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Success! Kyomugisha from Uganda raised $120 to repair a painful hernia.

Kyomugisha
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Kyomugisha's treatment was fully funded on November 24, 2015.

Photo of Kyomugisha post-operation

December 16, 2015

Kyomugisha received surgery to repair her hernia.

“Kyomugisha had a successful herniorrhaphy. She is now free from the pain and this will improve her quality of life. She will have improved productivity with her increasing ability to work freely again,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).

“I feel so good, as if I have been born again,” Kyomugisha says. “Thank you to my donors for their generous hearts- may God bless you.”

"Kyomugisha had a successful herniorrhaphy. She is now free from the pain and this will improve her quality of life. She will have improved ...

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November 5, 2015

Meet Kyomugisha, a 29-year-old mother of four living in Uganda. Kyomugisha works as a farmer, and her husband works as a taxi driver.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), shares that Kyomugisha has had a supraumbilical hernia since 2011 – causing her to have recurrent abdominal swelling and pain. An umbilical hernia occurs when part of the intestine or fatty tissue bulges through the muscle near the belly button, creating a hole in the abdominal wall. The incidence of an umbilical hernia is higher for women who have had multiple pregnancies.

“Kyomugisha first thought they were ulcers but the pain kept on increasing,” AMHF explains. “She went to the hospital for treatment and was told she had a hernia that needed repair by operation. Since Kyomugisha did not have the money, she decided to go back home.” If Kyomugisha does not have surgery, she risks having an intestinal obstruction and acute abdominal pain.

Her husband’s income alone cannot support their family. “Kyomugisha has to toil to sustain the family and pay the school fees for their children,” AMHF says. “Kyomugisha cannot therefore afford to pay for the surgery required to be well again.”

For $120, Kyomugisha can undergo a herniorrhaphy, in which the weak spot in the abdominal wall is repaired by sewing together edges of healthy muscle tissue. After the procedure, AMHF expects that she will no longer be in pain and will be able to work again. “When I get the surgery,” shares Kyomugisha, “I shall be able to work harder and continue to pay the fees for my children.”

Meet Kyomugisha, a 29-year-old mother of four living in Uganda. Kyomugisha works as a farmer, and her husband works as a taxi driver. Our...

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Kyomugisha's Timeline

  • November 5, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 6, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kyomugisha received treatment. 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.

  • November 23, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyomugisha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 24, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kyomugisha's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 16, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kyomugisha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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Ly Hor is a 13-year-old curious student. He comes from Tboung Khmum province in the central lowlands of the Mekong river. He has two sisters - his older sister is 19 and is a factory worker, and his younger sister is six and studies in grade one. His parents are farmers and grow rainy-day rice and vegetables. Ly Hor attends grade 7 in public school. His favorite subjects are math and physical education. In the future, he would like to be a doctor. At home, he enjoys playing football, reading books, doing homework with friends, and helping his family with the vegetable gardens. He loves it when his mom makes fried rice or fried noodles, which he enjoys eating with fresh milk. In October, Ly Hor injured his right elbow when playing football by stretching out his hand to break a fall. His mother took him to a Khmer traditional healer because she could not afford the care at a government hospital. He has chronic pain, and his elbow has become swollen and deformed. He is unable to use his hand due to swelling and pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On December 7th, Ly Hor will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $483. This procedure will repair the fracture, and Ly Hor will be able to use his arm again. Ly Hor's mother said: "He is very sad now because he cannot do anything with his friends. I hope the doctors can fix his arm so he won't be in pain, and he can be active again with his friends in school."

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