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Success! Magezi from Uganda raised $185 to fund hydrocele surgery.

Magezi
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  • $185 raised, $0 to go
$185
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Magezi's treatment was fully funded on August 21, 2018.

Photo of Magezi post-operation

August 16, 2018

Magezi underwent hydrocele surgery.

His hydrocele treatment was successful. He will no longer experience pain and will have improved quality of life. He is no longer at risk of complications.

His mother says, “My son is now fine. He can get out of bed and walk well. I thank Watsi and those who contributed towards my son’s surgery. I was unable to pay for his surgery. Thank you so much for the good spirit of helping.”

His hydrocele treatment was successful. He will no longer experience pain and will have improved quality of life. He is no longer at risk of...

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August 3, 2018

Magezi is a baby from Uganda. He is the youngest of three children. Magezi’s mother is a single parent.

For one year, Magezi has had a hydrocele, which is a swelling in a sensitive area. This hydrocele causes him discomfort and if not treated, may become painful. Fortunately, on August 8, he will undergo hydrocele repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $185 to fund Magezi’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.

His mother says, “After surgery of my son I will have peace of mind and my son will be in good health.”

Magezi is a baby from Uganda. He is the youngest of three children. Magezi’s mother is a single parent. For one year, Magezi has had a h...

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Magezi's Timeline

  • August 3, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Magezi was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 6, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Magezi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 8, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Magezi received treatment at Holy Family Virika Hospital 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.

  • August 16, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Magezi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 21, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Magezi's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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

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Gebreegziabher

Gebreegziabher is a brave, young, and fun boy who loves to hangout with his friends. He loves to play chase and other games with his friends and brothers. He has five siblings and shared with us that he loves goats! Gebreegziabher never went to school because of his condition. He is a shepherd and helps to keep the sheep and goats of his parents. Because of his condition, he has endured bullying, but he continues to be brave and his dad shared: “He is so strong despite his sickness. When others pick on him and speak bad things about him and things related to his disease he even gets in to fights.” Gebreegziabher's mom and dad counsel him and comfort him and help him to bring out self-confidence and strength. His dad and his mom are farmers and his mom takes care of all the household chores. Dad said: “Our area is dry. We work hard and farm but the harvest is poor with lack of rain. We purchase food because our harvest is not enough to support the family.” They also raise animals to support themselves. The community survives with the dry land and the scarcity of food by donations from the government and NGOs. But the past two years they couldn’t get the donation since they are in the war zone. For these reasons they can’t afford the medical bill for their son. Gebreegziabher was born with congenital anomaly called bladder extrophy. That is an abnormally where the bladder is open to air. Given the pain and risk of infection, he just ties clothes around the wound. His mom is very much worried and concerned because of his condition. She shared that she has excluded herself from the community for years in taking care of him and raises him and recalls that when growing up, he would sit faraway from others and boys in his age. They keep up hope for better days ahead and are a loving family who support each other the best they can. His Dad said: “He learned to exclude himself from others growing up. We are sad as a family because of his condition. The neighbor insults us, discriminate us and we feel so sad about this. We couldn’t tell what will happen to him. And we bring him to God always.”

63% funded

63%funded
$954raised
$546to go

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