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Kamugisha from Uganda raised $230 to fund hernia surgery.

Kamugisha
100%
  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kamugisha's treatment was fully funded on June 28, 2021.
June 28, 2021

Kamugisha underwent hernia surgery at another hospital.

We just heard from our medical partner that Kamugisha underwent surgery at a different facility and Watsi support was not required. He is recovering well and they asked that we support another patient in need.

We just heard from our medical partner that Kamugisha underwent surgery at a different facility and Watsi support was not required. He is re...

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June 7, 2021

Kamugisha is a 72-year-old man and a father of six children, including four sons and two daughters. He lives with his wife and two grandchildren and shared that he loves the company of his grandchildren. He and his wife are peasant farmers and they also raise two cows.

For about a year, Kamugisha has had a left inguinal hernia. The hernia has caused swelling and is painful, especially when he does strenuous activities. He can’t sit or stand for long and struggles to ride his motorcycle. Without treatment, he could continue to experience pain or the hernia could become strangulated.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Kamugisha to receive treatment. On June 8th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH’s care center. Now, AMH is requesting $230 to fund Kamugisha’s surgery. Once complete, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Kamugisha shared, “I hope that when am given your support, I will be treated and relieved from my pain, and I hope to continue living in good health.”

Kamugisha is a 72-year-old man and a father of six children, including four sons and two daughters. He lives with his wife and two grandchil...

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Kamugisha's Timeline

  • June 7, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kamugisha was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 8, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Kamugisha was scheduled to receive 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.

  • June 14, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kamugisha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 28, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Kamugisha is no longer raising funds.

  • June 28, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kamugisha's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

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

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