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

Tugumisirize
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tugumisirize's treatment was fully funded on July 11, 2021.

Photo of Tugumisirize post-operation

June 16, 2021

Tugumisirize underwent a hernia repair surgery.

Tugumisirize underwent treatment for her hernia. She is no longer in pain and hopes to resume her studies upon full recovery. The surgery also reduces chance of further complications, such as a strangulated hernia.

Tugumisirize has good hopes for the future: “Send my sincere appreciation to the donors for having made my surgery possible and I pray that they live longer to continue helping others. I hope that since I am now in a good health position, I will continue with my studies well.”

Tugumisirize underwent treatment for her hernia. She is no longer in pain and hopes to resume her studies upon full recovery. The surgery al...

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April 5, 2021

Tugumisirize is a 22-year-old university student completing a certificate in accounts. She has one brother who helps support her and works as a a small scale farmer. He grows tomatoes for sale in order to maintain his family and afford his sister’s school fees.

For the last four years, Tugumisirize has had an umbilicus swelling that has become painful. She has been diagnosed with an incisional hernia. The hernia feels especially painful when she strains to move around. Tugumisirize was slated for surgery in 2020 to treat her condition, but her surgery was postponed when she developed fascites, also known as fluid accumulation in the abdominal area. Tugumisirize is unable to afford the cost of her care. Her brother works very hard to help pay for any school or medical bills she may have, but is unable to support the full cost of her surgery. She appeals for financial help.

Fortunately, on April 6th, Tugumisirize will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Tugumisirize’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently, and she will be able to continue her studies in good health.

Tugumisirize shared, “My only hope of regaining my health back is undergoing surgery and with your support, I think it will be possible for me to continue with my education well.”

Tugumisirize is a 22-year-old university student completing a certificate in accounts. She has one brother who helps support her and works a...

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Tugumisirize's Timeline

  • April 5, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 6, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tugumisirize 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.

  • April 6, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tugumisirize's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 16, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tugumisirize's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 11, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tugumisirize's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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

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