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

Bampata
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Bampata's treatment was fully funded on June 6, 2021.

Photo of Bampata post-operation

June 15, 2021

Bampata underwent hernia repair surgery.

Bampata had a successful herniorrhaphy surgery to treat his inguinal hernia. The surgery reduced the pain and discomfort he had been experiencing and the chances of life-threatening complications such as hernia strangulation. He hopes to lead a more comfortable life after a full recovery.

Bampata looks forward to the future: “I am healthy now and am looking forward to returning to farming soon. May the Lord bless the donors with long life to continue helping others in need.”

Bampata had a successful herniorrhaphy surgery to treat his inguinal hernia. The surgery reduced the pain and discomfort he had been experie...

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April 15, 2021

“I will be happy to see my health restored so that I can continue tending to my family and farm,” Bampata told us as he shared his story. He is a married 71-year-old man and a father to 13 children. He practices small scale farming on his banana and coffee plantation and also raises cows for the family’s daily needs.

For three years, Bampata has had left inguinal swelling, but the pain has worsened over the past month. Due to the pain, he no longer tends to the farm and experiences pain when bending down or attempting to lift heavy loads. When Bampata visited our medical partner’s care center, he was diagnosed with a left inguinal hernia and hernia repair surgery was recommended. Without treatment, Bampata will continue experiencing pain and there is a chance that the hernia could become strangulated.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $230 to fund Bampata’s surgery. On April 20th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH’s care center. Once complete, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

“I will be happy to see my health restored so that I can continue tending to my family and farm," Bampata told us as he shared his story. He...

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Bampata's Timeline

  • April 15, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bampata was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 20, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bampata 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.

  • April 20, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bampata's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 6, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bampata's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 15, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bampata's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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

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