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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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Tusingwire

Tusingwire is a 53-year-old woman and a mother of three children. Two of her children have gotten married after completing school, while her youngest child is still in school. Together with her husband, Tusingwire cultivates a small piece of land to make ends meet. A vast part of their land has so far been sold to pay fees for their children. They have to work very hard in order to meet family demands, and struggle to also pay medical fees. For a year now, Tusingwire has been experiencing lower abdominal and back pains and other challenging symptoms. She has been diagnosed with multiple uterine fibroids. The condition gives her restless nights and makes her feel fatigued easily. The bleeding also worries her as it might cause anaemia. Tusingwire has tried managing her condition with medication, to no avail. At one of the facilities, she had surgery recommended and was contemplating selling her only piece of land to raise the amount required for surgery. However, she was fortunately referred to our medical partner's care center Nyakibale Hospital, where she met our Watsi partner team. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Tusingwire's surgery. On June 9th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Tusingwire will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Tusingwire shared, “I humbly beg that you help me undergo the surgery since I can’t afford the cost. I hope to recover well afterwards and continue with farming so as to educate my little daughter at least up to senior four.”

11% funded

11%funded
$26raised
$193to go

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