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Success! Bakandema from Uganda raised $230 to fund a hernia repair surgery.

Bakandema
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Bakandema's treatment was fully funded on October 14, 2021.

Photo of Bakandema post-operation

August 20, 2021

Bakandema underwent a hernia repair surgery.

After a diagnosis of an inguinal hernia, Bakandema received a successful herniorrhaphy treatment at Nyakibale Hospital. He is on track for a complete recovery, and he will be able to resume farming to sustain his family.

Bakandema says “I appreciate the services offered to me by this program. I am really happy to see that I am now in good health because I had lost hope.”

After a diagnosis of an inguinal hernia, Bakandema received a successful herniorrhaphy treatment at Nyakibale Hospital. He is on track for a...

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June 8, 2021

Bakandema is a 79-year-old man who runs a small banana plantation, which he and his wife tend to together. They also cultivate maize, beans, and potatoes for their family. Bakandema also brews traditional beer to complement the income from the farm. However, at his old age, he has to work hard to make sufficient income. His eight children have left the nest, but all work in casual labour with limited income.

For the last three years, Bakandema has had a right inguinal hernia. The hernia causes him pain, especially when he bends or walks for some time. He cannot sleep well these days. The hernia has been getting worse over time and, without treatment, might become a strangulated hernia which is life-threatening. After selling some goats to travel and pay for his treatment, Bakandema came to Nyakibale Hospital for medical review. He was recommended to undergo herniorrhaphy surgery to treat his condition. However, Bakandema cannot afford the cost of his care and appeals for financial support.

Fortunately, on June 9th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Bakandema’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Bakandema shared, “I pray that you help me get treated because I have been in pain for a long time. Once relieved, I will live to give a testimony about what you have done for me as I continue with farming to sustain my family.”

Bakandema is a 79-year-old man who runs a small banana plantation, which he and his wife tend to together. They also cultivate maize, beans,...

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Bakandema's Timeline

  • June 8, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 14, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bakandema's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 29, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bakandema received 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.

  • August 20, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bakandema's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 14, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bakandema's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $230 for Bakandema's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6
Other
$11

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