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Success! Tumuhairwe from Uganda raised $230 to fund a hernia surgery.

Tumuhairwe
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tumuhairwe's treatment was fully funded on January 15, 2021.

Photo of Tumuhairwe post-operation

October 17, 2020

Tumuhairwe underwent a hernia surgery.

Tumuhairwe had a successful herniorrhaphy treatment and is doing well. She has no pain as of now and is experiencing good progress toward recovery. She can now live comfortably with a good quality of life and continue to do her activities normally.

Tumuhairwe says, “I am appreciative for saving my life. As am old now I don’t think I would have made it if not for funds for my surgery. I will do as little as I can to allow for the healing process and then return to my farming.”

Tumuhairwe had a successful herniorrhaphy treatment and is doing well. She has no pain as of now and is experiencing good progress toward re...

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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.

  • August 11, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tumuhairwe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 12, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tumuhairwe 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.

  • October 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tumuhairwe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 15, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tumuhairwe's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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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