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Success! John from Uganda raised $219 to fund inguinal hernia surgery.

John
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$219
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
John's treatment was fully funded on July 22, 2020.

Photo of John post-operation

June 25, 2020

John underwent inguinal hernia surgery.

John’s surgery was successful! He underwent herniorrhaphy surgery to treat his right inguinal hernia. He can now move better and reports no pain. He will be able to farm and is hopeful that he will have a good harvest since he will be free from pain. He also hopes for a better quality of life.

John shared, “I was doing badly in my farms due to this condition but luckily I am now free from it and I know I will be more productive. I really thank Watsi for saving my life.”

John's surgery was successful! He underwent herniorrhaphy surgery to treat his right inguinal hernia. He can now move better and reports no ...

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April 24, 2020

John is an elderly subsistence farmer from Uganda. For the past four years, he has been struggling with right inguinal swelling that was recently diagnosed as a hernia. The hernia has been obstructing his daily life, especially when he has to do strenuous activities, coughing, or standing for long. He had been to a hospital previously but could not afford the cost of surgery.

When he came to Nyakibale Hospital, where Watsi has a program, he had herniorrhaphy surgery recommended. The surgery will help resolve the hernia, reducing chances of strangulations and further complications. 

John and his wife live in their small piece of land cultivating beans, cassava and millet. He currently is unable to attend the farm due to the pain. His 12 children are all grown up, leaving John with 6 grandchildren to care for. They also farm coffee, with most of the income paying school fees for his grandchildren. John requires surgery but is not able to pay for the cost.

Fortunately, on April 25th, 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 John’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

John says “I hope to get better after my surgery so that I can continue with cultivation because it’s not something I only do for a living but something I really love to do.”

John is an elderly subsistence farmer from Uganda. For the past four years, he has been struggling with right inguinal swelling that was rec...

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John's Timeline

  • April 24, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 26, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    John 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.

  • April 26, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 25, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    John's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 22, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    John's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

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Funded by 4 donors

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

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