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Success! Jenipher from Uganda raised $230 to fund hernia repair surgery so she can return to work.

Jenipher
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jenipher's treatment was fully funded on November 28, 2021.
November 4, 2021

Jenipher is a 37-year-old woman. She is married, and she and her husband work as farmers to provide income for her family. She proudly shared that all of their children are in school. Lately, it has been difficult for Jenipher to work due to the condition she is experiencing.

For eight months, Jenipher has had an incisional hernia. Earlier this year, she underwent a curative laparotomy surgery on her abdomen, but the incision site began to swell and cause pain, especially when she worked. Jenipher tried managing the condition with pain medication, but the pain became too severe. She visited the care center at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Upon review, doctors recommended a hernia repair surgery.

On November 4th, Jenipher will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH’s care center. Upon recovery, she will be able to live more comfortably and confidently. AMH is requesting $230 to fund Jenipher’s surgery.

Jenipher shared, “In the last surgery, I sold off my land to offset hospital bill. I was worried when I was told I needed to be operated on again. I appeal for your help. My children are still young and need my support, but I can’t with poor health.”

Jenipher is a 37-year-old woman. She is married, and she and her husband work as farmers to provide income for her family. She proudly share...

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Jenipher's Timeline

  • November 4, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 4, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Jenipher 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.

  • November 9, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jenipher's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 28, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jenipher's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Jenipher's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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

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