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Success! Bwambale from Uganda raised $185 to treat a swelling in his scrotum.

Bwambale
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  • $185 raised, $0 to go
$185
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Bwambale's treatment was fully funded on November 17, 2016.

Photo of Bwambale post-operation

November 21, 2016

Bwambale successfully received hernia repair surgery.

Bwambale is doing great and his surgery was a success. He is currently at home resting with his family, and already feeling so much better. He has shared that he feels much less pain now and is more calm and peaceful. Now that his hernia has been repaired, he is no longer at risk of intestinal incarceration, obstruction, or strangulation.

“I have no pain; I am only feeling a little dizzy,” shares Bwambale. “Thank you so much for paying for my surgery. I never knew I would get surgery. I cannot thank you enough.”

Bwambale is doing great and his surgery was a success. He is currently at home resting with his family, and already feeling so much better. ...

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August 22, 2016

Bwambale is a single man from Uganda. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF) shares, “He learned mechanics on the job. However, jobs for people like him are scarce because clients look for professionals. He likes eating fish with cassava bread.”

AMHF continues, “Bwambale developed a swelling in his right scrotal when he was 11 years old. He told his father about it but he didn’t act. Bwambale started using herbs but the swelling didn’t go away. He visited a hospital when he was 17 years old and the doctor told him that he had a hernia that was still small.”

Now 23 years old, Bwambale is in pain from the hydrocele, an accumulation of fluid in the scrotum. AMHF explains, “He never went back to hospital because he didn’t have money.”

“I have lived with a swelling that makes me very uncomfortable for twelve years,” Bwambele says.

Surgery to remove the hydrocele is just $185, and will allow Bwambale to live his life free of pain, discomfort and worry about his future.

“After surgery he hopes to work and get money to buy a piece of land and in future build himself a house,” AMHF says.

Bwambale is a single man from Uganda. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF) shares, "He learned mechanics on the...

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Bwambale's Timeline

  • August 22, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 24, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bwambale received treatment at Holy Family Virika Hospital. 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.

  • October 14, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bwambale's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 17, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bwambale's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 21, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bwambale's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Hydrocele Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $185 for Bwambale's treatment
Hospital Fees
$139
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$30
Supplies
$0
Labs
$16

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