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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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Bakandema

Bakandema is a 79-year-old man who runs a small banana plantation, which he and his wife tend to together. They also cultivate maize, beans, and potatoes for their family. Bakandema also brews traditional beer to complement the income from the farm. However, at his old age, he has to work hard to make sufficient income. His eight children have left the nest, but all work in casual labour with limited income. For the last three years, Bakandema has had a right inguinal hernia. The hernia causes him pain, especially when he bends or walks for some time. He cannot sleep well these days. The hernia has been getting worse over time and, without treatment, might become a strangulated hernia which is life-threatening. After selling some goats to travel and pay for his treatment, Bakandema came to Nyakibale Hospital for medical review. He was recommended to undergo herniorrhaphy surgery to treat his condition. However, Bakandema cannot afford the cost of his care and appeals for financial support. Fortunately, on June 9th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Bakandema's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Bakandema shared, “I pray that you help me get treated because I have been in pain for a long time. Once relieved, I will live to give a testimony about what you have done for me as I continue with farming to sustain my family.”

17% funded

17%funded
$40raised
$190to go

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