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Success! Abel from Uganda raised $146 for hydrocele repair surgery.

Abel
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  • $146 raised, $0 to go
$146
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Abel's treatment was fully funded on December 2, 2021.
October 11, 2021

Abel is elderly man who is married with nine children. His children are teachers and small business people and are all married, but unfortunately are not in a position to help fund their father’s surgery. Abel and his wife are farmers and through hard work manage to raise enough income for their daily needs.

Since 5 years ago, Abel has had a hydrocele, which is a swelling in a sensitive area. He experiences swelling with intermittent pain and discomfort. Abel struggles to walk or even work on the farm. He has undergone one hydrocelectomy surgery, but after a year, it appeared again. Abel was reviewed at our medical partner’s care center Nyakibale Hospital and surgery was recommended. He appeals for financial support.

Fortunately, on October 12th, Abel will undergo hydrocele repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $146 to fund Abel’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will enable him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Abel says “I have had this problem for a long time and I really request your help over this burden. I would have had this treatment done but I don’t have the money.”

Abel is elderly man who is married with nine children. His children are teachers and small business people and are all married, but unfortun...

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Abel's Timeline

  • October 11, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Abel was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 12, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Abel was scheduled to receive treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale in Uganda. 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.

  • October 15, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 2, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abel's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Abel's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Hydrocele Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $146 for Abel's treatment
Hospital Fees
$96
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$2
Supplies
$27
Labs
$14
Other
$7

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Kenneth

Kenneth is a moto-taxi driver hailing from Marakwet County in Kenya. Kenneth completed his secondary school education in 2014 but did not proceed to college due to a lack of funds. He lives in a single-roomed rental house and he depends on his low-paying job to pay rent and provide daily needs for his family. During the afternoon on Saturday, November 6th, Kenneth was involved in a hit-and-run road traffic accident with a motorbike when he was headed home from his daily hustle. He sustained injuries on his leg including a fracture of the left femur which was confirmed after doing an X-Ray. Kenneth was brought by his brothers to our medical partner's hospital where his fracture was immobilized and he was admitted to the surgical ward. He is currently unable to use or move his leg. He is also in immense pain. This road accident has been extremely tough for Kenneth and his family since he has been the only breadwinner. Now he is worried about the struggles his family might face if he is not treated. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On November 9th, Kenneth will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This surgery will rid him of the pain and restore his ability to use his leg. He is seeking financial support to help him undergo the surgery. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Kenneth says, “I want to receive treatment [and] walk again so that I can be well and continue supporting my family.”

67% funded

67%funded
$776raised
$369to go

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