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Success! Bangirana from Uganda raised $219 to fund hernia surgery.

Bangirana
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  • $219 raised, $0 to go
$219
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Bangirana's treatment was fully funded on January 18, 2019.

Photo of Bangirana post-operation

January 8, 2019

Bangirana underwent hernia surgery.

Surgery was successful. He is no longer at risk of complications.

He says, “Thanks a lot for having thought of me and supported my surgery. May you live forever more. I will continue with farming.”

Surgery was successful. He is no longer at risk of complications. He says, “Thanks a lot for having thought of me and supported my surge...

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December 10, 2018

Bangirana is a catechist from Uganda. He is married with nine children.

For nine years, Bangirana has had bilateral inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him discomfort and makes it difficult for him to work. Fortunately, on December 11, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Bangirana’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Bangirana says, “I hope to be relieved of this after surgery and I get peace of mind thereby continuing to serving God.”

Bangirana is a catechist from Uganda. He is married with nine children. For nine years, Bangirana has had bilateral inguinal hernia. Thi...

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Bangirana's Timeline

  • December 10, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bangirana was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • December 10, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bangirana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 11, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bangirana 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.

  • January 08, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bangirana's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 18, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bangirana's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $219 for Bangirana's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6

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Thi

Thi is a 47-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in Myawaddy Township of Karen State in Burma. Only two of her children go to school. Her youngest boy is in third grade and her daughter is in fifth grade. Her oldest son works at her cousin’s vegetable shop in Bago. Thi has been unemployed for approximately five months due to her condition. Before her illness, she was a day laborer on a farm and her husband is a day laborer in construction. Around five months ago, Thi started feeling sick. She experienced weakness, trouble sleeping, heart palpitations (irregular heartbeat), and sweats. At first, she ignored these symptoms, hoping they would resolve themselves. However, the symptoms did not improve. About two months later, she went to a local doctor who gave her oral medication to use for a week, but she did not get better. She started feeling pain in her left abdomen, difficulty breathing, and trouble eating and sleeping. Doctors want Thi to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Thi's CT scan and care, scheduled for February 17th. “Now, I feel too weak to do manual labor. I was working on a farm before, but I don’t think I’ll be able to do it any longer. In the future, I think I will try to start a small business in my village. I think I can sell vegetables and clothes. If I can do this, life will be easier for me,” she said. In her free time, Thi likes to use a meditation necklace to focus her mind away from her pain. “When I move the beads through my fingers, it helps reduce my pain.”

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