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Success! Kakwihikire from Uganda raised $230 to fund hernia repair surgery.

Kakwihikire
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Kakwihikire's treatment was fully funded on December 30, 2022.

Photo of Kakwihikire post-operation

January 11, 2023

Kakwihikire underwent hernia repair surgery.

Kakwihikire’s surgery to treat the inguinal hernia was successful. He is not longer at risk of hernia strangulation and hopes to resume his work as a mechanic with ease now that he is healing.

Kakwihikire says: “Thank you for funding my surgery. May you continue helping others as you did to me.”

Kakwihikire's surgery to treat the inguinal hernia was successful. He is not longer at risk of hernia strangulation and hopes to resume his ...

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October 3, 2022

Meet Francis, a 36 year old mechanic and father of three, living in Uganda.

Before being orphaned as a young boy, Francis had aspired to becoming a veterinarian. Due to the loss of his parents, Francis discontinued his education, and began working in a garage to train as a mechanic. While he has had to stop his work of repairing motorcycles for the past three months, he has done some small scale farming, in order to sustain his family. His wife sells roasted maize on the roadside to help support their family.

Ten years ago, Francis developed an inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him weakness and pain, which has interfered with his ability to work, and to earn a stable livelihood. Fortunately, with the help of our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, Francis is scheduled for hernia repair surgery on October 4th, at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. After he has fully recovered, Francis should be able to return to his work, and to enjoying life with his family. Now he needs your support to fund the $230 procedure.

Francis says: “This condition has really thrown me into a terrible situation. I no longer work, meaning I can’t even provide for my family, but I hope with your support, I will be able to regain my health to continue working like I was before.”

Meet Francis, a 36 year old mechanic and father of three, living in Uganda. Before being orphaned as a young boy, Francis had aspired to...

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Kakwihikire's Timeline

  • October 3, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kakwihikire was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 4, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kakwihikire received 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.

  • October 6, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kakwihikire's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 30, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kakwihikire's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 11, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kakwihikire's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $230 for Kakwihikire's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6
Other
$11

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Thet

Thet is a 35 year old husband and father, who lives with his wife, son and in-laws in Mon State in Burma. Both Thet and his wife work in his uncle's grocery store, while his in laws are farmers. When he isn't working, Thet enjoys spending time with his son and reading. In November 2018, Thet started to experience tiredness when working, and frequent headaches. He also had a rapid heartbeat, and he couldn't sleep well. He went to a hospital in Mawlamyine, where he was referred to a different hospital in Yangon for further treatment. At the hospital in Yangon, Thet was diagnosed with mitral valve regurgitation and stenosis, which would require surgery to correct. Thet was sent home with medications to manage his condition. In March 2022, Thet went back to the hospital in Yangon, because of continuing fatigue, headaches, coughing and fever. The doctor told him they would contact him to schedule his surgery in May, but Thet never heard back from the hospital. When Thet told his neighbor about this, his neighbor gave him the phone number of a heart patient who had been helped by our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). Thet followed up, and thanks to the assistance of Burma Children Medical Fund, he is finally scheduled for surgery to replace the valve in his heart on October 13th, at Pun Hlaing Hospital. Now Thet needs your help to fund the $1,500 to cover the cost of this surgery. "I have sold all my jewelry to pay for the cost of traveling to the hospital. I feel less stressed since I met the BCMF staff,” said Thet.

73% funded

73%funded
$1,107raised
$393to go

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