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

Tibanururwa
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tibanururwa's treatment was fully funded on March 3, 2021.

Photo of Tibanururwa post-operation

March 5, 2021

Tibanururwa underwent hernia repair surgery.

Tibanururwa successfully underwent a herniorrhaphy procedure. After the surgery, his caregiver reported that Tibanururwa is happy and often has a smile on his face, an indication of his improved health and spirits.

Tubanururwa’s caregiver says, “Thanks to this program’s donors for the support they have given to us. You have really done a great thing for us which we couldn’t have managed on our own and may the Lord bless you. He’ll be able to continue with farming so much easier now.”

Tibanururwa successfully underwent a herniorrhaphy procedure. After the surgery, his caregiver reported that Tibanururwa is happy and often ...

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February 22, 2021

Tibanururwa is a 70-year-old man who practices farming of bananas and coffee together with his wife. He has a hearing and talking impairment and this was his first visit to a hospital. He is a father of three children who are now grown and also working in the informal sector without steady income.

For the past two years, Tibanururwa has had an inguinal swelling that is painful especially when he lifts things, coughs, or does anything causing a strain. His wife brought him to Nyakibale Hospital where he was reviewed and doctors have diagnosed him with an inguinal hernia. If not treated, Tibanururwa risks having a strangulated hernia and the pain will persist. Their family’s income is inadequate to meet the cost of surgery and they appeal for help.

Fortunately, on February 23rd, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $230 to fund Tibanururwa’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Tibanururwa’s wife shared with us: “My only prayer is to see my husband in good health once again and that is the joy we can have as a family.”

Tibanururwa is a 70-year-old man who practices farming of bananas and coffee together with his wife. He has a hearing and talking impairment...

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Tibanururwa's Timeline

  • February 22, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 23, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tibanururwa 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 25, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tibanururwa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 3, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tibanururwa's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 5, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tibanururwa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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

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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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