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

Zirihihi
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Zirihihi's treatment was fully funded on March 14, 2021.
January 4, 2021

Zirihihi is a farmer and married with four wives, and a father to twenty six children. Of his eleven sons and fifteen daughters, he shared that so far four of his sons and two of his daughters are still in school. All the others are married and are small scale farmers too. Zirihihi studied and completed primary seven in school, at first working as a primary school teacher, and later becoming a farmer. He has a banana plantation and brews homemade alcohol locally called “warage” in order to support his family.

For the last five years, Zirihihi has had an inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him pain and discomfort. Fortunately, on January 5th, 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 Zirihihi’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently, and better able to take care of his family.

Zarihihi shared, “I hope to feel better once my surgery is done and hope to continue with farming.”

Zirihihi is a farmer and married with four wives, and a father to twenty six children. Of his eleven sons and fifteen daughters, he shared t...

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Zirihihi's Timeline

  • January 4, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Zirihihi was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • January 5, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Zirihihi was scheduled to receive treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. 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 6, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zirihihi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 14, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zirihihi's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Zirihihi's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

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

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Victor

Victor is a student and the oldest of six in his family who live together in a grass thatched house. His parents are farmers in the village, and they grow maize and beans for their family’s upkeep. Victor was born with a complete absence of fingers on his left hand, which has forced him to learn how to do all tasks with his right hand including cooking and laundry. On March 11th, 2021, eighteen-year-old Victor was injured in a motorcycle road traffic accident. He was a passenger when the motorcycle slid on mud and fell. He sustained an injury on his lower leg, and his leg was placed in a cast shortly after the accident. A few weeks later, his condition worsened and his wounds started having signs of infection. His parents brought him to the hospital, where doctors conducted an X-ray which revealed a left tibia-fibula fracture. Victor is in pain and unable to walk. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On March 25th, Victor will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After healing, Victor will be able to walk again and engage in his normal activities. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,014 to fund this procedure and his family has been able to contribute $100. Victor is a diligent student, and he scheduled his surgery to begin after he sits for his final exams. He says, “I would have wished to undergo the surgery as soon as possible but I am sitting for my exams this coming week. My prayer is that I won’t be in so much pain so that I can sit for my exams comfortably.” Victor’s mother is appealing to anyone reading his son's story to help her raise money for a successful surgery.

75% funded

75%funded
$764raised
$250to go

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