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Success! Travin from Uganda raised $230 to fund hernia repair surgery.

Travin
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Travin's treatment was fully funded on March 27, 2022.

Photo of Travin post-operation

April 11, 2022

Travin underwent hernia repair surgery.

Travin’s surgery was a success! Because of this procedure, he is no longer at risk for his symptoms worsening or even becoming fatal. Travin is recovering well and was happy to head home with his family.

Travin’s mother said, “I was always in fear seeing the swelling, yet did not have money for his treatment. Thank you for helping us.”

Travin's surgery was a success! Because of this procedure, he is no longer at risk for his symptoms worsening or even becoming fatal. Travin...

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January 3, 2022

Travin is a happy and curious six-year-old. His grandparents brought him up, as his father passed away in a car accident when Travin was only three months old. His grandparents both work as small-scale farmers. Travin loves to play and build small houses, and his grandmother hopes he will become an engineer one day.

Travin has had a right inguinal hernia for a while. He experiences swelling that increases when he laughs or lifts heavy objects, such as carrying a water jerrycan. His condition also worsened after he fell while he was playing recently. He visited the hospital at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), and doctors recommended surgery to help him finally heal.

Fortunately, on January 4th, Travin will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH’s care center. Upon recovery, he will be able to live more comfortably and confidently. AMH is requesting $230 to fund Travin’s surgery.

Travin’s grandmother shared, “Travin is all I have. He even helps me fetch water and firewood. Please help me reduce the pain my grandson is experiencing.”

Travin is a happy and curious six-year-old. His grandparents brought him up, as his father passed away in a car accident when Travin was onl...

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Travin's Timeline

  • January 3, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Travin was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 5, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Travin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 12, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Travin 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.

  • March 27, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Travin's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 11, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Travin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $230 for Travin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6
Other
$11

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Janeth

Janeth is a two-year-old girl and the youngest in a family of two children. Her father is a small-scale farmer, while her mother has a few cattle whose milk she sells to buy food and other commodities. They also harvest and sell some of their crops to earn money. They are living in a harsh environment, but they try to manage on a day-to-day basis. Janeth was involved in an accident last year where she sustained severe burns. Her mother had made porridge for breakfast. She took the pot off the fire and placed it at a corner to cool down so that she could feed Janeth. As she went out to clean the plates Janeth took a cup and tried to take porridge by herself from the pot. She dipped her hand in the pot of hot porridge and while pulling her hand out, some of the porridge spilled on her left foot. Her mother ran inside when she heard Janeth crying, but she had already been badly burned. Her mother gave her first aid and rushed her to the nearest clinic where she got treatment that helped with the open wounds. The wounds have healed, but left her with scars that make her left-hand fingers hard to use, and the toe on her left food was disfigured. A relative who saw Janeth advised her mother to seek treatment at our medical partner's care center ALMC (The Plaster House). Janeth was diagnosed with burn scar contracture on her left hand and left foot. Her hand needs a release surgery with skin grafting because her fingers are webbed, and the fifth toe of her left foot needs to be amputated because it causes pain when she tries to wear shoes. Her mother cannot afford the $1,088 cost of treatment and is asking for help. Janeth’s mother says, "I had to convince my husband to let me come and seek treatment for our daughter. I am not at peace every time I think of her.”

66% funded

66%funded
$726raised
$362to go

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