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Success! Festo from Uganda raised $219 to fund hernia surgery.

Festo
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  • $219 raised, $0 to go
$219
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Festo's treatment was fully funded on December 10, 2020.

Photo of Festo post-operation

June 24, 2020

Festo underwent hernia surgery.

Festo’s surgery was successful! His doctors performed a herniorrhaphy treatment to repair his left inguinal hernia. He is able to move well and is no longer experiencing pain. He will be able to resume farming and have a higher quality of life.

Festo shared, “I extend my sincere gratitude to you, Watsi, for making my successful surgery possible. I will continue to farm once I recover.”

Festo's surgery was successful! His doctors performed a herniorrhaphy treatment to repair his left inguinal hernia. He is able to move well ...

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April 24, 2020

Festo is an elderly man from Uganda and a father to four children. He relies on subsistence farming in his coffee and banana plantation. His wife hawks clothes to add to her family’s income. Festo came to the hospital with complaints of a painful inguinal swell, which was diagnosed as an inguinal hernia. The swell had been there for over six months and causes him pain whenever he coughed or strained.

If not treated, Festo will be at risk of further infections especially hernia strangulations and other complications. The family is not able to raise the funds needed for surgery and appeal for help. Fortunately, on April 25, 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 Festo’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Festo shared, “I hope to have my normal life health after my surgery is done.”

Festo is an elderly man from Uganda and a father to four children. He relies on subsistence farming in his coffee and banana plantation. His...

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Festo's Timeline

  • April 24, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Festo was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • April 25, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Festo 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.

  • April 26, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Festo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 24, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Festo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 10, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Festo's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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

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Baby of Magdalena

Baby of Magdalena is a 1-month-old baby girl and the only child to her young parents. Both of her parents are small-scale farmers of maize and vegetables. Her father also seeks casual labour jobs on construction sites to help supplement their family's income. Baby of Magdalena was brought in as an emergency case seeking treatment at ALMC Hospital after being born with spina bifida and congenital malformation of her lower limbs. When she was delivered, the clinic doctors covered the spina bifida area with saline gauze, which led to wound contamination and put her at risk of infection. Once she arrived at ALMC Hospital, Baby of Magdalena was scheduled for spina bifida repair to help save her life and ability to use her lower limbs. Given the urgency of her situation, she was able to get funding to cover this surgery, and it was successful in preventing infection. However, Baby of Magdalena has now developed hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. This could potentially cause brain damage and cause physical and developmental delays. Now, she needs to have ETV surgery, but her parents cannot afford the treatment cost due to financial challenges. They appeal for financial assistance. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,300 to cover the cost of surgery for Baby of Magdalena that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 15th and will drain the excess fluid from Baby of Magdalena's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Baby of Magdalena will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Baby of Magdalena's mother shared, "My baby’s head is increasing in size and she needs surgery, but we cannot get that amount of money. Please help us.”

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$1,081raised
$218to go

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