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Success! Milka from Uganda raised $230 to fund hernia repair surgery so that she can live comfortably.

Milka
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Milka's treatment was fully funded on August 7, 2022.

Photo of Milka post-operation

August 19, 2022

Milka underwent hernia repair surgery so that she can live comfortably.

Milka received a herniorrhaphy treatment after being diagnosed with supraumbilical hernia. She no longer has swelling and is looking forward to feeling herself again finally as she heals.

Milka said: “I thank you so much for having restored my health and for making my life better. I hope to keep getting better and continue hustling to provide for my children.”

Milka received a herniorrhaphy treatment after being diagnosed with supraumbilical hernia. She no longer has swelling and is looking forward...

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March 22, 2022

Milka is a 29-year-old house helper. She is a single mother to two children—a son and a daughter who both are in primary school. She is the second born child in a family of six children, and has five brothers. Her children now live with her parents, who work as farmers. She has a certificate in nursery school teaching, but unfortunately lost her job due to the pandemic. However, she recently found a new job tutoring children in her town.

Recently, Milka has been experiencing lower abdominal pain, swelling in her abdomen, and pain after eating. She has been diagnosed with an umbilical hernia.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Milka receive treatment. On March 23rd, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH’s care center. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently. Now, she needs help raising $230 to fund her procedure and care.

Milka shared, “my health is my only asset to earning a living and bringing up my children. With poor health, it will be hard for me to perform well at work and I may lose my job. Once my surgery is made possible by your support, I hope to recover and continue working.”

Milka is a 29-year-old house helper. She is a single mother to two children—a son and a daughter who both are in primary school. She is the ...

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Milka's Timeline

  • March 22, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Milka was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 23, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Milka 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.

  • April 1, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Milka's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 7, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Milka's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 19, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Milka's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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

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