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

Irumba
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  • $185 raised, $0 to go
$185
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Irumba's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2017.

Photo of Irumba post-operation

August 7, 2017

Irumba underwent hydrocele repair.

Irumba’s hydrocele repair was a success. He will no longer experience pain and discomfort. After recovery he will be able to do simple work at home.

He says, “I am feeling much better. I am able to stand upright. I have high hopes that I am going to get healed very fast. After recovery I will continue working in my banana plantation. I am very grateful and appreciative to Watsi.”

Irumba’s hydrocele repair was a success. He will no longer experience pain and discomfort. After recovery he will be able to do simple work ...

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June 27, 2017

Irumba is a 61-year-old farmer from Uganda. He is married and has six daughters and four sons. Irumba and his wife are both farmers, cultivating food for home consumption and for sale.

For the past three months, Irumba has been experiencing a swelling of his left scrotum associated with back pain and an inability to stand for a long time. Irumba was previously treated for a left inguinal hernia and right hydrocele. He recovered well from those surgeries and now requires treatment for a left hydrocele. If his condition is not addressed, the swelling may continue to grow, causing pain and discomfort.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $185 to fund surgery for Irumba. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 28 and, once completed, will hopefully allow Irumba to have peace of mind and live comfortably again.

“After surgery I will continue farming,” says Irumba.

Irumba is a 61-year-old farmer from Uganda. He is married and has six daughters and four sons. Irumba and his wife are both farmers, cultiva...

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Irumba's Timeline

  • June 27, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 28, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Irumba 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.

  • July 11, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Irumba's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 07, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Irumba's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 25, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Irumba's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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

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