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

Tibasiimwa
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tibasiimwa's treatment was fully funded on June 17, 2021.

Photo of Tibasiimwa post-operation

June 16, 2021

Tibasiimwa underwent hernia repair surgery.

Tibasiimwa underwent a herniorrhaphy treatment to heal his inguinal hernia. The surgery successfully reduced his risk of getting intestinal obstruction. His most pressing concerns went away: he can now walk well, stand for a lengthy period, and no longer feels bloated and unwell.

Tibasiimwa says “I ask God to give you a long life so that you can save other needy people’s lives as you did for me. May the Lord bless you. I plan to get back to farming once I have fully recovered.”

Tibasiimwa underwent a herniorrhaphy treatment to heal his inguinal hernia. The surgery successfully reduced his risk of getting intestinal ...

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March 31, 2021

Tibasiimwa is a 63-year-old farmer and a married father to six children. He has one son and five daughters, who are all married and are small scale farmers. He used to earn a living from farming, but his condition doesn’t allow him to do cultivation work anymore. His wife operates the banana and coffee farm together with his son and daughter-in-law, which is how their family earns a living.

For five years, Tibasiimwa has had a left reducible inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him weakness and pain and prevents him from working. Fortunately, on April 1st, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

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

Tibasiimwa shared, “my only hope of being relieved from this condition is by undergoing surgery. With your support, I really hope that it will be possible and then I will get back to my farming.”

Tibasiimwa is a 63-year-old farmer and a married father to six children. He has one son and five daughters, who are all married and are smal...

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Tibasiimwa's Timeline

  • March 31, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tibasiimwa was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 1, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tibasiimwa 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.

  • April 4, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tibasiimwa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 16, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tibasiimwa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 17, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tibasiimwa's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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

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