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

Byarugaba
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Byarugaba's treatment was fully funded on September 29, 2021.

Photo of Byarugaba post-operation

August 23, 2021

Byarugaba underwent hernia repair surgery.

Byarugaba had successful surgery to repair his inguinal hernia and hydrocele at Nyakibale Hospital. He’s recovered well. Byarugaba is able to stand and walk with ease and hopes that with complete recovery he will be able to do more strenuous work without pain.

Byarugaba says, “I thank God for having remembered me and given me donors to stand in for me by making my surgery possible. May the Lord reward you and bless you abundantly.”

Byarugaba had successful surgery to repair his inguinal hernia and hydrocele at Nyakibale Hospital. He's recovered well. Byarugaba is able t...

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July 5, 2021

Byarugaba is a married 43-year-old carpenter and a father to five children, including two sons and three daughters who are all in school. He has a small carpentry workshop where he crafts handles for hoes, wooden machetes, and other goods. His dream is to see his children excel in life, so he works very hard. His wife is a small scale farmer who raises chickens. In his free time, he enjoys watching football and his favorite team is Manchester United!

For eight months, Byarugaba has had a right inguinal hernia and bilateral hydrocele. He has difficulty standing or walking long distances and his condition has affected his work. He was examined at a local health center and surgery was recommended. If not treated, the hernia could become strangulated.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Byarugaba to receive treatment. On July 6th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH’s care center. After surgery, he will hopefully live more comfortably and confidently. Now, AMH is requesting $230 to fund his procedure and care.

Byarugaba shared, “I am looking forward to surgery which I hope that with your support will be successful. I will be able to continue with my carpentry work to see that my children get a brighter future.”

Byarugaba is a married 43-year-old carpenter and a father to five children, including two sons and three daughters who are all in school. He...

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Byarugaba's Timeline

  • July 5, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 7, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Byarugaba 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.

  • July 9, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Byarugaba's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 23, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Byarugaba's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 29, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Byarugaba's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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

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