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

Robert
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Robert's treatment was fully funded on February 22, 2021.

Photo of Robert post-operation

February 26, 2021

Robert underwent a hernia repair surgery.

Turyagumanawe successfully underwent a herniorrhaphy treatment for his inguinal hernia. He shared that he has really improved and is feeling great ever since his surgery. He can now bend with no pain, stand, and even walk more easily.

In his words: “It’s only God who knows how happy I am for what you have done for me and I don’t have anything to offer you in return but to only offer my prayers to God to bless you abundantly. I’m planning to get back to my work as a mechanic.”

Turyagumanawe successfully underwent a herniorrhaphy treatment for his inguinal hernia. He shared that he has really improved and is feeling...

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December 21, 2020

Robert is a 56-year-old mechanic from Uganda. He is a father of six children, all of whom are in school. Robert attended school when he was young until the third grade, and later learned to be a mechanic through on the job training. His wife works as a farmer.

For the last three years, Robert has had an inguinal swell that has caused him discomfort over time. Whenever he is doing strenuous activities or laughing, the swell becomes painful. Robert has always tried to manage his condition with medicine, but since it was not effective in suppressing the pain, he sought care at Nyakibale Hospital.

Robert was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia, and doctors recommend he undergo a hernia repair surgery. Without treatment, he will continue having pain and may suffer from hernia strangulation. However, Robert is not able to afford his cost of care due to financial constraints with supporting his family and is requesting help.

Fortunately, on December 22nd, Robert will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, needs $230 to fund Robert’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently, and to return to his daily life activities.

Robert shared, “I hope to have a new life after my surgery and continue with my mechanic work, supporting our family.”

Robert is a 56-year-old mechanic from Uganda. He is a father of six children, all of whom are in school. Robert attended school when he was ...

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Robert's Timeline

  • December 21, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Robert was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 23, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Robert's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 5, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Robert 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.

  • February 22, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Robert's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 26, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Robert's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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

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