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

Arinda
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  • $219 raised, $0 to go
$219
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Arinda's treatment was fully funded on November 30, 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 the hernia twisting or blocking.

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...

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November 23, 2018

Arinda is a student from Uganda. He is a senior in high school.

For about seven months, Arinda has had a left inguinal hernia. This causes him difficulty and pain. Fortunately, on November 27, 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 Arinda’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Arinda says, “I am hopeful that I will be fine after the surgery and I continue with my studies to earn a good living in future.”

Arinda is a student from Uganda. He is a senior in high school. For about seven months, Arinda has had a left inguinal hernia. This caus...

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Arinda's Timeline

  • November 23, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 23, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Arinda's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 27, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Arinda 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.

  • November 30, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Arinda's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 04, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Arinda's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

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

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Myo

Myo is a 16-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents and four brothers in northern Rakhine State. Myo is a student in grade nine and his four brothers also go to school. However, they have been unable to study since the Covid-19 pandemic shut all schools. Myo’s parents are day laborers, and their family's combined income is just enough to cover their daily expenses since Myo and his brothers’ schooling is free. To survive with limited income, they forage for vegetables and fish. If they fall ill, they use traditional medicine, which is more affordable then going to a clinic or a hospital. Myo was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, which is 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, Myo cannot walk long distances or climb stairs because of his tiredness. Sometimes, he cannot breathe very well. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Myo. The treatment is scheduled to take place on February 7th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. Myo shared, “I am worried about my health and I feel sorry for my parents. Because of my health problems, my father had to work more days to earn more money. Also, my mother cannot work because she accompanies me and has to take care of me. I hope my school will reopen soon so that I can go back to school. One day I hope that I can become a teacher. I want to teach because there are not enough teachers in my village.”

67% funded

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$1,006raised
$494to go

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