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Success! James from Uganda raised $230 to fund hernia surgery so he can return to work.

James
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
James's treatment was fully funded on November 22, 2022.

Photo of James post-operation

December 1, 2022

James underwent hernia surgery so he can return to work.

James was diagnosed with a hernia and needed surgery. This was successfully done at Nyakibale Hospital and he was discharged home from the hospital once his doctor determined he was in good health. He is out of risk and now able to resume his day-to-day work.

James says, “I am grateful for the support offered and I hope to continue with my day-to-day work in good health now.”

James was diagnosed with a hernia and needed surgery. This was successfully done at Nyakibale Hospital and he was discharged home from the h...

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June 6, 2022

James is a 55-year-old driver. Twenty years ago, James was widowed and left with six children, whom he raised by himself for fifteen years, before he remarried. His children are now all grown, married, and independent. James has been a driver for a long time, but with the increased fuel prices, he shared that he can’t earn as much as he did in the past, which has made it more difficult to make ends meet.

A year ago, James developed a right inguinal hernia, that has caused him a lot of pain, which has only intensified over time. This now prevents him from working.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, can help. On June 7th, James will undergo hernia repair surgery at Karoli Lwanga Hospital in Nyakibale. African Mission Healthcare Foundation is requesting $230 to fund this procedure, which will enable James to live more comfortably, and to return to his work as a driver.

James says: “If I can be treated for my condition, I will be able to lead a much happier life and resume my job of driving to earn a living.”

James is a 55-year-old driver. Twenty years ago, James was widowed and left with six children, whom he raised by himself for fifteen years, ...

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James's Timeline

  • June 6, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    James was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 7, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    James received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale in Uganda. 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.

  • June 9, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    James's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 22, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    James's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 1, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    James's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $230 for James's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6
Other
$11

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Ibrahim

Ibrahim is a new baby from Kenya and the youngest of three children. He lives with his family in their ancestral home. Ibrahim's mother had to stop working to take care of him, and his father makes ends meet by working casual labour jobs in addition to his small income from their farm. Their family does not have medical insurance. Ibrahim was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at birth. His parents took him to six different hospitals, but were not able to get his condition cured. They shared that they ran out of money and stopped going to hospitals for some time. After gathering more funds, Ibrahim's father took him to a private hospital, where the doctor referred him to our medical partner's care center BethanyKids Hospital and gave them money to pay for their travel to BethanyKids. Ibrahim has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Ibrahim has been experiencing an unusually large head. Without treatment, Ibrahim will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Ibrahim that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on October 19th and will drain the excess fluid from Ibrahim's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Ibrahim will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy. Meanwhile, Ibrahim and his mother are being housed in our partners’ patient house in Nairobi as they await the surgery date. Ibrahim’s father says, “It has been very hard for us since Ibrahim was born as we have not been able to take care of our other children. We are really looking forward to when he will be treated for us to have some peace of mind.”

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