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Kyarimpa from Uganda raised $139 to fund hydrocele surgery.

Kyarimpa
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  • $139 raised, $0 to go
$139
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kyarimpa's treatment was fully funded on March 28, 2019.

Photo of Kyarimpa post-operation

April 6, 2019

Kyarimpa underwent hydrocele surgery.

Kyarimpa received a successful hydrocelectomy treatment. He is no longer in pain.

Kyarimpa received a successful hydrocelectomy treatment. He is no longer in pain....

March 7, 2019

Kyarimpa is a shopkeeper from Uganda. He is married with four children.

For two years, Kyarimpa has had a hydrocele, which is a swelling in a sensitive area. Fortunately, on March 12, he will undergo hydrocele repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $139 to fund Kyarimpa’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Kyarimpa says, “I wish I can be relieved from this condition.”

Kyarimpa is a shopkeeper from Uganda. He is married with four children. For two years, Kyarimpa has had a hydrocele, which is a swelling...

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Kyarimpa's Timeline

  • March 7, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 08, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyarimpa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 12, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kyarimpa 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.

  • March 28, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kyarimpa's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 06, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Kyarimpa. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Hydrocele Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $139 for Kyarimpa's treatment
Hospital Fees
$96
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$2
Supplies
$27
Labs
$14

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Thi is a 47-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in Myawaddy Township of Karen State in Burma. Only two of her children go to school. Her youngest boy is in third grade and her daughter is in fifth grade. Her oldest son works at her cousin’s vegetable shop in Bago. Thi has been unemployed for approximately five months due to her condition. Before her illness, she was a day laborer on a farm and her husband is a day laborer in construction. Around five months ago, Thi started feeling sick. She experienced weakness, trouble sleeping, heart palpitations (irregular heartbeat), and sweats. At first, she ignored these symptoms, hoping they would resolve themselves. However, the symptoms did not improve. About two months later, she went to a local doctor who gave her oral medication to use for a week, but she did not get better. She started feeling pain in her left abdomen, difficulty breathing, and trouble eating and sleeping. Doctors want Thi to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Thi's CT scan and care, scheduled for February 17th. “Now, I feel too weak to do manual labor. I was working on a farm before, but I don’t think I’ll be able to do it any longer. In the future, I think I will try to start a small business in my village. I think I can sell vegetables and clothes. If I can do this, life will be easier for me,” she said. In her free time, Thi likes to use a meditation necklace to focus her mind away from her pain. “When I move the beads through my fingers, it helps reduce my pain.”

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