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Atwiine from Uganda raised $146 to fund a hydrocele repair surgery.

Atwiine
100%
  • $146 raised, $0 to go
$146
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Atwiine's treatment was fully funded on April 26, 2021.
July 12, 2021

Atwiine did not yet undergo surgery.

Our Watsi representative from the medical care center contacted Atwiine’s family and they haven’t yet been able to return for treatment at the hospital. They have asked that another patient be supported who is in need right now.

Our Watsi representative from the medical care center contacted Atwiine's family and they haven't yet been able to return for treatment at t...

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April 5, 2021

Atwiine is a 4-year-old boy who is in preschool. His father operates a bodaboda taxi, while his mother works as a school cook. With schools closed due to Covid-19, Atwiine’s mother has had to start farming to help make ends meet.

Atwiine has been struggling with swelling in a sensitive area for two years. The swelling was initially painless, but has grown more painful and becomes severe when he is playing or walks a lengthy distance. Atwiine’s mother is worried that without the right treatment, her son’s developmental milestones will be at risk. He was brought to Nyakibale Hospital, where he was diagnosed with a bilateral hydrocele that requires a hydrocelectomy. With the right treatment, chances of complications including infertility will be reduced. Atwiine’s family cannot afford the cost of his care, and appeal for financial support.

Fortunately, on April 6th, Atwiine will undergo hydrocele repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $146 to fund Atwiine’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Atwiine’s mother shared, “I hope my child will be relieved from the pain he has been having after surgery. He will resume with school after they reopen.”

Atwiine is a 4-year-old boy who is in preschool. His father operates a bodaboda taxi, while his mother works as a school cook. With schools ...

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Atwiine's Timeline

  • April 5, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Atwiine was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 6, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Atwiine was scheduled to receive 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 7, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Atwiine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 12, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Atwiine is no longer raising funds.

  • July 12, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Atwiine's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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

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