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March 31, 2021

Arinanye is a 5-year-old preschooler from Uganda. He is the only son to his mother, and is currently under the care of his aunt. His mother sells charcoal, while his aunt is a primary school teacher.

Three years ago, Arinanye was diagnosed with a left congenital inguinal scrotal hernia. His aunt shared that he is always in pain whenever he attempts to play with others, and sometimes wakes up at night crying due to the pain he feels.

Fortunately, on April 1st, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Arinanye’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently, and improve his quality of life.

Arinanye’s aunt told us, “I hope that thanks to your support, Arinanye will be able to undergo his surgery and be healed of this condition, and will resume with school well when his baby classes are reopened.”

Arinanye is a 5-year-old preschooler from Uganda. He is the only son to his mother, and is currently under the care of his aunt. His mother ...

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Arinanye's Timeline

  • March 31, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Arinanye was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • April 3, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Arinanye's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 6, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Arinanye 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Arinanye is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Arinanye'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 Arinanye's treatment
Hospital Fees
$93
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$14
Supplies
$106
Labs
$6
Other
$11

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Shoh

Shoh is a 47-year-old man who lives with his wife, two sons, daughter-in-law and two daughters in Nu Poe Refugee Camp in Thailand. In the camp, Shoh and his oldest son are teachers who teach about the Quran for other refugees. They each earn 1,200 baht (approx. 40 USD) per month. His wife is often sick, and his eldest daughter has to look after her at home. His daughter-in-law is a homemaker while his youngest daughter and son are students. Shoh’s household receives 1,110 baht (approx. 37 USD) every month on a cash card to purchase rations in the camp. Their monthly household income is just enough to cover their daily expenses as they also receive free basic health care and education in the camp. Since February 2020, Shoh has had umbilical hearnia. Currently, Shoh’s abdomen pain is not severe but his hernia is still increasing in size. He feels uncomfortable when he walks because of his swollen abdomen. He cannot sleep well and is increasingly worried about his diagnosis. The pain in his abdomen increases when he feels cold, especially at night. Fortunately, on March 9th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital, our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Shoh's hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on March 9th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. Shoh said, “I do not want to stop being a teacher. I love teaching the Quran to young children. Also, if I do not teach, I do not earn an income and my family does not have enough income to cover our household expenses.”

85% funded

85%funded
$1,280raised
$220to go

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