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

Akakyimpa
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Akakyimpa's treatment was fully funded on March 9, 2021.

Photo of Akakyimpa post-operation

March 25, 2021

Akakyimpa underwent a hernia repair surgery.

Akakyimpa successfully received a herniorrhaphy treatment for his inguinal hernia. He is no longer in pain and the surgery further reduces chances of future complications such as the hernia becoming strangulated which could be fatal for him.

Akakyimpa’s father says: “Thank you for supporting my son’s treatment. We could not have managed it on our own. He’s happy to be continuing with school once they re-open, hopefully soon.”

Akakyimpa successfully received a herniorrhaphy treatment for his inguinal hernia. He is no longer in pain and the surgery further reduces c...

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March 1, 2021

Akakyimpa is a 17-year-old high school student and the youngest of four in his family. His parents are farmers who rely on their farm produce to pay for their children’s education and daily needs.

For two years, Akakyimpa has had an inguinal hernia. The hernia especially pains him when he does strenuous activities. One of Akakyimpa’s favorite pastimes is playing football, but due to the hernia, he cannot play like he used to. He also cannot lift heavy loads without feeling severe pain. Akakyimpa was taken to Nyakibale Hospital, where doctors recommended surgery. However, his family is not able to raise the funds needed for his care, and appeals for financial support.

Fortunately, on March 2nd, Akakyimpa will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Akakyimpa’s surgery. With successful surgery, Akakyimpa will be able to lead a full, normal life without pain and fear of complications of the hernia, and he will be able to return to doing more of what he loves.

Akakyimpa’s father shared, “I hope that when he is treated and recovers well, he will be able to continue with school without any other challenges.”

Akakyimpa is a 17-year-old high school student and the youngest of four in his family. His parents are farmers who rely on their farm produc...

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Akakyimpa's Timeline

  • March 1, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Akakyimpa was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • March 3, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Akakyimpa received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. 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 3, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Akakyimpa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 9, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Akakyimpa's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 25, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Akakyimpa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

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

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