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

Ahumuza
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ahumuza's treatment was fully funded on July 13, 2021.

Photo of Ahumuza post-operation

June 24, 2021

Ahumuza underwent a hernia repair surgery.

Ahumuza successfully underwent a herniorrhaphy to treat an inguinal hernia. His mother reports that Ahumuza is no longer crying due to the pain and that she hopes with full recovery, he will be completely healthy. The surgery also reduced the chances of additional complications.

Ahumuza’s mother reveals, “I am so happy to see my son healthy. May the Lord bless you abundantly and I hope he will resume with school once lower classes are reopened.”

Ahumuza successfully underwent a herniorrhaphy to treat an inguinal hernia. His mother reports that Ahumuza is no longer crying due to the p...

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May 10, 2021

Ahumuza is a 7-year-old boy who came to the hospital after feeling unwell for one year. Ahumuza was diagnosed with hernia and doctors recommend he undergo a hernia repair surgery to heal his condition.

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

Ahumuza’s mother shared, “I hope that my son will be fine and heal properly after his operation so that he will be able to live a normal life and go to school again.”

Ahumuza is a 7-year-old boy who came to the hospital after feeling unwell for one year. Ahumuza was diagnosed with hernia and doctors recomm...

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Ahumuza's Timeline

  • May 10, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ahumuza was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 11, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ahumuza 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.

  • May 13, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ahumuza's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 24, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ahumuza's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 13, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ahumuza's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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

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Lydia

Lydia is a small-scale farmer and a mother of six. Her husband is a businessman who buys and sells dry produce such as beans around their village. They own a four-room semi-permanent house for shelter. Their firstborn is now 30 years old and their youngest is nine years old and in the second grade. She proudly shared that her other children are also in school at different class levels. One year ago, Lydia began to experience troubling symptoms, including neck pains and in October, she had airway obstruction to the extent that she could hardly breathe. She visited a health unit and managed to get relief through medication. Currently, her airway obstruction has persisted and she must have her head supported her to sleep. She has completely stopped farming due to her condition. She came to Rushoroza Hospital where tests were done after a review by the doctor she was diagnosed with a non-toxic nodular goiter. The doctor has recommended surgery but she is unable to raise the required fees. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Lydia receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on January 7th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $333, and she and her family need help raising money. Lydia says, “I hope to live a normal and free life again through the surgery. My family and I cannot afford the surgery and I pray that I may be considered for treatment.”

36% funded

36%funded
$120raised
$213to go
Benson

Benson is a twin two-year-old. His mom shared that Benson is a playful boy but a little shy and quiet compared to his twin brother who is more social and more talkative. Benson’s mother makes a living doing other people’s laundry while his father is a public transport driver commonly known as a “daladala” driver in Tanzania. Their income is not enough to provide for the family's needs and still cover Benson’s needed treatment cost. They are asking for help to support his medical care. Benson was diagnosed with bilateral genu varus. He and his brother were born healthy babies and their growth has been on track until they learned to walk. Benson’s mother started to notice that his legs were not straight as he started to crawl. He took a long time to learn to stand and walk compared to his twin. When he got on his feet and walked, his mother noticed that his legs were bowed outwards. Benson's mother had never taken him to any hospital for help or treatment, she thought he would eventually grow out of it but that has not been the case. His condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, his legs keep bowing outwards, making walking more difficult. One of Benson’s father’s friends advised his parents to seek treatment for him. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Benson. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 7th. Treatment will hopefully restore Benson's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Benson’s mother says, “I would love to see Benson walking normally like his brother but the treatment cost is too high for us.”

61% funded

61%funded
$543raised
$337to go

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