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Success! Emmanuel from Uganda raised $230 to fund hernia surgery so he can live pain-free.

Emmanuel
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Emmanuel's treatment was fully funded on July 7, 2022.

Photo of Emmanuel post-operation

July 19, 2022

Emmanuel underwent hernia surgery so he can live pain-free.

Emmanuel had a successful hernia repair surgery at Nyakibale Hospital. He recovered well from anaesthesia and was discharged home in good health. He’s glad to be rid of his lower abdominal pain and swelling and is grateful for the support offered to him.

Emmanuel had a big smile as he shared, “I really thank you so much for having saved my life, I was really passing through a hard time due to ill health and I hope to get much better and continue with farming to sustain my family.”

Emmanuel had a successful hernia repair surgery at Nyakibale Hospital. He recovered well from anaesthesia and was discharged home in good he...

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June 6, 2022

Emmanuel is a 52-year-old driver and the father of three children, all of whom work as farmers. Emmanuel works as a personal driver once a week, earning wages according to the amount of time he spends driving. He shared that given the limited number of hours that he works, he doesn’t earn enough to meet his family’s needs.

Emmanuel developed a right inguinal hernia about a year ago, and due to the pain and to the risk of the hernia becoming strangulated, he can no longer drive.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help Emmanuel. On June 7th, he is scheduled for hernia repair surgery at Karoli Lwanga Hospital in Nyakibale. AMH is requesting $230 to fund this procedure, which will enable Emmanuel to return to a life without pain, and to resume his work as a driver.

Emmanuel says: “It is quite painful to suffer without any hope of having treatment. I cry out to you, I beg for your support to restore my health so that I can work hard to sustain my family.”

Emmanuel is a 52-year-old driver and the father of three children, all of whom work as farmers. Emmanuel works as a personal driver once a w...

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Emmanuel's Timeline

  • June 6, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 7, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Emmanuel 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.

  • June 9, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Emmanuel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 7, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Emmanuel's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 19, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Emmanuel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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

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