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Success! Nakanwagi from Uganda raised $219 to fund hernia repair surgery.

Nakanwagi
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  • $219 raised, $0 to go
$219
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nakanwagi's treatment was fully funded on January 2, 2018.

Photo of Nakanwagi post-operation

July 25, 2017

Nakanwagi underwent hernia repair surgery.

Nakanwagi underwent a herniorrhaphy, and it was successful. She still feels some pain on the incision site. She will be able to work without pain after a full recovery.

Nakanwagi says, “Thank you Watsi for paying for my surgery, which I could not afford…I hope to continue with farming.”

Nakanwagi underwent a herniorrhaphy, and it was successful. She still feels some pain on the incision site. She will be able to work without...

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June 27, 2017

Nakanwagi is a 52-year-old businesswoman from Uganda. She is a widowed mother of four children, all of whom go to school.

Seven years ago, Nakanwagi noticed a swelling on her abdomen that would occasionally disappear and reappear. Concerned, she visited a hospital where scans indicated no cause for concern. As time passed, the swelling grew and became more painful. Upon visiting the hospital again, Nakanwagi was diagnosed with an umbilical hernia, meaning that some of her intestines are protruding through her abdominal muscles at the navel. Absent of treatment, the hernia may strangle the intestines, cutting off blood supply to the surrounding tissues and causing Nakanwagi further, more severe medical complications.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Nakanwagi’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 29 and, once completed, should greatly improve Nakanwagi’s quality of life.

“I hope to continue with my business when fine because my condition has always affected my working rate as I feel pain on lifting,” says Nakanwagi.

Nakanwagi is a 52-year-old businesswoman from Uganda. She is a widowed mother of four children, all of whom go to school. Seven years ag...

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Nakanwagi's Timeline

  • June 27, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 29, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nakanwagi 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.

  • July 17, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nakanwagi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 25, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nakanwagi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 02, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nakanwagi's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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

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