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Success! Faith from Uganda raised $230 to fund her hernia repair surgery.

Faith
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Faith's treatment was fully funded on March 9, 2022.

Photo of Faith post-operation

March 18, 2022

Faith underwent hernia repair surgery.

Faith successfully received a hernia treatment to hearl her supraumbilical hernia. Her surgery went smoothly and she can now walk well, is out of pain, and feels much more comfortable.

Faith’s mother says, “I think my daughter will now be able to resume school in good health because it’s the only problem that was disturbing her. Thanks so much for everything really.”

Faith successfully received a hernia treatment to hearl her supraumbilical hernia. Her surgery went smoothly and she can now walk well, is o...

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February 6, 2022

Faith is a beautiful young girl and the last born in a family of three children. She recently joined kindergarten, where’s she’s been learning how to read English words, and picking up fast! Faith’s mother sells vegetables in the village, while her father takes up casual construction labour to help make ends meet. Their family, like the majority of Ugandan citizens, does not have medical insurance coverage, which makes it difficult for them to access quality healthcare.

Since birth, Faith has had an umbilical hernia. Her mother explained that Faith has a swollen umbilicus, which can become painful when she strains herself. Her parents are not able to raise the money they need for her surgery to help her heal, and appeal for help.

On February 8th, Faith will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center, Karoli Lwanga Hospital. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Faith’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.

Faith’s mother says, “My daughter always wants to help me at home mostly on doing chores but her ill health is always a barrier. However, I hope that once given your support, she will regain her health and live a new life.”

Faith is a beautiful young girl and the last born in a family of three children. She recently joined kindergarten, where's she's been learni...

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Faith's Timeline

  • February 6, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 8, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Faith received 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.

  • February 8, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Faith's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 9, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Faith's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 18, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Faith's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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

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John

John is a hawker (the local name for a street vendor) from Kenya. He has six children all under the age of 18 years. His wife helps at home and John is the family's sole breadwinner. Lately, due to his condition, John has been unable to work. He has no alternate source of income, and shared that he is struggling to raise his family. John first started experiencing a loss of appetite and stomach pain in April 2022. He visited a local health center and was treated for stomach aches, but his condition did not improve. He later started having episodes of diarrhea and has lost a significant amount of weight. He also has been experiencing bleeding that has caused him anemia. As a result, he has had several blood transfusions and hospital admissions. Recently, a biopsy at Kijabe Hospital revealed that John has colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is a disease in which cells in the colon grow out of control. At the current stage, his doctors feel the cancer can be stopped surgically from spreading. However, the procedure has to be done as soon as possible because it is urgent. He is now scheduled to undergo surgery and needs support. Unfortunately, John does not have medical coverage and cannot afford the surgery. He is requesting financial assistance to support the $1,074 needed for his medical care. John says, “I cannot eat, and I have lost a lot of weight. I have had several blood transfusions because of bleeding. I need this surgery to help fight the cancer.”

79% funded

79%funded
$850raised
$223to go

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