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

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

Photo of Rukurucu post-operation

July 16, 2021

Rukurucu underwent hernia repair surgery.

Rukurucu successfully underwent a herniorrhaphy treatment following an indication of right inguinal scrotal hernia. His swelling is no longer present and his pain is finally healed. This surgery also reduces the change of future severe complications.

A happy and relieved Rukurucu says: “All I wish you is peace in Gods name because He is the only one who can reward you equivalently. I am now feeling much better and will resume farming to sustain my family.”

Rukurucu successfully underwent a herniorrhaphy treatment following an indication of right inguinal scrotal hernia. His swelling is no longe...

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June 7, 2021

Rukurucu is a 75-year-old farmer. He and his wife grow bananas, coffee, maize and cassava. He shared that they had four children, but sadly, two of his children have passed away. His remaining children have grown and now families of their own.

For eight years, Rukurucu has had an inguinal hernia. The hernia causes him pain, especially when he does strenuous activities like lifting heavy luggage or coughing.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Rukurucu receive treatment. On June 8th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH’s care center and now, AMH is requesting $230 to fund Rukurucu’s surgery.

Rukurucu shared, “I hope that I will be healed of this condition once I undergo the surgery. Hopefully, I will resume farming after fully recovering.”

Rukurucu is a 75-year-old farmer. He and his wife grow bananas, coffee, maize and cassava. He shared that they had four children, but sadly,...

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Rukurucu's Timeline

  • June 7, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 8, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rukurucu 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.

  • June 14, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rukurucu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 11, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rukurucu's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 16, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rukurucu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

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Funded by 2 donors

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

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Paw

Paw is a 59-year-old woman who lives with her husband, son, daughter-in-law and two granddaughters in a refugee camp. In her free time, Paw like to feed her three chickens and sing gospel songs. She also loves looking after her granddaughters at home when their mother is teaching. On a late evening earlier this month, Paw was walking home in the rain when she slipped and fell on the muddy road. She accidentally hit her forehead against a tree stump and tried to break her fall by sticking out her right arm. Right after she fell, Paw experienced a sharp pain in her right arm and forehead. Her son and daughter-in-law brought her to the camp hospital, where Paw was given stitches for her forehead as well as pain medication, and her arm was put in a splint and a sling. The medic then referred her to another hospital, where she was finally admitted at two days later when a car became available to take her. At the hospital, Paw received a X-Ray and was told that her right wrist is broken and requires surgery. With her hand wrapped in a bandage, she was referred to our medical partner's care center, Chiang Mai Hospital, for further treatment. Currently, Paw cannot move her right wrist, not even to lift her hand. Without more pain medication, her hand and forearm experience severe pain with any movement, so Paw has to be careful to keep her right hand straight. Because of this, Paw cannot complete her daily chores nor look after her grandchildren. Fortunately, with the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Paw will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for July 23rd and will cost $1,500. This surgery will help Paw move her hand around and resume her daily activities again with ease. “I want to get well soon so that I can go back to taking care of my grandchildren,” Paw said. “They are waiting for me at home to go back to my daily life. Now, I have to come for my treatment and there's nobody look after them. It is hard for my daughter in-law.”

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$1,258raised
$242to go

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