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Semei is a loving family man from Uganda who needs $230 to fund hernia repair surgery.

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August 3, 2022

Semei is a humble and understanding 54-year-old family man from Uganda. He has two sons who are teachers, four daughter who are married, and two children who are still in school. Semei works as a small-scale farmer to support his family. He loves grazing goats and listening to the radio.

For three years, Semei has dealt with a left indirect inguinal hernia. The hernia causes him to experience severe pain, difficulty walking, and other troubling symptoms. The doctors were concerned that the hernia worsened, causing intestinal obstruction. However, a scan revealed that it fortunately has not reached that level. On August 4th, Semei will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund his surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Semei says “I couldn’t have risked staying with this pain all along. It’s only that I have always been limited financially. I appeal for your support to make my surgery possible.”

Semei is a humble and understanding 54-year-old family man from Uganda. He has two sons who are teachers, four daughter who are married, and...

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Semei's Timeline

  • August 3, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Semei was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 4, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Semei was scheduled to receive 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.

  • August 4, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Semei's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Semei is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Semei's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

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Funded by 1 donor

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Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $230 for Semei's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6
Other
$11

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Leon

Leon is a young boy from Kenya. When he was born in 2019, he was diagnosed with bilateral cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. His parents did not know what to do and didn't know where to turn for help. In 2020, his mother told some friends about Leon’s condition. They advised her to take him to a nearby hospital where he was examined, and a scan was recommended. They did not have money for the scan and had not sought any medical intervention since then. Recently, his mother told another friend who, upon learning about Leon’s condition, referred them to our medical partner's care center BethanyKids. On arrival, Leon was examined and scheduled for surgery. Leon is the first born in a family of two children. He lives with his mother who does jobs like pruning coffee, doing laundry for people, and plowing farms to provide for their family. Leon's brother is a newborn, and his mother is taking time off work to take care of him. She is now relying on Leon’s grandfather to temporarily support the family. If left untreated, Leon has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Fortunately, Leon will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). He is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on October 28th. AMHF is requesting $646 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Leon’s grandfather says, “I really want to help my grandchild so that he can have a good future like the other children.”

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$80raised
$566to go

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