Success! Emmanuel from Uganda raised $170 to fund hernia repair surgery for an inguinal hernia that causes him pain.

Emmanuel
$170
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$0
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Fully funded
Emmanuel's treatment was fully funded on May 12, 2023.
  • Emmanuel's story
  • Emmanuel's update
March 6, 2023

Photo of Emmanuel post-operation

June 6, 2023

Emmanuel underwent hernia repair surgery so he can grow up without pain.

Emmanuel had a successful herniotomy surgery at Rushoroza Hospital to heal a right inguinal hernia. His mother already reports significant i...

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Emmanuel's Timeline

  • March 6, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Emmanuel was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 10, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Emmanuel received treatment at Rushoroza 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.

  • March 21, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Emmanuel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 12, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Emmanuel's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 6, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Emmanuel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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$120raised
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