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Success! Lucy from Kenya raised $1,495 to fund brain surgery.

Lucy
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  • $1,495 raised, $0 to go
$1,495
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lucy's treatment was fully funded on December 21, 2018.

Photo of Lucy post-operation

November 7, 2018

Lucy underwent brain surgery.

Lucy is excited, thankful, and happy for the assistance she has received. She received a successful surgery in our medical partner’s facility.

Lucy’s husband says, “Thank you for helping us. My wife is fine and we are hopeful that she will be able to walk with much ease soon.”

Lucy is excited, thankful, and happy for the assistance she has received. She received a successful surgery in our medical partner's facilit...

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October 16, 2018

Lucy is a woman from Kenya. She works as a farmer.

In August, Lucy started having twitches in her left leg that left her numb in her calf. She suffered persistent headaches, and soon her ability to walk altered. Her farming activities had to be put on hold. After undergoing an MRI, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

On October 17, she will undergo a surgery to excise the tumor. If not treated, Lucy is at a risk of suffering brain damage. Now, she needs help raising $1,495 to pay for surgery.

Lucy is a woman from Kenya. She works as a farmer. In August, Lucy started having twitches in her left leg that left her numb in her cal...

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Lucy's Timeline

  • October 16, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 17, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lucy received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya. 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.

  • October 26, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lucy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 7, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lucy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 21, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lucy's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Craniotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,495 for Lucy's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,386
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$19
Supplies
$0
Labs
$38
Other
$52

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Paw

Paw is a 24-year-old woman from Thailand. Originally from Burma, Paw, her husband, their three daughters and her parents fled in March 2021 after the Burmese military shot rockets into their village. In Thailand, as refugees, they cannot work, and have temporarily moved in with Paw's brother and his family. They receive rice from her brother's neighbors, while her brother's family provides them with vegetables and curries. In July 2021, Paw's parents and her two older daughters went back to their village when they felt it was safe to do so. Meanwhile, her husband and her three-month-old baby have stayed with her while she receives treatment in Chiang Mai. Two years ago, Paw noticed a mass on the right side of her neck. Her neighbor suggested she apply a natural remedy, but unfortunately, the mass remained and grew over time. In September 2019, she visited a local hospital in Thailand with her husband, but the surgery recommended was too expensive. She experiences pain near the site of the mass, and the mass is still growing. Paw sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). She is scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on August 16th, and now she needs to raise $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Paw shared, “I felt embarrassed and very upset when I first noticed that I had this problem. I will feel a lot better after my surgery because I have needed to receive it since I first went to see the doctor in 2019. In the future I want to look after my children and send them to school.”

86% funded

86%funded
$1,290raised
$210to go

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