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Success! Pamella from Uganda raised $230 to fund hernia surgery.

Pamella
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Pamella's treatment was fully funded on August 18, 2022.

Photo of Pamella post-operation

September 6, 2022

Pamella underwent hernia surgery.

Pamella had a successful herniorrhaphy treatment. She finally will be able to do work that she has not been doing due to the condition in her salon, thus living a better and improved quality of life.

Pamella says, “I’m privileged that my surgery was fully supported. I can now resume to operating my salon as I recover.”

Pamella had a successful herniorrhaphy treatment. She finally will be able to do work that she has not been doing due to the condition in he...

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May 9, 2022

Pamella is a 26-year-old farmer who lives with her husband and child in rural Uganda. When she was young, Pamella dropped out of school because she was unable to cover the necessary fees, and began working in the city. After getting married, she returned to her village, where she enjoys growing crops such as maize, beans and potatoes, which they rely upon to feed their family. Pamella’s husband operates a motorcycle business.

For two years, Pamella has had a supraumbilical hernia. The hernia, which presents as a swelling on her abdominal wall and which can be painful, prevents Pamella from doing the strenuous work necessary for growing her crops. She came to the hospital in nearby Nyakibale, where surgery was recommended. She now needs help to cover the cost of her surgery, which is scheduled for May 10th at the Karoli Lwanga Hospital.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Pamella’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure should allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.

Pamella says: “I can’t wait for the day I will wake up only to find that I am free from this pain.”

Pamella is a 26-year-old farmer who lives with her husband and child in rural Uganda. When she was young, Pamella dropped out of school beca...

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Pamella's Timeline

  • May 9, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 11, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pamella's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 17, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Pamella 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.

  • August 18, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pamella's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 6, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Pamella's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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

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Foster

Foster is a 70-year-old father of nine, from Makwenda Village in Malawi. He lives with his wife and grandchildren. To support his family, he solely depends on farming where he grows maize, groundnuts, and soya beans. Foster is a village headman and he is a member of the Church of African Presbytery. Foster was well until 2020 when he noticed a swelling on the right side of his groin. The swelling was very painful and made passing stool and urine very difficult. The swelling would disappear and reappear after a while, especially when it is cold, and when he coughs or strains himself. Foster decided to seek medical help at a health center in his area where he was referred to Nkhoma Hospital, but at the time surgeries were limited due to the coronavirus pandemic. He was told to come back another time. As the condition persisted, Foster went to seek medical help at Dedza District Hospital where he has been visiting up to now and had been given pain medication. Last week, Foster visited Nkhoma Hospital once again, and he presented that the swelling has now been appearing on both sides. After assessment in the surgical clinic, Foster was diagnosed with Bilateral Inguinal Hernia. The doctor advised that he needs to undergo Hernia Repair surgical procedure and this was scheduled for October 5th. This hernia condition has impacted Foster’s life negatively. Since the condition surfaced, he experiences pain that hinders him from doing his daily activities and he fails to work on his farm. Additionally, he cannot walk a long distance or ride his bike as the swelling appears when he strains himself. Treatment will be a welcome development in Foster’s life. He will be able to work on his farm and continue taking care of his family as he is the sole breadwinner. In addition to that, treatment will prevent Foster from developing complications that a hernia can cause, such as enlargement, incarceration, small bowel obstruction, and strangulation of the hernia, which can be fatal. Foster shared that he does not have enough money to pay for his surgery and other expenses so the medical team referred him to Watsi and our medical partner African Mission healthcare. He has been able to contribute $15 to his care and our medical partner is requesting $500 to cover the cost of Foster's surgery. Foster says, “I was afraid that this condition will start affecting my duties as a village headman, I am thankful that there is hope for me through my donors.”

6% funded

6%funded
$30raised
$470to go

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