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

Alosious
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  • $219 raised, $0 to go
$219
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Alosious's treatment was fully funded on February 16, 2020.

Photo of Alosious post-operation

February 17, 2020

Alosious underwent hernia repair surgery.

Tumwesigye successfully underwent a herniorrhaphy treatment after being diagnosed with right inguinal hernia. He is currently doing well and in a better health condition.

Tumwesigye says, “May God bless you, multiply your blessings, and reward you abundantly. Hoping to continue with business after I have fully recovered.”

Tumwesigye successfully underwent a herniorrhaphy treatment after being diagnosed with right inguinal hernia. He is currently doing well and...

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December 29, 2019

Alosious is a trader from Uganda who came to our facility with complaints of right inguinal swelling that has persisted for the past two years. He complains of pain especially when he coughs or lifts heavy loads. This limits his ability to work, especially being a hawker.

Previous hospital visits have not been fruitful since he always had surgical recommendations but due to limited funds, he could not be treated. His daughter brought him to our facility and upon review, he was diagnosed with right inguinal hernia. He requires herniorrhaphy to improve his health. If not treated, he will be at risk of hernia strangulation.

Alosious is a father of six children, five of whom are still in school while one is employed. His wife is a peasant farmer and with limited income, the family is not able to raise funds needed. Most of his income goes towards his children’s school fees leaving meager amounts for medical care.

Fortunately, on December 31st, 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 Alosious’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Alosious says, “ I hope for the best out of my surgery, to have a better health and continue with my business.”

Alosious is a trader from Uganda who came to our facility with complaints of right inguinal swelling that has persisted for the past two yea...

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Alosious's Timeline

  • December 29, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Alosious was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 30, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alosious's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 7, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Alosious 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.

  • February 16, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Alosious's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Alosious's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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

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Evans

Evans works hard as a motorcycle taxi driver. He's the second-born in a family of five and had to drop out of school in grade 8 after his parents were unable to pay his secondary school fees. He opted to take a “Boda boda” (motorcycle taxi) job so that he could support his siblings and his children. Evans has two children that he works hard to provide for and he hopes to get married in the future. Now, he worries about not walking again. He is a hardworking and industrious man who makes ends meet for his young children. Two days ago, Evans sustained a traumatic right femur and tibia fracture after he was involved in a road traffic accident. He was rushed to the hospital for x-rays. Because he had an open wound on his femur, Evans was taken to the operating room for emergency washout surgery. A cast was placed and he was admitted to the surgical ward as doctors plan for his care. Evans is unable to walk or lift his right leg due to the fractures. He is worried that he'll continue lying in the hospital bed in a lot of pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH) can help. On September 7th, Evans will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). Evans will heal and be able to work. He'll be able to fend for himself and help out his family and children. AMH is requesting $1247 to fund this procedure. Being single and without a proper job, Evans has very little to help him undergo this surgery. He has come out to ask well-wishers to help him raise money for his surgery so that he can walk again and continue supporting his family. Evans says, “If I could be walking now, I could be out there looking for a job and supporting my family. I have faith that I will walk again."

88% funded

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$1,106raised
$141to go

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