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

Zirihihi
100%
  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Zirihihi's treatment was fully funded on March 14, 2021.
July 8, 2021

Zirihihi is undergoing other treatment before his surgery can take place.

Our Medical Partner just shared that Zirihihi has been undergoing treatment at the national hospital in Uganda for the past four months. The medical team would like him to complete that treatment before his hernia surgery moves forward and asked our Watsi community to support another patient in need of surgery right now.

Our Medical Partner just shared that Zirihihi has been undergoing treatment at the national hospital in Uganda for the past four months. The...

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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.

  • January 5, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Zirihihi was scheduled to receive 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.

  • January 6, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zirihihi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 8, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Zirihihi is no longer raising funds.

  • July 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Zirihihi's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

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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Mary

Mary is a quiet and hardworking farmer. Mary and her husband plant maize on their one-acre farm and have four children aged between 33 and 24 years old. Their family is having a hard time financially due to the high bills needed to cater for their grandmother's hospital bills and she undergoes chemotherapy for breast cancer. Her children do not have sustainable jobs and are unable to pay for the treatment that Mary now needs. One evening, while Mary was listening to the radio , she heard about a medical camp that was organized by our medical partner's Kapsowar Mission Hospital in their area. She decided to seek medical advice from the doctors. After being seen, the doctors diagnosed her with a multinodular goiter that needed to be removed surgically. Before Mary sought medical care, she resorted to herbal medicine as she could not afford to go to a hospital. Years later, her condition did not improve and her general well-being has not been getting any better. She's become weak and cannot perform her daily duties of farming and house chores. Mary is unable to raise money for her surgery and is seeking financial assistance to get the surgery and lead a normal and painless life. Mary has had a long journey with her condition. In 2008, Mary began to experience troubling symptoms, including a mass on the neck, rapid heartbeat, increased sensitivity to heat and sweating. She visited the nearest healthcare facility where there were no diagnoses made. They advised her to go to a better facility for further investigations. But still many years later she hasn't been able to undergo the treatment she needs to heal. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Mary receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on November 17th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $936, and she and her family need help raising money. Mary says, “I want this mass to be removed for two reasons; so that I can continue with my daily chores and also, for my community to learn from my experience that herbalists cannot cure and should seek medical care at a hospital.”

68% funded

68%funded
$643raised
$293to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Mary

Mary is a quiet and hardworking farmer. Mary and her husband plant maize on their one-acre farm and have four children aged between 33 and 24 years old. Their family is having a hard time financially due to the high bills needed to cater for their grandmother's hospital bills and she undergoes chemotherapy for breast cancer. Her children do not have sustainable jobs and are unable to pay for the treatment that Mary now needs. One evening, while Mary was listening to the radio , she heard about a medical camp that was organized by our medical partner's Kapsowar Mission Hospital in their area. She decided to seek medical advice from the doctors. After being seen, the doctors diagnosed her with a multinodular goiter that needed to be removed surgically. Before Mary sought medical care, she resorted to herbal medicine as she could not afford to go to a hospital. Years later, her condition did not improve and her general well-being has not been getting any better. She's become weak and cannot perform her daily duties of farming and house chores. Mary is unable to raise money for her surgery and is seeking financial assistance to get the surgery and lead a normal and painless life. Mary has had a long journey with her condition. In 2008, Mary began to experience troubling symptoms, including a mass on the neck, rapid heartbeat, increased sensitivity to heat and sweating. She visited the nearest healthcare facility where there were no diagnoses made. They advised her to go to a better facility for further investigations. But still many years later she hasn't been able to undergo the treatment she needs to heal. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Mary receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on November 17th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $936, and she and her family need help raising money. Mary says, “I want this mass to be removed for two reasons; so that I can continue with my daily chores and also, for my community to learn from my experience that herbalists cannot cure and should seek medical care at a hospital.”

68% funded

68%funded
$643raised
$293to go