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

Turyamusiima
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Turyamusiima's treatment was fully funded on January 29, 2021.

Photo of Turyamusiima post-operation

December 20, 2020

Turyamusiima underwent hernia surgery.

Turyamusiima had a successful herniorrhaphy to treat his right ilioscrotal hernia. He has no pain and discomfort and the medical team expects him to recover well from the operation. He is eager to continue with his studies now since he can walk and lift things, unlike before.

Turyamusiima’s mother said with a smile, “I will live to remember you, my donors, for saving my son’s surgery. As parents, we could not be able to make it. I hope that as he recovers fully and he resumes school after opening them since he actually likes studying more than anything.”

Turyamusiima had a successful herniorrhaphy to treat his right ilioscrotal hernia. He has no pain and discomfort and the medical team expect...

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September 7, 2020

Turyamusiima is a 16-year-old senior high student from Uganda. He is the second born in a family of three children and all his sisters are also still studying, the first one is in an institute while the last is in fourth grade. He enjoys playing football during his free time but now cannot endure the pain his condition causes him whenever he is playing. Both his parents are small-scale farmers who struggle to educate their children from the little money they earn from farming.

Since seven years ago, Turyamusiima has had an inguinal hernia. If not treated, the hernia may result in intestinal tissue damage. Fortunately, on September 7th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

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

Turyamusiima shared: “I hope to get well after my surgery because this condition has given me a hard time. I will continue with my studies and maybe even enjoy football as I used to before.”

Turyamusiima is a 16-year-old senior high student from Uganda. He is the second born in a family of three children and all his sisters are a...

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Turyamusiima's Timeline

  • September 7, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 8, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Turyamusiima's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 9, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Turyamusiima 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.

  • December 20, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Turyamusiima's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 29, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Turyamusiima's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

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

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Ku

Ku is an 11-year-old student from Thailand. Ku lives with his mother, four brothers and a sister in a refugee camp. All of his siblings also go to school, except for his oldest brother, who used to work with their mother as agricultural day labourers. However, since the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020, they have not been able to leave the camp easily to find work. Ku's father works as a day labourer outside of the camp, but has also been unable to find consistent work due to the pandemic. Ku's family receives some financial support from an external organisation, but it is not enough to cover their expenses, and they shared that they often borrow rice or money from their neighbors. In March 2021, Ku and his friends were playing tag that led him to have a bad fall. Ku had taken off his sandals and left them at the top of a hill. When he ran up the rocky hill to fetch his sandals, he slipped and stuck out his left hand to break his fall, breaking his wrist. Currently, Ku’s left hand and forearm are very painful. He cannot bend his wrist and can only move his fingers slightly. Before his accident, Ku was able to prepare his own meals and set up his mosquito net at night. But now, he needs someone to help him do these tasks. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Ku will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for March 10th and will cost $1,500. This procedure will help Ku use his left hand again and live pain-free. He will be able to cook his own meals again and set up his mosquito net by himself. Now, he and his family need help raising money for this procedure. Ku's mother shared, "After he receives treatment, I want Ku to continue his studies until he graduates and becomes a medic."

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