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Success! Yahaya from Uganda raised $185 to treat scrotal pain and swelling.

Yahaya
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  • $185 raised, $0 to go
$185
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Yahaya's treatment was fully funded on October 24, 2016.

Photo of Yahaya post-operation

October 26, 2016

Yahaya can walk without pain.

Yahaya received a successful hydrocele repair. He will no longer experience pain and discomfort. After he recovers fully, Yahaya should be able to do any work comfortably. Perhaps he will continue his plans to start his own business!

“I feel better,” says Yahaya. “After recovery, I will be able to lift items. I thank God who created everyone who has helped me. Thank you very much. Please keep up the spirit. God reward you abundantly.”

Yahaya received a successful hydrocele repair. He will no longer experience pain and discomfort. After he recovers fully, Yahaya should be a...

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August 23, 2016

Yahaya is a 28-year-old husband and father of two boys who lives in Uganda. He has a great sense of humor, and he is happiest when he is with his wife and children.

Yahaya started feeling pain and swelling in his left scrotum that makes him very uncomfortable, especially when walking. He also feels pain when he touches the swelling.

The pain and swelling are due to a hydrocele, a sac of watery fluid around one or both testicles that causes swelling in the scrotum or groin. The fluid comes from the abdomen and travels along the same paths that the testes follow when they descend into the scrotum before or shortly after birth. Hydroceles occur at any age, and their cause is generally unknown.

Yahaya visited a government hospital where he was referred to Holy Family Virika Hospital for surgery. However, Yahaya did not go to Virika because he was unable to pay for his treatment.

For $185, Yahaya will undergo a hydrocele repair to decrease the scrotal swelling. Funding also covers the cost of a three-night hospital stay, an ultrasound scan, and medicine to prevent infection.

Yahaya looks forward to a successful operation and a promising future. “I plan to start a business so that I can settle with my family,” he shares.

Yahaya is a 28-year-old husband and father of two boys who lives in Uganda. He has a great sense of humor, and he is happiest when he is wit...

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Yahaya's Timeline

  • August 23, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 24, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yahaya 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.

  • September 19, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yahaya's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 24, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yahaya's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 26, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yahaya's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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

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76% funded

76%funded
$1,152raised
$348to go

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