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Success! Abaho from Uganda raised $241 to fund hernia surgery.

Abaho
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  • $241 raised, $0 to go
$241
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Abaho's treatment was fully funded on September 16, 2020.

Photo of Abaho post-operation

July 2, 2020

Abaho underwent hernia surgery.

Abaho underwent a successful hernorrhaphy treatment for his supraumbilical hernia. The mother reports a big improvement after her son’s surgery. Abaho can now play with others and is feeling happier. He will have a better quality of life after fully recovering.

Abaho’s mother shared, “I did not know if my son would be relieved of this burden but I thank God who has sent me a way to have the health of my son restored. May you continue to help others. I hope that my son will be able to continue playing football and return to school.”

Abaho underwent a successful hernorrhaphy treatment for his supraumbilical hernia. The mother reports a big improvement after her son’s surg...

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May 11, 2020

Abaho is a 9-year-old student from Uganda. He is the middle child in a family of three children. He and his elder brother are in primary school while his younger sister is still too young for school and is still breastfeeding. Abaho’s father is a mechanic while his mother was a tailor. The family lives in a single-roomed rental house.

Since two years ago, Abaho has had an umbilical hernia. This causes him abdominal discomfort and pain. Fortunately, on May 12th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $241 to fund Abaho’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Abaho’s mother says: “I hope that my child will be healed once he undergoes his surgery for a good health and continue with his education to have a brighter future.”

Abaho is a 9-year-old student from Uganda. He is the middle child in a family of three children. He and his elder brother are in primary sch...

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Abaho's Timeline

  • May 11, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 12, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abaho 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.

  • May 12, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abaho's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 2, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abaho's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 16, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abaho's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $241 for Abaho's treatment
Hospital Fees
$113
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$108
Labs
$6

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Grace

Grace is a two-month-old baby and the second born in a family of two children. Their family lives in a small rented house in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. Her father is the bread winner of the family but he is not employed formally. He does casual electrical jobs and work is hard to come by. Her mother used to sell clothes before she was expecting her baby. Their family does not have national health insurance coverage and cannot raise the required funds for their daughter’s surgery. Grace has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. Grace was born pre-maturely at Kijabe Hospital and was admitted in the nursery for close monitoring and extra care. After spending two weeks in nursery, she was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. At the time, there was not a neuro surgeon locally who could help and she was not stable enough to be referred to another facility. She has been doing well now, and a shunt surgery is scheduled to happen tomorrow as an urgent surgery to help treat her condition. Without treatment, Grace will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Grace that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 12th and will drain the excess fluid from Grace's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Grace will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Grace’s mother says, “At first I was shocked when I heard about the condition and found it hard for us, but we believe all will be well.”

23% funded

23%funded
$167raised
$553to go

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