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Mugisha from Uganda raised $230 to fund hernia surgery.

Mugisha
100%
  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mugisha's treatment was fully funded on April 13, 2021.
April 19, 2021

Mugisha did not receive hernia surgery.

Our medical partner just shared an update with us that Mugisha changed his mind about moving forward with surgery. He is hoping that traditional medicine of using local herbs will provide him relief.

Our medical partner just shared an update with us that Mugisha changed his mind about moving forward with surgery. He is hoping that traditi...

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February 21, 2021

Mugisha is a 44-year-old father of five children. He’s a small-scale farmer growing oranges for his family’s upkeep and his children’s school fees. His wife operates a small shop to complement their farm’s income. In recent years he said he’s had lower labour efficiency due to a painful swelling.

Mugisha was reviewed at Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center Nyakibale Hospital and diagnosed with a hernia. If not treated, he is likely to develop strangulated hernia and other complications. Mugisha is not able to raise the money needed for his surgery and is appealing for help.

Fortunately, on February 23rd, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Mugisha’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Mugisha says: “I am anxious about my health because this condition can’t permit me to do cultivation well as I used to do before, yet my entire family depends on me. But I hope with surgery, I will have improved health and can resume with farming.”

Mugisha is a 44-year-old father of five children. He's a small-scale farmer growing oranges for his family's upkeep and his children's schoo...

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Mugisha's Timeline

  • February 21, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mugisha was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • February 23, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Mugisha was scheduled to receive 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.

  • February 25, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mugisha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 19, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Mugisha is no longer raising funds.

  • April 19, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

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

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