya raised $219 to fund hernia surgery.

Tibyampa
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  • $219 raised, $0 to go
$219
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tibyampa's treatment was fully funded on October 12, 2019.

Photo of Tibyampa post-operation

August 16, 2019

Tibyampa underwent hernia surgery.

Surgery was successful!

Tibyampa says, “I appreciate the support given to me as I would not manage this. May you live longer. I look forward to strengthening my cultivation so as to earn a living as I only depend on farming.”

Surgery was successful! Tibyampa says, “I appreciate the support given to me as I would not manage this. May you live longer. I look for...

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July 22, 2019

Tibyampa is a small-scale farmer from Kenya. He is married with six children. For three years, Tibyampa has had an inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him pain and discomfort and if not treated, the hernia may cause intestinal tissue damage or death. Fortunately, on July 23, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Tibyampa’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Tibyampa says, “I am hopeful for a better life style after surgery as I will be relieved of this hernia and I continue with farming.”

Tibyampa is a small-scale farmer from Kenya. He is married with six children. For three years, Tibyampa has had an inguinal hernia. This her...

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Tibyampa's Timeline

  • July 22, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tibyampa was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • July 23, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tibyampa received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. 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.

  • July 23, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tibyampa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 16, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tibyampa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 12, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tibyampa's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $219 for Tibyampa's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6

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Kyin

Kyin is a 69-year-old retired teacher who lives with her 31-year-old son and 39-year-old daughter-in-law in Yangon, Burma. As a retired teacher since 2010, Kyin receives 140,000 kyat (approx. 140 USD) per month as part of her pension. She now volunteers as a teacher at a monastic school. Both her son and daughter-in-law work for a company. Kyin has another son who was paralysed in a workplace accident. He used to live with Kyin, but when her health deteriorated and she could no longer care for him, he was moved to a social care centre in Yangon. One day, in March 2016, Kyin was teaching at the monastic school, when suddenly she fainted. A medical emergency team then attended to her. When she felt better, a doctor told her that she might have a heart condition and advised her to see a heart specialist. One month after the incident, she went to a cardiologist at North Okkalapa General Hospital. There, she received an X-ray and an echocardiogram (echo). After checking her results, the doctor told her that she has a heart problem and that she can die if she does not receive appropriate treatment. The doctor prescribed her medication for her heart and told her that she will need to receive surgery if her health deteriorates. Six months ago, when Kyin received another echo and the doctor told her that she needs to receive surgery right away. However, her family could not afford to pay for her surgery. Therefore, the doctor said that he would help find them an organization that could help with paying for her surgery and medication. Currently, Kyin is unable to sleep well at night on her back and she needs to sleep propped up. She often feels tired and has shortness of breath.

70% funded

70%funded
$1,061raised
$439to go

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