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

Akunda
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Akunda's treatment was fully funded on February 4, 2021.

Photo of Akunda post-operation

February 19, 2021

Akunda underwent hernia repair surgery.

Akunda underwent a herniorrhaphy treatment and her mother shared that her surgery was a success and she is now doing really well. Akunda no longer feels in pain or with a full abdomen, and she is able to walk well now.

Akunda’s mother says: “My daughter has always had issues with eating, ever complaining of a full abdomen and abdominal pain, but I had not intervened due to limited finances. But I’m now really happy to see that she ate something yesterday and today, and she hasn’t complained. I thank you so much. She will continue with school once schools are reopening.”

Akunda underwent a herniorrhaphy treatment and her mother shared that her surgery was a success and she is now doing really well. Akunda no ...

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January 12, 2021

Akunda is an 8-year-old third grade student. She is the youngest in a family of four children with one sister and two brothers. Her elder sister is in primary six while her eldest brother is in senior four and her other in senior two. Her mother operates a grocery shop and her father operated a small scale retail shop, however, her mother shared that they had to acquire a few loans while paying school fees and are now they are feeling overwhelmed.

Since three years ago, Akunda has had an umbilical hernia. This hernia causes her pain and discomfort. Fortunately, on January 12th, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $230 to fund Akunda’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.

Akunda’s mother says: “I will really be grateful seeing my child healthy once again after her surgery, and I hope she will continue with school well once schools are reopened.”

Akunda is an 8-year-old third grade student. She is the youngest in a family of four children with one sister and two brothers. Her elder si...

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Akunda's Timeline

  • January 12, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Akunda was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 13, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Akunda 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.

  • January 13, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Akunda's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 4, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Akunda's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 19, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Akunda's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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

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