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Festo is an older gentleman from Uganda who needs $219 to fund hernia surgery.

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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
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Festo's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Festo is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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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