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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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Peter

Peter is a 42-year-old father who lives in Kenya but hails from the neighboring country Uganda. With no formal education, Peter works as a casual laborer, mostly working in people's farms to meet his daily needs. He is a father of three children, aged between 4 to 13 years old. He lives with his family here in Kenya in a rented single room in Chesoi village. Peter works hard but shared that his family struggles financially. None of his children are able to attend school, and his eldest son always accompanies him to the farm to help his father meet the needs of his younger siblings during these difficult times. On September 21st, Peter presented to the hospital late at night with complaints of abdominal pain and left inguino-scrotal swelling. Initially, the swelling was improving but has since worsened, becoming very painful. When Peter arrived at the hospital, he was walking in a stooping posture due to abdominal pain he has. An ultrasound confirmed irreducible inguinal hernia and was told that he needed to undergo an urgent herniorrhaphy. Because he had no money for the surgery, Peter considered postponing this urgent surgery, which doctors told him would be a dangerous move. Fortunately, the hospital enrolled him with Watsi and he slept at the hospital awaiting his treatment. On September 22nd, he'll undergo his much-needed surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH), is requesting $631 to fund Peter's surgery. Peter says, “My hope is to get treated. I want to be well and continue supporting my family.”

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$478raised
$153to go

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