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Success! Turyasingura from Uganda raised $215 to treat a scrotal swelling.

Turyasingura
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Turyasingura's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2015.

Photo of Turyasingura post-operation

January 13, 2016

Turyasingura received treatment for his scrotal swelling.

Turyasingura was discharged from the hospital after a successful hydrocele repair surgery, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), shares. “There is no more risk of testicular atrophy or progressive swelling. Turyasingura seems happy that he has been treated and is going home.”

“Thank you very much,” Turyasingura says, “I want to meet you.”

“Thank you very much. We were not able to pay for Turyasingura’s treatment,” his father shares, “We cannot thank you enough.”

Turyasingura was discharged from the hospital after a successful hydrocele repair surgery, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare F...

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December 10, 2015

Five-year-old Turyasingura is a nursery school student in Uganda who loves drawing various animals and shapes.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), tells us, “Turyasingura presented with a right scrotal swelling that has been increasing in size over the past 2 years.”

Turyasingura has a hydrocele, a sac of watery fluid around one or both testicles that causes swelling in the scrotum or groin. The fluid comes from the abdomen and travels along the same paths that the testes follow when they descend into the scrotum before or shortly after birth. While hydroceles may occur at any age, the cause of their development is generally unknown.

“If not treated,” says AMHF, “Turyasingura is at risk of testicular atrophy, infection, and progressive swelling, which would affect his quality of life.”

For $215, Turyasingura will undergo a hydrocele repair to decrease the scrotal swelling. The surgeon will make a small incision in his scrotum to remove the sac of fluid and then use stitches to close the path between the scrotum and abdomen so that no more fluid can accumulate. Funding also covers the cost of a two-week hospital stay and medicine to prevent infection.

“I cannot afford to pay for my son’s treatment,” shares Turyasingura’s father, who supports his family with a stipend for his work at their church and income from selling the extra produce from his gardens. “Thank you in advance for offering to help me. God bless you and your generosity.”

Five-year-old Turyasingura is a nursery school student in Uganda who loves drawing various animals and shapes. Our medical partner, Afric...

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Turyasingura's Timeline

  • December 10, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 15, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Turyasingura received treatment at Holy Family Virika 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.

  • December 25, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Turyasingura's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 25, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Turyasingura's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 13, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Turyasingura's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Funded by 4 donors

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Collins

Collins is seventh grade student and is looking forward to finishing his primary school studies. He is the second born in a family of three children. His father is a motorbike taxi driver but was involved in an accident and broke his hand and is now unable to work. Their family now relies on Collins' mother who does laundry work and house chores to earn a living for their family. Collins is a happy and talkative boy. When he was young, his parents noticed his health condition took him to a nearby hospital for treatment. There he was examined but was not able to receive care at that time. His parents were not satisfied and went to another hospital where they recommended surgery. His family has not been able to cover the cost and Collins has not yet been treated. Fortunately, their church pastor heard about Collins’ condition and referred them to our medical partner's care center, BethanyKids Hospital. Collins was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Collins has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Collins will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on April 12th. AMH is requesting $646 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Collins’ mother says, “I used to feel bad about myself previously as I could not afford to cater for my son’s treatment. Now I’m happy with the progress and what God is doing in Collins’ life. We hope for the best with the surgery.”

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