Success! Arinda from Uganda raised $219 to fund hernia surgery.

to go
Fully funded
Arinda's treatment was fully funded on November 30, 2018.
  • Arinda's story
  • Arinda's update
November 23, 2018

Photo of Arinda post-operation

December 4, 2018

Arinda underwent hernia surgery.

His hernia treatment was successful. He will no longer experience pain and will have improved quality of life. He is no longer at risk of th...

Read more

Arinda's Timeline

  • November 23, 2018

    Arinda was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 23, 2018

    Arinda's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 27, 2018

    Arinda 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.

  • November 30, 2018

    Arinda's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 4, 2018

    Arinda's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Nicholas is a 40-year-old from Kenya and a dad to two daughters. Nicholas works a variety of labor jobs, and his wife is a homemaker. They also have a small piece of land where they plant maize. Their oldest daughter is in high school, while their youngest is in primary school. Nicolas was recently injured while working with a team preparing animal feeds. He was carrying a hay machine when one of the screws broke, causing Nicolas to receive a deep cut on his left hand and a broken radius (wrist). He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where the wound was sutured and dressed, and Nicolas returned home with an arm sling and medication to help with the pain. When he returned a few days later, the doctors confirmed that he needs an implant to stabilize the fracture. As this facility does not have a surgeon, Nicolas visited our medical partner’s care center for further treatment. The medical team stabilized the fracture with a splint and arm sling. Nicholas also spoke with the orthopedic surgeon, who told him that he must undergo surgery to align the broken bone. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. After the swelling subsides, Nicholas will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation, on February 27th. This procedure will relieve his pain and allow his fracture to heal properly so he can return to work and care for his family. AMH is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Nicholas said: “I have always worked hard in order to ensure that my family doesn’t lack. My hand is now injured, and I cannot work to earn a living. It is sad, but I am grateful to God for the gift of life. Kindly help me so that I may continue providing for my family.”

$161to go