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

Byereta
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Byereta's treatment was fully funded on August 24, 2021.

Photo of Byereta post-operation

July 8, 2021

Byereta underwent hernia repair surgery.

Byereta successfully received a herniorrhaphy treatment for his hernia and is doing well! He no longer experiences pain and other symptoms associated with the condition, and is able to walk again with ease. Byereta hopes to resume farming and working after complete his full recovery.

Byereta shares, “You have saved my health and I am grateful. I am free from pain and can stand for long. I will resume my work as a policeman with ease.”

Byereta successfully received a herniorrhaphy treatment for his hernia and is doing well! He no longer experiences pain and other symptoms a...

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May 21, 2021

Byereta is a 58-year-old farmer and policeman, and a married father to seven children. Two of his daughters are married, while the other five are still studying in school. His wife is a small scale farmer. He shared that because of having many children in school, he had to acquire loans to pay their school fees and support their family.

In February of 2020, Byereta visited the hospital with a swelling that caused him unbearable pain. He was diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia and it was recommended that he have surgery, but he was called for training and never underwent the procedure. After his training, he was re-examined and surgery was again recommended to ensure a complete recovery. Because of the hernia, Byereta has difficulty bending down or carrying out any strenuous activity. If not treated, the hernia may become strangulated.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Byereta to receive treatment. Fortunately, on May 22nd, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH’s care center. Now, AMH is requesting $230 to fund Byereta’s surgery. Once complete, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Byereta shared, “I have suffered a lot with this condition because my finances can’t enable me pay for my bill on my own due to overwhelming bank loans and the little balance I receive. I use it to buy soap, salt, and paraffin to light the lamp at home. My situation is getting worse yet my entire family looks up to me. I kindly ask for your support so that I can regain my health and continue working effectively for the betterment for my health and my family.”

Byereta is a 58-year-old farmer and policeman, and a married father to seven children. Two of his daughters are married, while the other fiv...

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Byereta's Timeline

  • May 21, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 25, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Byereta 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.

  • May 25, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Byereta's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Byereta's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 24, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Byereta's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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

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