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Success! Karwemera from Uganda raised $219 to fund hernia repair surgery.

Karwemera
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  • $219 raised, $0 to go
$219
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Karwemera's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2017.

Photo of Karwemera post-operation

August 23, 2017

Karwemera underwent hernia repair surgery.

Karwemera had a herniorrhaphy, and it was successful. He no longer feels pain. After recovery, Karwemera will have improved work performance and quality of life and reduced risk of having a strangulated hernia.

Karwemera says, “Thank you very much for paying for my surgery, which I would not afford on my own. May God reward you abundantly. I hope to continue with farming for the betterment of my family.”

Karwemera had a herniorrhaphy, and it was successful. He no longer feels pain. After recovery, Karwemera will have improved work performance...

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June 23, 2017

Karwemera is a 68-year-old married man from Uganda. He and his wife have 11 children and work as small-scale farmers in order to pay for school fees and family necessities. The recent drought has unfortunately affected crop yields and has placed financial strain upon Karwemera’s family.

For a long period of time, Karwemera has had an occasional swelling in his right inguinal region that was recently diagnosed as an inguinal hernia. Hernia repair surgery is needed in order to reduce Karwemera’s pain and minimize the risk of an obstructed hernia developing. In the case of such a life-threatening hernia, the blood supply to Karwemera’s intestines and surrounding tissues could be completely cut off.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to cover the cost of Karwemera’s surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 27 and, once completed, will hopefully relieve Karwemera of his symptoms and of the danger of his condition worsening.

“Thank you very much for helping me because I could not afford to pay for the surgery. I hope to continue farming after surgery,” says Karwemera

Karwemera is a 68-year-old married man from Uganda. He and his wife have 11 children and work as small-scale farmers in order to pay for sch...

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Karwemera's Timeline

  • June 23, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Karwemera was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • June 27, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Karwemera 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.

  • July 13, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Karwemera's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 23, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Karwemera's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 28, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Karwemera's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $219 for Karwemera's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6

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U Chit

U Chit is a 55-year-old man from Myawaddy Township, Karen State, Burma. He divorced his wife seven years ago and has two daughters and three sons. His youngest daughter lives with his ex-wife in Yangon and their other children live in Myawaddy Township. In March 2019, he entered into monkhood. Now, he receives alms from laypeople and from his children. In February 2019, U Chit began to experience back pain and a burning sensation when urinating. To treat his symptoms, he bought medication from a nearby pharmacy. However, after taking the medicine, he did not feel any better. He later went to a local clinic where he received more medication for his symptoms. They suggested that he go to Myawadday Hospital to receive an ultrasound scan. However, he did not go to the hospital because he did not think he would be able to pay for the cost of the scan. Instead, he continued taking the medicine that the doctor had prescribed. Unfortunately, his pain when urinating did not get better. Finally, U Chit decided to visit Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), where he got his hernia treated four years ago, to seek treatment. U Chit arrived at MTC on April 24th, 2019, where an ultrasound scan revealed that he had a bladder stone. The next day, he was sent to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) where he received an injection and oral medication. On May 16th, 2019, he received an Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) test for further investigation. After the IVP test, the doctor told him that he requires surgery and is scheduled for 20th November 2019. Currently, U Chit experiences back pain and he continues to feel a burning sensation when urinating. Aside from his concerns about his condition, he is worried about financial problems because he is a monk and does not have a regular income. U Chit likes reading Buddhist texts and newspapers in his free time. He said, “I want to cure my condition as soon as possible and I would like to focus on religious activities. After I am cured, I also would like to help find treatment for my daughter who has suffered from a stroke.”

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$220to go

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