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James is a 55 year old driver from Uganda who needs $230 to fund hernia surgery so he can return to work.

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June 6, 2022

James is a 55-year-old driver. Twenty years ago, James was widowed and left with six children, whom he raised by himself for fifteen years, before he remarried. His children are now all grown, married, and independent. James has been a driver for a long time, but with the increased fuel prices, he shared that he can’t earn as much as he did in the past, which has made it more difficult to make ends meet.

A year ago, James developed a right inguinal hernia, that has caused him a lot of pain, which has only intensified over time. This now prevents him from working.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, can help. On June 7th, James will undergo hernia repair surgery at Karoli Lwanga Hospital in Nyakibale. African Mission Healthcare Foundation is requesting $230 to fund this procedure, which will enable James to live more comfortably, and to return to his work as a driver.

James says: “If I can be treated for my condition, I will be able to lead a much happier life and resume my job of driving to earn a living.”

James is a 55-year-old driver. Twenty years ago, James was widowed and left with six children, whom he raised by himself for fifteen years, ...

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James's Timeline

  • June 6, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 7, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    James 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.

  • June 9, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    James's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    James is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

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

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Naw Ywa

Naw Ywa is a 29-year-old woman who lives with her husband, sister-in-law, and three nieces in a refugee camp in Thailand. Naw Ywa is a homemaker, and she weaves and sells traditional Karen clothing in her spare time. Her husband also works as a homemaker and cares for his sister, who has a mobility impairment. Naw Ywa's three nieces all currently attend school in the refugee camp. This past March, Naw Ywa began to experience severe pain in her left pelvic area. This pain was accompanied by fatigue, dizziness, and trouble breathing. Although she did seek medical attention at the hospital in the refugee camp, she was only given painkillers, which temporarily alleviated her symptoms. After a few months of repeatedly being readmitted to the hospital without fully treating her condition, a doctor referred Naw Ywa to our medical partner's care center, Mae Sariang Hospital (MSH). On July 6th, she was brought to MSH and received an ultrasound. Her doctor diagnosed her with adenomyosis, a condition that occurs when the tissue that typically lines the uterus grows into the muscular wall of the uterus. She was also diagnosed with a five cm large myoma, which is a tumor that develops in or around the uterus. Her doctor has advised that she undergo a hysterectomy to remove her uterus and alleviate her symptoms. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Naw Ywa’s total abdominal hysterectomy. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 17th. Once completed, she will hopefully be able to live more comfortably and confidently. Naw Ywa shares, “Me and my husband want to have children, but we agreed with the doctor’s plan. I do not want to experience this pain anymore, and my husband also does not want to see me in pain.”

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$1,304raised
$195to go

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