Meet another patient

Watsi logo blueWatsi

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

Tukamushaba
100%
  • $219 raised, $0 to go
$219
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tukamushaba's treatment was fully funded on December 21, 2019.

Photo of Tukamushaba post-operation

January 10, 2020

Tukamushaba underwent hernia surgery.

Tukamushaba underwent a successful herniorrhaphy treatment due to an epigastric hernia. She is currently doing well and in good health condition. She will live a better life after full recovery.

Tukamushaba says, “Thanks a lot for supporting my surgery as I would not make it. May you live to make us have good health. I pray that the good Lord may strengthen you and succeed in making us have good health.”

Tukamushaba underwent a successful herniorrhaphy treatment due to an epigastric hernia. She is currently doing well and in good health condi...

Read more
December 8, 2019

Tukamushaba is a peasant farmer from Uganda. She is a 30 year old mother to three children, all still studying. She practices small scale farming to earn livingShe has abdominal pains associated with reducible supra in bilateral swelling for four years now. It worsens on coughing and when carrying out any heavy-duty activities. This has affected her quality of life and if not treated, symptoms may persist.

Tukamushaba had never been to a hospital for medical attention of her condition but when it worsened, she decided to be seen by a doctor. She was examined and diagnosed with epigastric hernia recommending herniorrhaphy as the best treatment to her condition. She couldn’t afford the costs of surgery. She hopes to resume work upon successful surgery.

Fortunately, on December 10th, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Tukamushaba’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.

Tukamushaba says, “I am praying that I may have a successful surgery so as to continue with cultivation effectively.”

Tukamushaba is a peasant farmer from Uganda. She is a 30 year old mother to three children, all still studying. She practices small scale fa...

Read more

Tukamushaba's Timeline

  • December 8, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 10, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tukamushaba 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.

  • December 11, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tukamushaba's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 21, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tukamushaba's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 10, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tukamushaba's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

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

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Khin

Khin lives with his wife and five children along the Thai-Burma border. Khin and his wife work as porters on the river that runs between the Thai-Burma border. They carry items to and from the boats that bring Burma people across to Thailand. However, Khin has been unable to work for the past year, and his wife stopped working in December 2019, when she accompanied Khin to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). His eldest son works at a bicycle shop as a salesman and earns 200 baht (approx. 7 USD) per day. Khin’s other children all go to school. One day in February 2019, Khin was playing football with his friends. During the game, Khin went to hit the ball with the inside of his right foot. However, someone from the opponent team accidentally kicked him above his right ankle when they tried to take the ball away from him. Right away, Khin’s leg hurt and he was unable to continue with the game. His friend brought him back home. For the next two months, Khin sought help from a traditional masseuse and a traditional healer. When neither treatments helped, he sought help from a health worker. There, he received an injection into his right leg, close to his injury. Khin said, “As soon as I received the injection, I felt better but it did not last for a long time and the pain returned.” He returned twice more and each time he received another injection that at first helped reduce the pain. One day, Khin heard about a traditional healer from a friend. When he went to see them, the traditional healer applied a bandage with herbs to his injured leg and provided him with instructions on how to reapply the bandage at home. Afterward, whenever Khin applied the bandage with herbs, he felt better so he continued to reapply it for the next six months. Khin thought his leg would finally heal, but after using the bandage for six months, he noticed that the area around his ankle and his right foot had become swollen, and that there was pus from sores on his ankle and the sole of his foot. A friend told him about a charitable clinic called MTC right across the border in Mae Sot, Thailand. Khin decided to seek help there, so accompanied by his wife, they arrived at MTC on the 1st of December 2019. He was admitted right away and he received oral medication, injections and had his leg dressed and changed daily. Every 10 days, he also had the pus in his injured leg drained. During the first week of January 2020, MTC brought Khin to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further treatment. There, he received blood tests and an X-ray before the doctor told him that he needs to receive surgery which would cost him around 30,000 baht (approx. 1,000 USD). However, Khin was unable to pay for surgery. Once Khin was brought back to MTC, the medic saw that he had been diagnosed with chronic osteomyelitis, a severe infection of his bone, and referred him to Watsi Partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) for assistance in accessing further treatment. BCMF connected him to Mawlamyine Christine Leprosy Hospital (MCLH) in Burma. After the doctor reviewed his medical records, the doctor recommended an amputation of his right leg below the knee. Currently, Khin suffers from a lot of pain in his right leg at night and he is not able to sleep. During the day however, the pain lessens if he does not walk long distances. He also needs to use crutches to get around. Khin said, “I would like to feel better as soon as possible so that I can go back to work to support my family and so that we can pay back our loan.”

23% funded

23%funded
$358raised
$1,142to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.