Success! Olive from Uganda raised $170 to fund hernia repair surgery.

Olive
$170
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$0
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Fully funded
Olive's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2023.
  • Olive's story
  • Olive's update
November 8, 2023

Photo of Olive post-operation

January 11, 2024

Olive underwent hernia repair surgery.

Olive had a hernia surgery at our medical partner's Rushoroza Hospital. She reports a big improvement, and she is hopeful that she will be c...

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Olive's Timeline

  • November 8, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Olive was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 9, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Olive received treatment at Rushoroza Hospital 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.

  • November 13, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Olive's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 25, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Olive's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 11, 2024
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Olive's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Aung is a nine months old baby boy from Burma. He lives with his parents, grandparents, aunt, uncle, and two elder sisters. His father works as a day laborer, while his mother takes care of the household. They also run a small farm where they grow rice for both their family to eat and to earn an income. However, their monthly earning is insufficient to cover their basic living costs and Aung's medical expenses. As a result, they are indebted. Aung was born at home with the assistance of a midwife. Neither the midwife nor the mother noticed any abnormalities at that time. However, the day after his birth, Aung's grandmother observed swelling in his left foot and genitals, as well as a mass on his right flank. Last May, Aung and his mother sought treatment at the public hospital in Yangon, where he was admitted. There, he underwent tests, including hormone evaluations, along with multiple X-rays of his chest, abdomen, pelvis, and both legs. The doctor informed his mother that a rare congenital condition was suspected, and that amputation might be necessary if there were any changes in his leg color or when he reached six months of age to prevent complications. Oral medications and bi-weekly follow-up appointments were provided. Over time, Aung's leg and scrotum swelling worsened. However, due to ongoing conflict near their village and financial constraints, Aung's parents were unable to attend further follow-up appointments. Doctors now want Aung to undergo an MRI, an imaging procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images of bodily organs. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $968 to cover the cost of Aung's MRI and care, scheduled for January 26th. Aung's mother expressed, "I hope to witness my son's full recovery. His condition brings me immense sorrow, and I do not know why this has happened to him. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to BCMF and the donors for helping my son. Once he receives complete treatment, my wish is for him to excel in his education and achieve success in life."

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