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

Mugisha
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mugisha's treatment was fully funded on February 9, 2021.

Photo of Mugisha post-operation

February 1, 2021

Mugisha underwent hernia repair surgery.

Mugisha had a successful herniorrhaphy treatment for his inguinal hernia. He is pain-free and comfortable, and is expected to recover well from surgery. Mugisha is able to move well with no restriction, and is now able to live a better life ahead.

Mugisha shared, “I have to thank you for real because you have relieved me of my condition. May you continue with that spirit. I will be able to continue hustling with life by doing casual work.”

Mugisha had a successful herniorrhaphy treatment for his inguinal hernia. He is pain-free and comfortable, and is expected to recover well f...

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October 5, 2020

Mugisha is a 60-year-old man from western Uganda. He works as a casual laborer on a cattle farm. He came to our Medical Partner’s Care Center Nyakibale Hospital with a left inguinal swelling that has been persistent for over three years.

Prior to visiting Nyakibale Hospital, he had been seen at a government dispensary and given pain medications. However, without pain receding, a good samaritan nurse offered to take him to Nyakibale Hospital. Whenever he is doing any strenuous work, his pain increases, and this has limited his ability to deliver at his workplace.

Mugisha was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia which requires surgical repair. If not treated, he is at risk of a strangulated hernia.

Mugisha shared that he has done cattle farming for the past 30 years. He was not able to study in school at all after losing his parents at a young age. He earns a limited income and cannot meet the cost of surgery required.

Fortunately, on October 6th, 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 Mugisha’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Mugisha says: “I pray that you may consider my request and I believe that once I receive my surgery, all will be well and I will continue with my work on the farm.”

Mugisha is a 60-year-old man from western Uganda. He works as a casual laborer on a cattle farm. He came to our Medical Partner's Care Cente...

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Mugisha's Timeline

  • October 5, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mugisha was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 6, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mugisha 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.

  • October 6, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mugisha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 1, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mugisha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 9, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mugisha's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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

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Byereta

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.”

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$46raised
$184to go

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