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Success! Kamuhanda from Uganda raised $146 to fund testicular surgery.

Kamuhanda
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  • $146 raised, $0 to go
$146
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$0
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Fully funded
Kamuhanda's treatment was fully funded on July 27, 2020.

Photo of Kamuhanda post-operation

July 30, 2020

Kamuhanda underwent hydrocele surgery.

Kamuhanda received a successful hydroecelectomy treatment due to a hydrocele. He is feeling much better now, with no pain or disfigurement and he will have a better quality of life once he has recovered.

Kamuhanda says, “I thank the Watsi program that has supported my surgery as I did not have the funds to pay for my surgery. I will continue with farming once I have recovered.”

Kamuhanda received a successful hydroecelectomy treatment due to a hydrocele. He is feeling much better now, with no pain or disfigurement a...

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July 20, 2020

Kamuhanda is an 82-year-old small-scale farmer from Uganda. He is married with eight children, all married and self-employed. His wife and he are farmers to earn a living. Kamuhanda shared that he was a church catechist, but now is retired.

Since six months ago, Kamuhanda has had a hydrocele, which is a painful scrotal swelling. Fortunately, on July 21st, he will undergo hydrocele repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $146 to fund Kamuhanda’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Kamuhanda says: “I hope that after surgery, I will have good health and the condition will not reoccur so that I can have complete health status. I will continue with farming after surgery.”

Kamuhanda is an 82-year-old small-scale farmer from Uganda. He is married with eight children, all married and self-employed. His wife and h...

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Kamuhanda's Timeline

  • July 20, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 21, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kamuhanda 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.

  • July 21, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kamuhanda's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 27, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kamuhanda's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 30, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kamuhanda's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

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Treatment
Hydrocele Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $146 for Kamuhanda's treatment
Hospital Fees
$96
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$2
Supplies
$27
Labs
$14
Other
$7

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Gorret

Gorret is a small-scale farmer and a married mother of four children. Her husband works as a small-scale businessman, and together they own a four-room house for their family. Their children are in school, with their eldest at 16-years-old in secondary school and their youngest at 8-years-old in primary school. The family shared that they pay for school fees through loans that they repay over time. About eight years ago, Gorret experienced swelling in her neck during her third pregnancy, but it normalized after her delivery. However, she experienced swelling again during her subsequent pregnancy, but this time it did not decrease after her delivery as it had before. As a result, Gorret experiences chest pains and backaches, and occasionally she experiences temporary numbness in her arms. She can no longer carry or lift heavy loads comfortably, which is making things hard for her. Fortunately, Gorret recently visited the hospital at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). The doctors diagnosed her condition as a goiter, which is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. They recommended a thyroidectomy, which will address her symptoms and prevent the risk that a goiter may become cancerous and cause difficulty breathing and eating over time. On November 9th, Gorret will undergo a thyroidectomy at AMH’s care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. AMH is requesting $333 to fund this procedure. Gorret shared, “I hope to look normal again after struggling with this goiter for many years. I was feeling inferior whenever in public, but I finally have the hope of living a better and improved life through surgery. I hope to continue with farming after recovery.”

45% funded

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