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Success! Katebalirwe from Uganda raised $185 to fund hydrocele repair surgery.

Katebalirwe
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  • $185 raised, $0 to go
$185
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Katebalirwe's treatment was fully funded on July 1, 2018.

Photo of Katebalirwe post-operation

May 30, 2018

Katebalirwe underwent hydrocele repair surgery.

Katebalirwe’s hydrocele repair was a success. He is no longer feeling discomfort and pain.

Katebalirwe’s hydrocele repair was a success. He is no longer feeling discomfort and pain....

May 8, 2018

Katebalirwe is a farmer from Uganda. He is married and a father of five children.

For many years, Katebalirwe has had a hydrocele, which is a swelling in a sensitive area. This condition causes him discomfort and pain and is affecting his ability to work. Fortunately, on May 9, he will undergo hydrocele repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $185 to fund Katebalirwe’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

He says, “After surgery I will continue with farming.”

Katebalirwe is a farmer from Uganda. He is married and a father of five children. For many years, Katebalirwe has had a hydrocele, which ...

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Katebalirwe's Timeline

  • May 8, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 9, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Katebalirwe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 10, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Katebalirwe received treatment at Holy Family Virika Hospital 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 30, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Katebalirwe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 1, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Katebalirwe's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Hydrocele Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $185 for Katebalirwe's treatment
Hospital Fees
$139
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$30
Supplies
$0
Labs
$16

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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