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Mushumbusha is a second grader from Uganda who needs $219 to fund testicular surgery.

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April 28, 2020

Mushumbusha is a student from Uganda. He is a 9-year-old boy in primary two at school. He has two younger brothers in nursery school and their youngest sibling is still breastfeeding. His mother is a single mom and she the only one taking care of her children alone. She separated from her husband due to domestic violence. His mom earns a living from farming by growing crops like beans, maize, and millet to feed her children and she also does casual work on other farms.

Mushumbusha presented with an inguinal swelling which he has had for a year now. Doctors have found that Mushumbusha has an inguinal scrotal hernia. The swelling is irregular and when present, his pain worsens when coughing. He also feels pain when using the bathroom. He can’t sleep on his belly and can’t do any stretching activity either. Fortunately, on April 29th, 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 Mushumbusha’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Mushumbusha’s mother says, “I hope that my child will get healed from his condition after he undergoes his surgery.”

Mushumbusha is a student from Uganda. He is a 9-year-old boy in primary two at school. He has two younger brothers in nursery school and the...

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Mushumbusha's Timeline

  • April 28, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mushumbusha was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • April 29, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Mushumbusha was scheduled to receive 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.

  • April 29, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mushumbusha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Mushumbusha is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Mushumbusha's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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

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Kesande and her husband are small-scale farmers who grow sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, and sorghum for their family to eat. She completed primary school until class seven, but did not proceed due to lack of school fees. Her firstborn is now 6 years old and in first grade at the local primary school. Their family owns a three-room semi-permanent house, which was constructed on the land given to them by the husband’s parents. Her husband lost his father and is only left with his old mother who greatly needs their support and care. Kesande is a mother of one, but this is her third pregnancy. She had c-section deliveries with her previous pregnancies, but unfortunately lost her first baby in 2012 when intra uterine fetal death occurred. However, her next delivery was successful in 2014. This pregnancy, she has had antenatal checkups from Kamuganguzi Health Centre where she was advised to go to a hospital that offers surgery services in May. She reported to Rushoroza Hospital on May 1st, 2020 at 1100 hours following the directive of the health centre. On assessment by the midwife, she recommends a c-section to protect the health of her and the baby. Their family has many responsibilities on their shoulders on top of their own family needs. They utilize the pieces of land that were given to them by the husband’s father and have no other sources of income. Kesande says, “I pray for a successful surgery. I plan to work even harder both physically and mentally to be able to secure and generate income that will enable us to take good care of the child we expect.”

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