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

Tukahirwa
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  • $219 raised, $0 to go
$219
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tukahirwa's treatment was fully funded on June 25, 2018.

Photo of Tukahirwa post-operation

May 3, 2018

Tukahirwa underwent hernia repair surgery.

Her hernia treatment was successful. She will no longer experience pain and will have improved quality of life. She is no longer at risk of the hernia twisting or blocking.

Tukahirwa says, “Thanks Watsi for your support given to me. I hope to continue with cultivation when fully recovered and care for my family.”

Her hernia treatment was successful. She will no longer experience pain and will have improved quality of life. She is no longer at risk of ...

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April 9, 2018

Tukahirwa is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. Her husband passed away in 2000, leaving her with two children.

For three years, Tukahirwa has had a bilateral inguinal hernia. This hernia causes her pain and discomfort. If not treated, it may result in intestinal tissue damage and blocking. Fortunately, on April 10, 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 Tukahirwa’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.

Tukahirwa says, “I hope to get a better lifestyle after surgery and continue with cultivation.”

Tukahirwa is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. Her husband passed away in 2000, leaving her with two children. For three years, Tukahirw...

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Tukahirwa's Timeline

  • April 9, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 10, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tukahirwa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 12, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tukahirwa 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.

  • May 03, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tukahirwa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 25, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tukahirwa's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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

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91% funded

91%funded
$1,367raised
$133to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Khin

Khin is a 39-year-old woman who lives with her family in Hpa-An Township, Karen State, Burma. Both her children are in preschool. She and her husband are subsistence farmers, growing rice during the rainy season on rented land. The rest of the year, her husband collects leaves used to make roofs, works as a daily labourer or collects branches to sell. Khin was born with a scar the size of an ant bite on her upper lip. Her parents thought that it would disappear or heal on its own but the scar developed into a growth and increased in size. Her parents passed away when she was young and after that she went to live with her brother’s family. By the time she was around 20 years old, the growth had become large and soft, covering the area between her upper lips and her nose. When the pain became unbearable in 2005, her uncle dropped her off at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) in Thailand, a free clinic close to where her uncle used to work. At this point, the growth had become so large that dragged her upper lip down and extended into her nostrils. At MTC, she was seen by doctors and medics, before she was diagnosed with a hemangioma. At this point, the growth had worsened, and she was bleeding from her lips. In April 2006, Khin went to Chiang Mai Hospital and had the hemangioma removed surgically. The growth later has returned. Overtime, the hemangioma has increased in size and become hard. It has now expanded into Khin’s nostrils, especially her left nostril, which causes her to have difficulty breathing at times. She feels uncomfortable but is not in pain. Sometimes she also feels like she has a blood clot in her nostrils during her nosebleeds. Because the nosebleed can start at any time and can last anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes, her life revolves around managing her nosebleeds. She is unable to work or sleep properly, and if she is about to have a nosebleed, she is unable to eat. The nosebleeds have also affected her ability to earn an income for her children and continues to impact her social life. “When I socialise, I do not feel comfortable and some people think I have a disease that I can infect them with,” said Khin. “So, I hope to get better after surgery, and I hope I will no longer have nosebleeds. I don’t want to bleed, and I want to socialise with my friends and family happily. [Right now] my friends won’t even touch me.”

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$133to go