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Nyemo from Tanzania raised $610 to repair a hernia.

Nyemo
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  • $610 raised, $0 to go
$610
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Fully funded
Nyemo's treatment was fully funded on October 15, 2015.

Photo of Nyemo post-operation

November 1, 2015

Nyemo received surgery to repair his hernia.

“Nyemo’s hernia repair was done successfully and Nyemo is doing very well,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “He is out of the risk of developing intestinal obstruction.”

“My baby is doing so well. The bulge that used to appear every time he cried no longer appears,” Nyemo’s mother shares. “I am so thankful for the financial support; my husband and I couldn’t have managed it on our own. Thank you!”

"Nyemo's hernia repair was done successfully and Nyemo is doing very well," shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundatio...

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October 4, 2015

Nyemo is a shy, twelve-month-old boy who lives in Tanzania with his mother and father. He is happiest when he is trying to walk around or playing with his wooden cars.

Around nine months ago, Nyemo’s mother noticed swelling around her son’s scrotum when she was giving him a bath. The swelling caused him such discomfort that he began crying. Since this incident, Nyemo has continued to experience swelling—accompanied by severe pain—periodically.

According to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), doctors have diagnosed Nyemo with a hernia, a protrusion of organs through the abdominal cavity that usually contains them. If left untreated, the hernia will progress, leading to intestinal obstruction.

Hernia repair surgery can rid Nyemo of his pain. During the operation, Nyemo’s organs will be returned to their appropriate locations, and his abdominal cavity will be repaired. $610 in funding will cover all of the surgical expenses, along with medication, a three-day hospital stay and a one-week stay in a surgical rehabilitation center. Since Nyemo’s parents work as small scale farmers, “their income is minimal and unstable,” explains AMHF. Therefore, they cannot afford his treatment.

“All we hope is for our son to get the right treatment and for him to continue with normal growth,” shares Nyemo’s mother.

Nyemo is a shy, twelve-month-old boy who lives in Tanzania with his mother and father. He is happiest when he is trying to walk around or pl...

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Nyemo's Timeline

  • October 4, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nyemo was submitted by Esupat Kimerei, Rehab Surgery Project Assistant Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • October 05, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nyemo received treatment. 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.

  • October 09, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nyemo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 15, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nyemo's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 01, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Nyemo. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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