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Success! Ndyamuba from Uganda raised $146 to fund a hydrocelectomy.

Ndyamuba
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  • $146 raised, $0 to go
$146
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Ndyamuba's treatment was fully funded on December 4, 2020.

Photo of Ndyamuba post-operation

December 11, 2020

Ndyamuba underwent a hydrocelectomy.

Ndyamuba had a successful hydrocelectomy treatment to cure his hydrocele. He has no pain and already has reduced swelling. He is feeling happy to be able to live a better quality of life after recovery and continue with his work farming.

Ndyamuba shared, “I’m so happy for the support I was rendered in favor of my surgery. I am surely humbled for the input towards the success of my surgery. May God reward you abundantly. I hope to continue with farming and taking care of my family.”

Ndyamuba had a successful hydrocelectomy treatment to cure his hydrocele. He has no pain and already has reduced swelling. He is feeling hap...

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October 19, 2020

Ndyamuba is an elderly man who is a farmer from western Uganda. He cultivates maize, beans and cassava for his family of six. He also has a small plantation of coffee and bananas.

For about two years, Ndyamub has had a hydrocele, which is a swelling in a sensitive area, and it has recently become quite painful. After doing strenuous activities, such as cultivation or standing for a length of time, he starts to feel uncomfortable.

Ndyamuba had not been to a hospital before he went to Nyakibale Hospital for a scan. After reviewing his scan, the surgeon recommended a hydrocelectomy surgery to help correct his condition. The surgery will reduce the likelihood that Ndyamuba experiences further pain. Without treatment, he will not be able to continue working.

However, this procedure is costly for Ndyamuba and his family. Due to his older age, he is no longer able to cultivate his crops as much as before. His children also have limited income and are not able to support his medical fees. Ndyamuba is appealing for financial support.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $146 to fund Ndyamuba’s surgery. On October 20th, he will undergo a hydrocele repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Ndyamuba shared, “The only hope I have of recovering from this condition is undergoing surgery. I hope to have a new life and resume farming after I have fully recovered.”

Ndyamuba is an elderly man who is a farmer from western Uganda. He cultivates maize, beans and cassava for his family of six. He also has a ...

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Ndyamuba's Timeline

  • October 19, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ndyamuba was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • October 20, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ndyamuba 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.

  • October 21, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ndyamuba's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 4, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ndyamuba's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 11, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ndyamuba's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Hydrocele Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $146 for Ndyamuba's treatment
Hospital Fees
$96
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$2
Supplies
$27
Labs
$14
Other
$7

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