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Success! Jimu from Malawi raised $302 to fund hydrocele repair surgery.

Jimu
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  • $302 raised, $0 to go
$302
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jimu's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.
October 30, 2017

Jimu underwent hydrocele repair surgery.

Jimu had a successful and uncomplicated hydrocelectomy and he and his family are thrilled with his positive outcome. Jimu feels not only healthier, but he is relieved to finally have this problem behind him so he can go back to farming and enjoying life.

He says, “Watsi is doing great work here. I had no money to pay and I would have never been able to afford this operation on my own.”

Jimu had a successful and uncomplicated hydrocelectomy and he and his family are thrilled with his positive outcome. Jimu feels not only hea...

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September 25, 2017

Jimu is a farmer from Malawi. Jimu lives with his wife, and they run a small farm. He also makes mats to sell to supplement the family income. In his free time, he likes to spend time playing with his grandchildren.

Since May 2017, Jimu has had a hydrocele, which is a swelling in a sensitive area. This hydrocele makes working painful and difficult. Fortunately, on September 26, he will undergo hydrocele repair surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $302 to fund Jimu’s surgery. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and six nights of hospital stay. Jimu is thrilled that he will get his operation.

He says, “Thank you for this support.”

Jimu is a farmer from Malawi. Jimu lives with his wife, and they run a small farm. He also makes mats to sell to supplement the family incom...

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Jimu's Timeline

  • September 25, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jimu was submitted by Alison Corbit, Project Coordinator at World Altering Medicine, our medical partner in Malawi.

  • September 25, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jimu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 26, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jimu received treatment at Nkhoma Hospital. 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.

  • October 30, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jimu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jimu's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Hydrocele
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $302 for Jimu's treatment
Hospital Fees
$196
Medical Staff
$32
Medication
$64
Supplies
$0
Travel
$7
Labs
$3
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients will experience scrotal swelling, pain, and discomfort.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients will experience discomfort, pain, and shame. They may be unable to farm or do other work.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

There is no regional significance to this condition.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Usually, treatment starts with pain medication only. If the condition sees no improvement, the patient will be referred for more specialized care, which can be provided at our medical partner's care center, Nkhoma Hospital.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The patient will experience immediate improvement of the swelling and less pain.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

As with most surgeries, there is risk to undergoing anesthesia. There are also minor risks of infection or bleeding.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

The nearest alternative hospital is 50 kilometers away. Because a hydrocele is not seen as an emergency condition, patients may experience long delays or have their surgeries postponed. This process can take several weeks or even months.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Painkillers can provide temporary relief, but they will not treat the swelling.

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