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Success! Namara from Uganda raised $230 to fund hernia repair so he can take care of his family again.

Namara
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Namara's treatment was fully funded on September 28, 2021.

Photo of Namara post-operation

August 20, 2021

Namara underwent hernia repair so he can take care of his family again.

Namara received a herniorrhaphy treatment from the hospital and his surgery went well! With a complete recovery, he will be free from pain and able to finally sit without discomfort. The surgery also reduced the chances of the hernia becoming strangulated and life-threatening. Because Namara was able to get treatment, he can return to farming to take care of his family.

Namara says “I pray that the Lord may bless you abundantly. Thank you.”

Namara received a herniorrhaphy treatment from the hospital and his surgery went well! With a complete recovery, he will be free from pain a...

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June 27, 2021

Namara is a cheerful farmer from southwestern Uganda. He is a father of five, with two married daughters and three sons who are still in school. To support their education and the daily needs of the family, Namara cultivates tomatoes and cabbages on his farm together with his wife.

For two years, Namara has had a left inguinal hernia which causes him pain during strenuous work and daily activities. He tried treating the condition with herbal medicine without success. Namara was referred by a friend to our medical partner’s care center, where a hernia repair surgery was recommended to reduce future complications. On June 28th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at the care center, and our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $230 to fund Namara’s procedure.

Namara shares, “I hope to resume farming to take care of my family’s needs much better.”

Namara is a cheerful farmer from southwestern Uganda. He is a father of five, with two married daughters and three sons who are still in sch...

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Namara's Timeline

  • June 27, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 29, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Namara 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.

  • June 29, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Namara's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 20, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Namara's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 28, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Namara's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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

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Dismas

Dismas is a boda boda taxi driver from Kenya. He is a bright and hardworking young man from a highland region in Elgeyo Marakwet County. Dismas is the third born in a family of four. He studied up to the 7th grade in primary school, but then had to stop attending due to the school fees. Now he lives in a rental house with his wife and their son. His parents live in a place far from him in a semi-arid area, and he moved to look for work and to earn a living. Before his recent accident, Dismas was employed as a motorcycle driver and his limited wages enabled him to sustain his family and give his parents a little support. After a severe road traffic accident about three weeks ago, Dismas was taken to the hospital on a stretcher and is still unable to walk. The bill for his care has been accumulating and he had no funds to pay due to his current state and inability to work. Well-wishers helped him pay the bill and he was discharged home with his fracture stabilized on a splint. One of his brothers reached out to a friend who knew of our medical partner's care center, Kapsowar Hospital, and he was brought in to see if they could help him. An x-ray found that he sustained fractures of the distal tibia and fibula. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On April 26th, Dismas will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After he heals from this surgery, he will be able to walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1145 to fund this procedure. Dismas says, "It really hurts when I see my family suffering. I am worried about their future if my condition doesn’t change. Kindly help me get well so that they may not be impacted even more.”

60% funded

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$693raised
$452to go

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