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

Atalemwa
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  • $185 raised, $0 to go
$185
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Atalemwa's treatment was fully funded on September 14, 2017.

Photo of Atalemwa post-operation

August 7, 2017

Atalemwa underwent hydrocele repair.

Atalemwa’s hydrocele repair was a success. He is no longer at risk of continued pain and discomfort. After recovery he will be able go to school.

His aunt says, “I am hopeful that he is going to be fine. After recovery I will have peace of mind and continue with farming. I am very grateful and appreciative to Watsi. I have nothing to give in return. God bless you.”

Atalemwa’s hydrocele repair was a success. He is no longer at risk of continued pain and discomfort. After recovery he will be able go to sc...

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June 15, 2017

Atalemwa is an eight-year-old from Uganda. He’s in the second grade and a diligent student. When he grows up, Atalemwa dreams of becoming a doctor.

He and his younger sister lost their mother in a traffic accident five years ago. Their father is a farmer, but since he works long days to support the family, Atalemwa and his sister often stay with their aunt.

Atalemwa began developing a swelling in his scrotum when he was an infant. After a few years, his father took him to a local hospital, where he was diagnosed with right hydrocele—a sac of fluid surrounding his right testicle. The doctor advised Atalemwa’s father to hold off on surgery until Atalemwa was at least seven years old. Unfortunately now that he’s old enough, his father can’t afford the cost.

Earlier this year, a neighbor had received funding from Watsi for a surgery. While at the hospital, he saw several children Atalemwa’s age who were also receiving financial assistance for their treatments. When he returned home, he encouraged Atalemwa’s father and aunt to connect with Watsi for help.

On June 21, Atalemwa will receive hydrocele repair surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $185 to fund the procedure.

Atalemwa’s family is grateful to Watsi for enabling Atalemwa to receive the treatment he needs to grow up healthy and happy.

“My nephew will no long have sleepless nights. He won’t be in pain anymore,” says his aunt.

Atalemwa is an eight-year-old from Uganda. He's in the second grade and a diligent student. When he grows up, Atalemwa dreams of becoming a ...

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Atalemwa's Timeline

  • June 15, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 21, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Atalemwa 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.

  • July 19, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Atalemwa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 7, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Atalemwa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 14, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Atalemwa's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 3 donors

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Funded by 3 donors

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

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