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Success! Jack from Uganda raised $314 to fund prostate surgery.

Jack
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  • $314 raised, $0 to go
$314
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jack's treatment was fully funded on February 28, 2017.

Photo of Jack post-operation

March 9, 2017

Jack underwent successful prostate surgery.

He recovered in the hospital for five days and is now back home recuperating. He is feeling much better and looking forward to tending his garden again without pain.

“I will tell my neighbors about the Watsi program that has been such a help to me. Perhaps they can get help, too, if they need it,” says Jack. “I hope the Watsi people keep helping others.”

He recovered in the hospital for five days and is now back home recuperating. He is feeling much better and looking forward to tending his g...

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January 4, 2017

Jack is a 74-year-old farmer. He lives in Uganda with his wife, Esther, and their children. He enjoys listening to the news on the radio and socializing.

For five years, Jack has had an enlarged prostate. This condition is painful and makes doing daily chores difficult. He has managed his pain with painkillers.

Jack visited our medical partner’s hospital, Bwindi Community Hospital, where doctors advised him to have his prostate removed. He is scheduled to undergo a prostatectomy surgery on January 9.

Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $314 to fund this surgery. After surgery, Jack will return to his family, free of pain, and continue cultivating coffee, maize, beans, and potatoes.

“I would like to encourage Watsi to keeping welcoming people with hospitality and thank them for their help with my surgery,” says Jack.

Jack is a 74-year-old farmer. He lives in Uganda with his wife, Esther, and their children. He enjoys listening to the news on the radio and...

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Jack's Timeline

  • January 4, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jack was submitted by Barnabas Oyesiga, Communications Officer at The Kellermann Foundation.

  • January 9, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jack received treatment at Bwindi Community 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.

  • January 12, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jack's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 28, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jack's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 9, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jack's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Prostatectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $314 for Jack's treatment
Hospital Fees
$162
Medical Staff
$34
Medication
$23
Supplies
$68
Labs
$27

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