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Success! Bernad from Uganda raised $314 to fund prostate surgery.

Bernad
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  • $314 raised, $0 to go
$314
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Bernad's treatment was fully funded on March 5, 2017.

Photo of Bernad post-operation

March 8, 2017

Bernad underwent prostate surgery.

Bernad’s prostatectomy went well, and he is back home recovering with his family. While still experiencing some minor pain, he is much more comfortable and is able to work and undertake his daily routine easily.

“Thank you for the assistance with my medical condition,” says Bernad. “I could not afford the surgery myself and was in pain. May God bless you.”

Bernad's prostatectomy went well, and he is back home recovering with his family. While still experiencing some minor pain, he is much more ...

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February 6, 2017

Bernad is a 69-year-old man from Uganda. He has eleven children. For most of his life, he has worked in his coffee garden. The family also grows and sells bananas, corn, and beans. Bernad enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and telling them stories.

For the past three years, Bernad has experienced acute pain in his groin area. He was diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia, or a swollen prostate gland, which causes urinary discomfort. His doctor has scheduled a prostatectomy on February 6 to remove the gland.

Although he is co-paying $8 for the procedure, Bernad cannot afford to pay for the surgery by himself. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting an additional $314 to fund the required treatment.

“I want to thank the donors for helping with my treatment,” says Bernad.

Bernad is a 69-year-old man from Uganda. He has eleven children. For most of his life, he has worked in his coffee garden. The family also g...

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Bernad's Timeline

  • February 6, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bernad was submitted by Eliad Amara, Communications Officer at The Kellermann Foundation.

  • February 6, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bernad received treatment at Bwindi Community 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.

  • February 6, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bernad's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 5, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bernad's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 8, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bernad's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Prostatectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $314 for Bernad's treatment
Hospital Fees
$162
Medical Staff
$34
Medication
$23
Supplies
$68
Labs
$27

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Oo

Oo is a 52-year-old man from Burma, living with his wife and daughter. Oo's wife is a day laborer, while his daughter works as a salesperson in a store. Oo is unemployed because of health issues, but he enjoys growing vegetables, and guarding the entrance gate of the village. In the midst of the rainy season in July, Oo placed his belongings on a friend's bullock cart, and went to climb on top of the cart to ride. As he was preparing to climb onto the cart, it suddenly jerked forward, throwing Oo to the ground, and injuring his right arm. After a week had gone by, Oo, who was experiencing significant pain in his arm, traveled to a local free clinic, where he was given a shot to ease the discomfort. He was told that he would need to have the injury investigated further at a hospital in Yangon. In October, Oo's arm was X-rayed at the Karen Baptist Convention Hospital in Yangon, and it was determined that the bone in his arm had been broken, and had never healed properly. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Oo will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones on October 25th, at Karen Baptist Convention Hospital. This surgery will promote the complete and correct healing of the fracture, enabling Oo to lift his arm without pain, and to return to work. Oo needs your help to raise the $885 for this procedure. Oo said: “I am very worried that the doctor will not be able to treat me because I sought treatment so late. It is so difficult to go to Yangon because I live in a conflict area and there are a lot of travel restrictions."

43% funded

43%funded
$384raised
$501to go

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