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Bahikirire is five-year-old boy from Uganda who needs $219 to fund an umbilical hernia repair.

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February 3, 2020

Bahikirire is a five-year-old from Uganda. His mother is a tailor while his father is a bread salesman.

For some time now, Bahikirire has had an umbilical hernia. This hernia causes him pain and he does not feed well because of it. Fortunately, on February 4th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Bahikirire’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Bahikirire’s mother says, “I hope for the best out of my surgery and a good health after full recovery.”

Bahikirire is a five-year-old from Uganda. His mother is a tailor while his father is a bread salesman. For some time now, Bahikirire ha...

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Bahikirire's Timeline

  • February 3, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bahikirire was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • February 04, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bahikirire received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. 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 08, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bahikirire's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 11, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Bahikirire's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Bahikirire is currently raising funds for his treatment.

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Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $219 for Bahikirire's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6

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