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Success! Bitambaki from Uganda raised $230 to fund a hernia repair surgery.

Bitambaki
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Bitambaki's treatment was fully funded on June 15, 2021.

Photo of Bitambaki post-operation

April 8, 2021

Bitambaki underwent a hernia repair surgery.

Bitambaki’s surgery was a success! After being diagnosed with a reducible inguinal hernia, he’s feeling fine and expects to get even better now that he is heading back home. The chances of the hernia becoming strangulated and causing more harm were greatly reduced.

Bitambaki shared, “I appreciate you so much for what you have done for me. I thank you for your support and pray that the good Lord may bless you abundantly in whatever you do so that you continue helping others. For me, I plan to continue with farming.”

Bitambaki's surgery was a success! After being diagnosed with a reducible inguinal hernia, he's feeling fine and expects to get even better ...

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March 8, 2021

Bitambaki is a 75-year-old man and a father of five children. Bitambaki shared with us that he did not proceed past Class 6 in school, as he lost his parents when he was young. Currently, he tends to his small banana and coffee plantation to make ends meet.

For two years, Bitambaki has struggled with a right inguinal hernia which he has been managing with pain medication. He feels pain from the swell especially when he bends or strains his muscles. He also experiences a burning sensation when passing urine. When his pain became more severe, Bitambaki was advised to visit Nyakibale Hospital, where doctors diagnosed him with a hernia and recommended he undergo repair surgery. The surgery would reduce the chances of complications, such as a strangulated hernia. However, he is not able to meet the cost of his care, especially as he has not been working due to his condition. Bitambaki appeals for financial support.

Fortunately, on March 9th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $230 to fund Bitambaki’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently, and return to full mobility without pain.

Bitambaki shared, “I first had a similar swelling on my left side of my inguinal region. After an operation, I was fine. I hope that after this operation, I will have my health restored and can continue with farming.”

Bitambaki is a 75-year-old man and a father of five children. Bitambaki shared with us that he did not proceed past Class 6 in school, as he...

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Bitambaki's Timeline

  • March 8, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 9, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bitambaki 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.

  • March 10, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bitambaki's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bitambaki's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 15, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bitambaki's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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

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