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

Byaruhanga
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  • $185 raised, $0 to go
$185
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Byaruhanga's treatment was fully funded on September 18, 2017.

Photo of Byaruhanga post-operation

August 7, 2017

Byaruhanga underwent hydrocele repair surgery.

Byaruhanga’s hydrocele repair was a success. He is no longer at risk of continued pain and discomfort. After recovery he will be able to do any work at home.

He says, “I am now much better…I am very thankful to Watsi for the great offer you have offered to me. I cannot thank you enough.”

Byaruhanga’s hydrocele repair was a success. He is no longer at risk of continued pain and discomfort. After recovery he will be able to do ...

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July 10, 2017

Byaruhanga is a 49-year-old single father of two teenagers. He is a security guard at a tea plantation, and he works hard to provide for his children and give them the opportunity to achieve their dreams. His son hopes to become a doctor.

For the past seven years, Byaruhanga has been experiencing scrotal swelling. In 2014, he went to a clinic, and the doctor there advised him to have a scan of his scrotum. Results from the scan revealed that Byaruhanga had bilateral scrotal hydrocele, fluid-filled sacs surrounding the testes that cause swelling. Byaruhanga was given antibiotics and advised to have surgery, but since he couldn’t afford the treatment, he went home.

Over time, the swelling has continued and the discomfort has become so severe that it is impacting Byaruhanga’s work. In June, Byaruhanga’s neighbor received surgery funded by Watsi and advised him to do the same.

On July 12, Byaruhanga will undergo hydrocele repair surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $185 to fund the treatment.

“Now I am worried,” says Byaruhanga. “After surgery I will have peace of mind.”

Byaruhanga is a 49-year-old single father of two teenagers. He is a security guard at a tea plantation, and he works hard to provide for his...

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Byaruhanga's Timeline

  • July 10, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 12, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Byaruhanga received treatment at Holy Family Virika Hospital. 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 07, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Byaruhanga's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 07, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Byaruhanga's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 18, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Byaruhanga's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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

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Shin

Shin is a 15-year-old novice monk from Burma. He lives and studies with his brother in Aung Damar Zinyone Learning Centre Monastery in Insein Township, Yangon Division. His father is a government officer for the ministry of religious affairs and culture and his mother is a shopkeeper and sells rice and curry. Although his parents send them pocket money, they cannot always do so. Instead, Shin and his brother are supported by the monks, and he collects donations of food from the community with the other monks, during morning alms collections. In his free time Shin like to play football with his friends. Sometimes, he likes to read books and study to learn new things. Shin was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, Shin has difficulty breathing, is unable to sleep at night and sometimes he has a fever during the night. He cannot walk long distances and he has difficulty walking up stairs. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Shin. The treatment is scheduled to take place on August 21 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. “When I grow up, I want to become a monk to help those in need as well as children whose parents cannot afford to send them to school,” said Shin. “This has been my dream since I was a child.”

84% funded

84%funded
$1,263raised
$237to go

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