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Rubegyemera from Uganda raised $219 to fund hernia surgery.

Rubegyemera
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  • $219 raised, $0 to go
$219
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Rubegyemera's treatment was fully funded on December 16, 2019.

Photo of Rubegyemera post-operation

October 14, 2019

Rubegyemera underwent hernia surgery.

Rubegyemera received a successful hydrocelectomy treatment. He was approved of herniorrhaphy due to inguinal scrotal hernia but during operation, the surgeon realized it was more of hydrocele, not the real hernia as before. He has had some improvement and hopes for a better quality of life after recovery.

Rubegyemera says “I am glad for receiving this treatment because I was not able. I thank you for having been there for me in support to my surgery. I hope to continue with cultivation.”

Rubegyemera received a successful hydrocelectomy treatment. He was approved of herniorrhaphy due to inguinal scrotal hernia but during opera...

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September 2, 2019

Rubegyemera is a farmer from Uganda. He is a father to three children. One child is married is doing small scale farming and the other two are still at school. Both Rwegyemera and his wife practice small scale farming and sometime part time in other people’s gardens as a causal labor to earn a living.

Three years ago, Rubegyemera has had an inguinal scrotal hernia. This hernia causes him pain and discomfort Fortunately, on September 3rd, 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 Rubegyemera’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Rwegyemera says “I will be glad we my condition is treated and look forward to having a new comfort living that’s when I will continue my cultivation effectively.”

Rubegyemera is a farmer from Uganda. He is a father to three children. One child is married is doing small scale farming and the other two a...

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Rubegyemera's Timeline

  • September 2, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 09, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rubegyemera's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 10, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rubegyemera 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.

  • October 14, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Rubegyemera. Read the update.

  • December 16, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rubegyemera's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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

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