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Success! George from Uganda raised $219 to fund hernia repair.

George
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  • $219 raised, $0 to go
$219
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
George's treatment was fully funded on December 10, 2020.

Photo of George post-operation

June 24, 2020

George underwent a hernia repair.

George’s surgery was successful! His surgeons performed a herniorrhaphy to repair his bilateral inguinal hernia. He is doing well and has the ability to move well without feeling pain. After making a full recovery, he will have a better quality of life.

George shared, “Thank you, Watsi, for this tremendous support you have so willingly rendered to me. May you be blessed and continue to serve others who are poor like me. I will continue to farm as it is my livelihood.”

George's surgery was successful! His surgeons performed a herniorrhaphy to repair his bilateral inguinal hernia. He is doing well and has th...

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April 24, 2020

George is an elderly man from Uganda who has been struggling with a bilateral inguinal hernia for the past two years. He complains of pain and whenever he coughs, stands for long hours, or strains while on the farm, the pain becomes unbearable.

He had been to a hospital previously, had a scan, and doctors referred to him to Watsi’s Partner Nyakibale Hospital for treatment. He could not come immediately due to limited income. Successful surgery will reduce the pain and chances of complications such as strangulation.

George is a father of fifteen children from his two wives. He owns a small plantation of bananas and coffee from where he earns a small living. With a large family and limited income, distributing the income and leaving some for medical care is tasking for him. He appeals for financial assistance.

Fortunately, on April 25th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund George’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

George says, “I have hopes that maybe when I undergo my surgery, I will be healed from my condition and live once again.”

George is an elderly man from Uganda who has been struggling with a bilateral inguinal hernia for the past two years. He complains of pain a...

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George's Timeline

  • April 24, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    George was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • April 25, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    George received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. 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.

  • April 26, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    George's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 24, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    George's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 10, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    George's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $219 for George's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6

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$1,223raised
$277to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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Su is a 16-year-old girl from Burma. She has three siblings. Su’s mother is a home maker, and her older brother works as a day labourer. Su and her youngest sister are students and this year Su is in grade seven. Her family's combined monthly income is around 200,000 kyat (approx. 200 USD) per month, which is just enough for their daily expenses, but not enough to pay for basic healthcare. When she has free time, Su loves to play football with her friends at school and she likes to be the goalkeeper. She also loves to read books and watch movies. Su plans to continue her studies as soon as she finishes her treatment. Su was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, Su still feels tired, but not as much as before she started taking her medication. When she feels more tired, her breath quickens. Su has stopped attending school since she got sick. Although she wants to go back to school, her mother worries for her as her school is a little far and she normally walks there. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Su. The treatment is scheduled to take place on February 12nd and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably. Su's mother shared, “Su really wants to go to school but I worry that the long walking distance from our house to her school will make her tired and worsen her condition. So, I asked her to stay home for a while until she can get treated.”

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