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Success! Tinkasimire from Uganda raised $185 to fund hydrocele surgery.

Tinkasimire
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  • $185 raised, $0 to go
$185
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tinkasimire's treatment was fully funded on May 12, 2019.

Photo of Tinkasimire post-operation

June 10, 2019

Tinkasimire underwent hydrocele surgery.

Tinkasiimire’s hydrocele repair was done successfully. He is no longer at risk of pain and discomfort.

Tinkasiimire’s hydrocele repair was done successfully. He is no longer at risk of pain and discomfort....

April 2, 2019

Tinkasimire is a farmer from Uganda. He is a father of four children.

For three years, Tinkasimire has had a hydrocele, which is a swelling in a sensitive area. This causes him discomfort and pain. Fortunately, on April 10, he will undergo hydrocele repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $185 to fund Tinkasimire’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

He says, “After surgery I will be able to do simple things at home.’’

Tinkasimire is a farmer from Uganda. He is a father of four children. For three years, Tinkasimire has had a hydrocele, which is a swell...

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Tinkasimire's Timeline

  • April 2, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tinkasimire was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • April 07, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tinkasimire's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 12, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tinkasimire's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 15, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tinkasimire received treatment at Holy Family Virika Hospital. 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 10, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tinkasimire's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

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Funded by 2 donors

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Treatment
Hydrocele Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $185 for Tinkasimire's treatment
Hospital Fees
$139
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$30
Supplies
$0
Labs
$16

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