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Tumuhairwe is a farmer from Uganda who needs $230 to fund a hernia surgery.

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August 10, 2020

Tumuhairwe is a small-scale farmer from Uganda and is a widow since 2000. She was left with nine children; all are now married and self-employed but unable to help out financially for her surgery.

Since six months ago, Tumuhairwe has had a supraumbilical hernia on the anterior rectus abdominus. The hernia causes her pain and discomfort and she is not able to work on her farm as she used to. Fortunately, on August 11th, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $230 to fund Tumuhairwe’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.

Tumuhairwe shared: “I have pain and discomfort. If I can be treated, I will be grateful and resume cultivation since it’s where I earn my living.”

Tumuhairwe is a small-scale farmer from Uganda and is a widow since 2000. She was left with nine children; all are now married and self-empl...

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Tumuhairwe's Timeline

  • August 10, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 11, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tumuhairwe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 12, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Tumuhairwe was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Tumuhairwe is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Tumuhairwe's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

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

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