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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.
May 18, 2022

Jenipher did not yet undergo hernia repair surgery.

Our medical partner shared an update that we wanted to share with you right away. The hospital team has been reaching out to Jenipher to help her get the care she needs, but she has postponed the surgery. They are continuing to work with her but have asked that we support another patient who is in need and waiting right now. Thank you for your understanding.

Our medical partner shared an update that we wanted to share with you right away. The hospital team has been reaching out to Jenipher to hel...

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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.

  • May 18, 2022
    FUNDING ENDED

    Jenipher is no longer raising funds.

  • May 18, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

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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Dar

Dar is a 21-day-old baby girl who lives with her parents and her brother in a village in the border area of Karen State in Burma. Dar was born at home with the help of a traditional birth attendant. Two days after she was born, Dar's mother noticed a problem when Dar was passing stool. She told Dar’s father to call a medic from the clinic to their home. The medic realized that Dar was born with a anorectal condition and shared with Dar’s mother that baby Dar would urgently need surgery to receive a colostomy. Dar’s parents are subsistence farmers who grow rice and raise chickens. They also forage for vegetables in the jungle and go fishing when they want to eat fish. To purchase staples that they cannot produce such as salt and oil, Dar’s father works as an agricultural day labourer during the rainy season. However, since the rainy season has not yet begun, they currently have no income. However, their daily needs are fulfilled from living off the land. If they are sick and need to seek treatment, they go to the free clinic in their village run by Burma Medical Association (BMA). Fortunately our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund is helping Dar's family access the medical care she needs. They need help raising $1,500 to fund the treatment she needs. “We had to borrow money so far for Dar’s treatment and my husband cannot work,” said Dar’s mother. “I want to send my baby to school until she graduates so that she can become educated. I want this for her future because I only went to school until grade four. After she completes her studies, she can become whatever she wants one day.”

90% funded

90%funded
$1,360raised
$140to go

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