Success! Mugume from Uganda raised $185 to treat a painful swelling.

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Mugume's treatment was fully funded on October 22, 2016.
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August 23, 2016

Photo of Mugume post-operation

October 26, 2016

Mugume can live without pain.

Mugume’s hydrocele repair surgery was a success. He will no longer experience the pain and discomfort that he has felt since 1996. In fact, ...

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Mugume's Timeline

  • August 23, 2016

    Mugume was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 24, 2016

    Mugume received treatment at Holy Family Virika Hospital 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.

  • September 13, 2016

    Mugume's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 22, 2016

    Mugume's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 26, 2016

    Mugume's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

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Kiiza is a small-scale farmer and an elderly widow, who lost her spouse about 50 years ago. She has six children who are all married and now self-employed. She currently survives through farming in her local village, although her age and health condition limits her physical capacity to do so. She appeals for your support to improve her health in her old age and alleviate the financial burden that comes with medical treatment. Since last August, Kiiza has had a supra-umbilical hernia. She has been experiencing anterior abdominal pain and swelling which has significantly impacted her daily life. She can no longer engage in physical activities such as digging her field and washing her clothes, and even sleeping has become a challenge due to the discomfort she experiences. This condition has thus not only affected her health but also her ability to work and support herself financially. Without medical treatment, she faces the risk of intestinal obstruction, which could severely impact her quality of life. Fortunately, on April 12th, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Kiiza's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently. Kiiza says, “I have lost the power to do my activities due to this condition. I hope after complete recovery with your support I'll be able to get back to my normal life.”

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