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Turyasingura from Uganda raised $139 to fund hydrocele treatment.

Turyasingura
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  • $139 raised, $0 to go
$139
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Turyasingura's treatment was fully funded on August 24, 2020.

Photo of Turyasingura post-operation

June 17, 2020

Turyasingura underwent hydrocele treatment.

Turyasingura’s treatment was successful! His doctors were able to treat his hydrocele, or swelling in a sensitive area due to the accumulation of fluid. His swelling is now resolving and he is feeling much better. Now, he will be able to live a happier life and be able to go to school. His mom shared that last year he missed his promotional exams because he was in pain and consequently could not move to the second grade. But Turyasingura will now be able to live more confidently and comfortably, just like any other young child his age.

Turyasingura’s father shares, “I thank God, who I rely on, to have cared for my son because I was not aware that such support could be rendered to him. Thanks, Watsi for supporting my son. May you keep the spirit. I hope that when he is better, he can continue studying and have a good future because he is brilliant.”

Turyasingura's treatment was successful! His doctors were able to treat his hydrocele, or swelling in a sensitive area due to the accumulati...

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April 6, 2020

Turyasingura is a 7-year-old child from Uganda. He is the forth born in a family of four siblings and all are still in school, except the youngest. Turyasingura studies at Kahoko Primary School and is currently in primary class one. His mother says had it not been his condition, he would have currently been in primary two but because of his condition, he missed promotional examinations last year because of the pain he had. His mother earns a living through practicing small-scale farming while his father works as a carpenter.

Since his birth, Turyasingura has had a hydrocele, which is a swelling in a sensitive area. This causes him pain and discomfort. Fortunately, on April 7th, he will undergo hydrocele repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $139 to fund Turyasingura’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Turasingura’s mother says: “I hope that my boy will be fine after his surgery.”

Turyasingura is a 7-year-old child from Uganda. He is the forth born in a family of four siblings and all are still in school, except the yo...

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Turyasingura's Timeline

  • April 6, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 07, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Turyasingura received 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.

  • April 07, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Turyasingura's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Turyasingura. Read the update.

  • August 24, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Turyasingura's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Hydrocele Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $139 for Turyasingura's treatment
Hospital Fees
$96
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$2
Supplies
$27
Labs
$14

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Ezekiel

Ezekiel is a 7-month-old baby from Tanzania. His parents are both subsistence farmers and they keep a few goats. They depend on their small harvests to meet their day-to-day basic needs. Ezekiel was born at a hospital, a healthy happy baby, but when Ezekiel reached one month old he started crying most nights, was taken to a local near by hospital and was immediately referred to a regional referral hospital where this stayed for three weeks on antibiotics and seizure control medications. Their family was then referred to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center ALMC for further neurological consultation. At ALMC they were told that Ezekiel has a brain abscess that needs draining immediately, but Ezekiel’s parents could not afford surgery. They had already sold their land as they were being moved from hospital to hospital and on medication and tests done to diagnose him. Watsi's partner ALMC-The Plaster House paid for Ezekiel’s first emergency surgery and he healed well and was discharged home. A few weeks later Ezekiel started crying a lot, vomiting and experiencing seizures. Ezekiel’s mother rushed him to a near by local dispensary where they were told he needed to be seen by specialist doctors for further investigations. She brought him back to ALMC and he was diagnosed with acquired hydrocephalus, which is a result of inflammation of the ventricles in the brain secondary to the infection he had. This caused him to have obstructive hydrocephalus. Through Watsi donors support, he was able to have hydrocephalus surgery of ETV, which helped save him from having headaches, vomiting, and seizures that could have resulted in death. His earlier treatment relieved the built up pressure on Ezekiel’s brain and prevented further brain damage. But now the ETV surgery need to be supplemented. He was rushed to hospital and has been schedule to have a VPS shunt insertion. Ezekiel has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. Without treatment, Ezekiel will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $765 to cover the cost of surgery for Ezekiel that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 26th and will drain the excess fluid from Ezekiel's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Ezekiel will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy. Ezekiel’s mother says, “All I wish is to see my son well and not going through all this suffering and pain he is going through. Please help my son.”

72% funded

72%funded
$558raised
$207to go

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