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

Turyahabwe
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  • $219 raised, $0 to go
$219
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Turyahabwe's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2018.

Photo of Turyahabwe post-operation

December 4, 2018

Turyahabwe underwent hernia repair surgery.

His hernia treatment was successful. He will no longer experience pain and will have improved quality of life. He is no longer at risk of the hernia twisting or blocking.

His hernia treatment was successful. He will no longer experience pain and will have improved quality of life. He is no longer at risk of th...

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November 12, 2018

Turyahabwe is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. He is married with six children.

For eight years, Turyahabwe has had an inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him pain and discomfort and if not treated, it may result in hernia blocking and twisting. Fortunately, on November 13, 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 Turyahabwe’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Turyahabwe says, “I am hopeful for restoration of my hope after the surgery and I continue with farming.”

Turyahabwe is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. He is married with six children. For eight years, Turyahabwe has had an inguinal hernia....

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Turyahabwe's Timeline

  • November 12, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 13, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Turyahabwe 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.

  • November 13, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Turyahabwe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 04, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Turyahabwe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 31, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Turyahabwe's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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

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Ngo

Ngo is a 36-year-old Karen woman from Burma. She has three children, and two of whom are students. While she stays home to take care of house work and her husband works as a day laborer. He earns 180 baht (approx. $6 USD) per day and he usually works for about 20 days per month. The income he can make is not enough to cover their family's basic expenses. They sometimes have to borrow money from Ngo's sister, especially when Ngo needs to go to a clinic. In October 2019, Ngo experienced a severe pain in her right side. She went to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) and was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection. She was on medication which made her feel better. On her follow-up appointment, the medic performed ultrasound imaging test to see if her kidney looks fine. The medic then found a stone in her right kidney and she was referred to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) to meet with a urologist. The doctor at MSH at first tried to treat Ngo with medication but when that did not work, the doctor explained that Ngo needs more investigative tests to help her. Doctors want Ngo 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 Ngo's CT scan and care, scheduled for February 21st. Ngo said, “I want to look after my sons without needing to worry. I want all my sons to be well-educated persons.”

4% funded

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$20raised
$394to go

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