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Success! Ruth from Kenya raised $587 to fund gall bladder surgery.

Ruth
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  • $587 raised, $0 to go
$587
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ruth's treatment was fully funded on April 11, 2020.

Photo of Ruth post-operation

February 25, 2020

Ruth underwent gall bladder surgery.

Ruth had been nervous about surgery. However, after the medical team reassured her of the high chance of a successful surgery, she came and had a successful operation. Ruth recovered without any issues and was discharged home after her laparoscopic cholecystectomy. She will be coming for follow-up visits to continue to review her outcomes. Her surgeon is confident that the surgery was helpful to Ruth. She is excited about the support offered by Watsi donors.

Ruth says, “Thank you very much for supporting my surgery. God bless you.”

Ruth had been nervous about surgery. However, after the medical team reassured her of the high chance of a successful surgery, she came and ...

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December 2, 2019

Ruth is the sole breadwinner to her three children after separating with the husband after becoming ill.

Ruth has complained of abdominal pains for some time now. She has had numerous tests to diagnose the pains, been under different medications that only reduce pain from time to time. In 2018, she was hospitalized with complains of persistent abdominal pains. In November, she complained again and this time they sought care in Watsi’s partner facility AIC Kijabe Hospital. CT scanning revealed a gall bladder mass necessitating urgent surgery. Without the surgery, Ruth will be in constant pain and chances of further complications from the mass might imminent.

Ruth sells second-hand clothes to make ends meet. Ruth is not able to meet the cost of surgery. She appeals for help.

Ruth is the sole breadwinner to her three children after separating with the husband after becoming ill. Ruth has complained of abdomina...

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Ruth's Timeline

  • December 2, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ruth was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • December 02, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ruth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 03, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ruth received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital. 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 25, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ruth's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 11, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ruth's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Curative Laparatomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $587 for Ruth's treatment
Hospital Fees
$544
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$35
Supplies
$0
Labs
$8

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Than

Than is a 42-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband, three daughters, three sons, son-in-law and granddaughter. Than and her family moved from Burma to Thailand ten years ago in search of better job opportunities. Her husband, her oldest daughter, one son, and her son-in-law work as day labourers on their employer’s farm, growing and harvesting tapioca, corn, and cabbage. Her two other sons go to school, while her youngest daughter and her granddaughter are too young to go to school. Than and her second oldest daughter are homemakers. On November 7th, 2020, Than discovered that she had an incisional hernia. Currently, Than experiences abdominal pain throughout the week and has to take pain medication to decrease her pain. She feels uncomfortable when she sits, and when she is in pain, she has to walk or lie down for the pain to ease. Fortunately, on January 28th, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital, our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Than's hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 28th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and go about her daily activities normally. Than shared, “I was so happy when I learned that I was to go to Mae Tao Clinic [and later Mae Sot Hospital] for treatment. My children are also happy that I will receive treatment with help from donors.”

73% funded

73%funded
$1,098raised
$402to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Than

Than is a 42-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband, three daughters, three sons, son-in-law and granddaughter. Than and her family moved from Burma to Thailand ten years ago in search of better job opportunities. Her husband, her oldest daughter, one son, and her son-in-law work as day labourers on their employer’s farm, growing and harvesting tapioca, corn, and cabbage. Her two other sons go to school, while her youngest daughter and her granddaughter are too young to go to school. Than and her second oldest daughter are homemakers. On November 7th, 2020, Than discovered that she had an incisional hernia. Currently, Than experiences abdominal pain throughout the week and has to take pain medication to decrease her pain. She feels uncomfortable when she sits, and when she is in pain, she has to walk or lie down for the pain to ease. Fortunately, on January 28th, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital, our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Than's hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 28th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and go about her daily activities normally. Than shared, “I was so happy when I learned that I was to go to Mae Tao Clinic [and later Mae Sot Hospital] for treatment. My children are also happy that I will receive treatment with help from donors.”

73% funded

73%funded
$1,098raised
$402to go