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Success! Happy from Malawi raised $302 to fund hydrocele surgery.

Happy
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  • $302 raised, $0 to go
$302
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Happy's treatment was fully funded on April 22, 2019.

Photo of Happy post-operation

February 6, 2019

Happy underwent hydrocele surgery.

He is feeling very well now, glad to be going home today, and looks forward to resuming his normal duties.

He says, “We are so grateful for this program, thank you so much for this assistance!”

He is feeling very well now, glad to be going home today, and looks forward to resuming his normal duties. He says, "We are so grateful ...

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February 4, 2019

Happy is a husband and father of one from Malawi. Happy spends his free time watching movies and working in his business.

Since 2014, Happy has had a hydrocele, which is a swelling in a sensitive area. This hydrocele causes Happy intense backaches and abdominal pains, to the point that he is unable to work fully on some days. Fortunately, on February 5, he will undergo hydrocele repair surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $302 to fund Happy’s surgery. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and six nights of hospital stay. Happy is excited that this surgery will finally allow him to be pain-free and he can settle into this business.

He says, “Thank you for this project. Please continue to assist others.”

Happy is a husband and father of one from Malawi. Happy spends his free time watching movies and working in his business. Since 2014, Hap...

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Happy's Timeline

  • February 4, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Happy was submitted by Angela Quashigah at World Altering Medicine, our medical partner in Malawi.

  • February 05, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Happy received treatment at Nkhoma 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.

  • February 05, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Happy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 06, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Happy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 22, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Happy's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Hydrocele
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $302 for Happy's treatment
Hospital Fees
$196
Medical Staff
$32
Medication
$64
Supplies
$0
Travel
$7
Labs
$3
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients will experience scrotal swelling, pain, and discomfort.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients will experience discomfort, pain, and shame. They may be unable to farm or do other work.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

There is no regional significance to this condition.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Usually, treatment starts with pain medication only. If the condition sees no improvement, the patient will be referred for more specialized care, which can be provided at our medical partner's care center, Nkhoma Hospital.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The patient will experience immediate improvement of the swelling and less pain.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

As with most surgeries, there is risk to undergoing anesthesia. There are also minor risks of infection or bleeding.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

The nearest alternative hospital is 50 kilometers away. Because a hydrocele is not seen as an emergency condition, patients may experience long delays or have their surgeries postponed. This process can take several weeks or even months.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Painkillers can provide temporary relief, but they will not treat the swelling.

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