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Vanansio is a 24-year-old man from Uganda who needs $230 to fund hernia repair surgery.

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April 7, 2021

Vanansio is a 24-year-old, hardworking man from Western Uganda. He is intellectually disabled and under the care of his sister. Vanansio’s sister is a farmer, and supplements her income with casual labor on other people’s farms to make a living.

For two years, Vanansio has been experiencing swelling in his groin. Over the past six months, the swelling has become very painful, especially when he does strenuous activities.

At our medical partner’s care center, Vanansio was examined and diagnosed with an inguinal hernia. Surgery was recommended, and successful treatment will reduce the chances of further complications including strangulated hernia. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $230 to fund Vanansio’s surgery. Fortunately, on April 9th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH’s care center. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Vanansio’s sister shared, “he enjoys grazing the goats, but due to the condition, he has stopped. With successful surgery, we hope he will go back to grazing.”

Vanansio is a 24-year-old, hardworking man from Western Uganda. He is intellectually disabled and under the care of his sister. Vanansio's s...

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Vanansio's Timeline

  • April 7, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 8, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Vanansio's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 20, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Vanansio 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

    Vanansio is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Vanansio's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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

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