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George is a farmer from Uganda who needs $196 to fund the removal of a mass.

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August 7, 2017

Meet George, a 56-year-old father of eight from rural Uganda. George and his wife are subsistence farmers who grow crops for their own consumption. George also works as a community farm laborer to supplement his family’s income.

George shares with our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, that a painful mass has grown in a sensitive area. George initially treated the mass with medicinal herbs and painkillers, but this failed to control the pain and swelling.

George will undergo a $196 surgical procedure on August 7 to remove the mass. Doctors have recommended this treatment pathway, as it will decrease the chances of the mass turning into a cancerous growth.

George is looking forward to going back to work and playing with his grandchildren. “I thank the donors for supporting my care,” he says.

Meet George, a 56-year-old father of eight from rural Uganda. George and his wife are subsistence farmers who grow crops for their own consu...

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George's Timeline

  • August 7, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    George was submitted by Barnabas Oyesiga, Communications Officer at The Kellermann Foundation, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • August 07, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    George received treatment at Bwindi Community Hospital.

  • August 21, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    George's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 21, 2017
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting George's treatment update from The Kellermann Foundation.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    George is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Mass Excision
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $196 for George's treatment
Hospital Fees
$69
Medical Staff
$17
Medication
$17
Supplies
$64
Labs
$29

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Mynor

Mynor is an eight-year-old boy who lives with his parents and brother in Guatemala. Mynor’s father works several days a week, and Mynor’s mother contributes to the family income by preparing snacks and other foods for local schools and organizations. Mynor has strabismus. This means his eyes do not align in the same direction, and appear crossed. Mynor has complained of problems with his vision for years. He often has difficulty seeing the blackboard in his classroom, and reading is a struggle. Mynor’s parents are very worried about their son’s eyesight, knowing how difficult it is for Mynor in school. Other symptoms of strabismus include double vision, uncoordinated eye movements, fatigue, headache, and loss of vision or depth perception. If left untreated, Mynor’s vision could be permanently damaged. Mynor will receive a strabismus surgery on the muscles around his eyes to alter the way they align. As part of his treatment, he will receive a consultation with an eye specialist before and after surgery, and he will be accompanied by a staff member from our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq, throughout the entire process. The surgery itself is fairly simple, and requires a day or two in the hospital. With this treatment, Mynor will have healthy eyes for the first time in his life. He will be able to see clearly, which will help him in his studies and impact his life for years to come. Mynor’s mother says, “I feel a great happiness and gratitude for this amazing support that you are giving to my son. Thank you for helping people like us and for worrying about our health.” Watsi is requesting $1,500 to fund Mynor's procedure.

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$715to go

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