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Success! Akandwanaho from Uganda raised $185 to fund hydrocele repair surgery.

Akandwanaho
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  • $185 raised, $0 to go
$185
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Akandwanaho's treatment was fully funded on December 11, 2017.

Photo of Akandwanaho post-operation

September 22, 2017

Akandwanaho underwent hydrocele repair surgery.

Akandwanaho’s hydrocele repair was a success. He is no longer at risk of continued pain and discomfort. After recovery Akandwanaho will be able to walk to school without pain.

He says, “I am now feeling OK. I can now walk well.”

Akandwanaho’s hydrocele repair was a success. He is no longer at risk of continued pain and discomfort. After recovery Akandwanaho will be a...

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August 14, 2017

“My son has suffered with this condition his whole life,” shares Akandwanaho’s mother, a woman from Uganda. “He needs help, but I am unable to pay for his surgery.”

Akandwanaho was born with a hydrocele, or excess buildup of fluid around one of his testicles. Although this issue often resolves on its own within a year, Akandwanaho is now five years old, and the swelling has only increased in size. He has also begun to feel pain when he walks to nursery school, which concerns his mother greatly.

She shared her worries with her neighbor, who is a nurse at our medical partner’s care center, Virika Hospital. The neighbor told Akandwanaho’s mother about the subsidized treatment that that center provides via Watsi. She was relieved to hear she might be able to get treatment for her son even though she normally could not afford it.

When we raise $185, we can pay for the surgery that will remove Akandwanaho’s uncomfortable swelling on August 16. This fundraising goal will also cover the boy’s medications and three-day hospital stay.

Although he is still young, Akandwanaho already has big dreams—he wants to study hard and become a police officer one day. Let’s make sure he has the chance to pursue that dream in good health.

“My son has suffered with this condition his whole life,” shares Akandwanaho’s mother, a woman from Uganda. “He needs help, but I am unable ...

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Akandwanaho's Timeline

  • August 14, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 16, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Akandwanaho received treatment at Holy Family Virika Hospital.

  • August 29, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Akandwanaho's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 22, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Akandwanaho's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 11, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Akandwanaho's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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

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