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Kyigambo from Uganda raised $219 to fund hernia repair treatment.

Kyigambo
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  • $219 raised, $0 to go
$219
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kyigambo's treatment was fully funded on April 3, 2020.
April 28, 2020

Kyigambo did not undergo hernia repair treatment at this time.

We just received an update from our medical partner that Kyigambo has not received hernia treatment yet. Kyigambo’s family changed their minds about her surgery and decided to hold on the plans for the time being. The hospital has encouraged them to return, but she has not been brought back in. We plan to cancel this case for now and will continue to try to be in touch with her family for future treatment. Thank you for your support and understanding.

We just received an update from our medical partner that Kyigambo has not received hernia treatment yet. Kyigambo's family changed their min...

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December 30, 2019

Kyigambo is a 4 year old from Uganda. Her parents operate a small scale retail shop earning very little profit.

Since birth, Kyigambo has had an umbilical hernia. She feels pain when she is playing, coughing and after eating. Fortunately, on December 31st, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

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

Kyagambo’s father says, “I hope my child will get better after her surgery and believe she is brilliant enough to study hard for a brighter future.”

Kyigambo is a 4 year old from Uganda. Her parents operate a small scale retail shop earning very little profit. Since birth, Kyigambo ha...

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Kyigambo's Timeline

  • December 30, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 31, 2019
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Kyigambo was scheduled to receive 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.

  • January 02, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyigambo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 28, 2020
    FUNDING ENDED

    Kyigambo is no longer raising funds.

  • April 28, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kyigambo's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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

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76% funded

76%funded
$1,145raised
$355to go

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