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Success! Ategeka from Uganda raised $185 to be free from pain.

Ategeka
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  • $185 raised, $0 to go
$185
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ategeka's treatment was fully funded on November 4, 2016.

Photo of Ategeka post-operation

November 16, 2016

Ategeka successfully received hydrocele repair surgery.

Ategeka’s hydrocele repair surgery was a success! He’s back at home resting with his family and will soon no longer experience pain and discomfort. After recovery, he will even be able to walk to long distances!

“I am very happy.” shares Ategeka’s mother. “I am no longer going to be worried about his life. I pray for God’s blessings upon everyone who has paid for his surgery. Thank you very much.”

Ategeka’s hydrocele repair surgery was a success! He's back at home resting with his family and will soon no longer experience pain and disc...

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October 2, 2016

Ategeka is a 12-year-old boy from Uganda who is in Primary Four at his school. His best subjects are math, English, and science. He hopes to become a medical doctor in the future. Ategeka’s favorite game is football. His father passed away and his mother is a casual laborer at a tea plantation. She and her children live in the tea plantation quarters.

About one year ago Ategeka developed a painful swelling in his left scrotum, which has kept increasing in size. Due to pain he is unable to walk long distances and is therefore unable to fetch water because the well is far from home. Ategeka’s mother took him to a hospital where he was diagnosed with hydrocele, which is a collection of clear fluid in a thin walled sac present in the scrotum. Surgery was recommended, but she couldn’t afford to pay for it. She decided to give Ategeka herbs, which did not relieve his pain. One of the nurses at that hospital advised her to take Ategeka to Holy Family Virika Hospital, a Watsi care center, for assistance from Watsi. If not treated, Ategeka will continue experiencing pain and discomfort.

$185 will cover the costs of the surgery and care Ategeka needs. After his surgery, Ategeka hopes to continue with his studies and get good grades in class.

Ategeka is a 12-year-old boy from Uganda who is in Primary Four at his school. His best subjects are math, English, and science. He hopes to...

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Ategeka's Timeline

  • October 2, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 5, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ategeka received treatment at Holy Family Virika Hospital 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.

  • October 14, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ategeka's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 4, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ategeka's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 16, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ategeka's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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

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