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

Katungi
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Katungi's treatment was fully funded on July 11, 2021.

Photo of Katungi post-operation

July 1, 2021

Katungi underwent hernia repair surgery.

Following a successful hernia repair surgery, Katungi’s health has been improving. He no longer has the pain from before, and his surgery reduced the chances of future complications such as strangulated hernia.

Katungi shares his plans following recovery, “I will be better since I have been treated and I will be able to continue with farming and shall try to do simple activities since I was told by the doctor not to lift heavy things again. Thank you for funding my surgery.”

Following a successful hernia repair surgery, Katungi's health has been improving. He no longer has the pain from before, and his surgery re...

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May 17, 2021

Katungi is a 56-year-old farmer and a married father to four grown children. Katungi and his wife are small scale farmers, and his children are not yet able to find formal employment.

For three years, Katungi has had swelling in his groin area. He experiences pain, especially when he coughs, stands for too long, or does anything that is physically demanding. After he was examined at a local hospital, he was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia and surgery was recommended. The surgery will reduce the chances of the hernia becoming strangulated.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH) can help. On May 18th, Katungi will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH’s care center. Now, AMH is requesting $230 to fund Katungi’s surgery. Once complete, the procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Katungi shared, “I really need this operation, but it will be impossible for me to afford it unless I have your support. I hope to resume farming once I have fully recovered.”

Katungi is a 56-year-old farmer and a married father to four grown children. Katungi and his wife are small scale farmers, and his children ...

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Katungi's Timeline

  • May 17, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Katungi was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 19, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Katungi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 22, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Katungi 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.

  • July 1, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Katungi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 11, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Katungi's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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

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