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Success! Ainomugisha from Uganda raised $219 to fund umbilical hernia repair treatment.

Ainomugisha
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  • $219 raised, $0 to go
$219
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ainomugisha's treatment was fully funded on April 19, 2020.

Photo of Ainomugisha post-operation

February 25, 2020

Ainomugisha underwent umbilical hernia repair treatment.

Ainomugisha successfully underwent a herniorrhaphy treatment after being diagnosed with an umbilical hernia. She has been discharged home happy and playing. Her parents say she no longer feels pain as before.

Ainomugisha’s mother says, “I really don’t know how to thank you because what you have done for me is beyond what words alone express. My appreciation to you. I pray to the Lord Almighty to bless you abundantly.”

Ainomugisha successfully underwent a herniorrhaphy treatment after being diagnosed with an umbilical hernia. She has been discharged home ha...

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January 13, 2020

Ainomugisha is a two-year-old girl from Uganda. Her parents are small-scale farmers. Ainomugisha is the only child to the young couple and they cannot afford her treatment.

Since about 18 months ago, Ainomugisha has had an umbilical hernia. This causes her to cry especially after meals and if not treated, she might suffer intestinal tissue damage or even death. Fortunately, on January 14th, 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 Ainomugisha’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.

Ainomugisha’s mother says, “I pray that my child gets fine after surgery.”

Ainomugisha is a two-year-old girl from Uganda. Her parents are small-scale farmers. Ainomugisha is the only child to the young couple and t...

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Ainomugisha's Timeline

  • January 13, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 13, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ainomugisha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 14, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ainomugisha 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.

  • February 25, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ainomugisha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 19, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ainomugisha's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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

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Aung

Aung is a 15-year-old novice monk from Hpa-An. He lives with other monks in the monastery. His parents own a piece of land where his father and oldest brother grow vegetables and fruits for sale. The family also grows vegetables for their own consumption. He was born with encephalocele and it was the size of a fingerprint. It grew bigger over the years and was the same size for the last three years before receiving surgery in 2015. He also suffers from hydrocephalus and he received ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VP) in 2016. Two months ago, Aung developed headaches and his head has grown bigger on the right side. At that time, his father bought medicine from the pharmacy to reduce his headaches. He took it for two days, but he did not feel better. Later on, his father took him to Hpa-An hospital where he received a blood test and x-ray. The doctor suggested his father to take him to Yangon but his father returned to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) in Mae Sot instead of going to Yangon. On February 25th, he arrived at MTC and he was referred to Watsi Medical Partner's Care Center Mae Sot Hospital to be seen the next day. At MSH, the doctor recommended a CT scan, which Watsi donors have also generously supported, and with these results Aung's father was told that doctors need to replace Aung's VP shunt as the previous shunt from 2016 is blocked. Aung’s father said, “I am very worried for him as he is my son and I hope that he will be healthy as soon as possible. In the future, I want him to be a monk for the rest of his life. Because I know my other older sons will not take good care of him as he is not a healthy boy. If he stays at the temple, he can be able to sleep and eat regularly."

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