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Success! Maryam from Nigeria raised $1,500 to remove painful uterine fibroids.

Maryam
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Maryam's treatment was fully funded on April 4, 2016.
March 17, 2016

27-year-old Maryam lives with her mother in Nigeria. She loves to knit, and has just started a business as a trader.

Recently, Maryam was found to have uterine fibroids, or noncancerous growths of the uterus that typically form during child-bearing years. “Maryam experiences heavy menstrual bleeding, excessive pain, and frequent urination,” our medical partner, Hope for West Africa (HWA), reports.

Though fibroids are not cancerous, they do cause great discomfort and can lead to other conditions, such as anemia. For Maryam, they have impeded her ability to work and help her mother with the family business.

To cure Maryam of the fibroids, she will need to undergo surgery. $1,500 will pay for her surgery and a seven-day stay in the hospital for follow up appointments. After the procedure, “Maryam will be able to work and improve her business,” HWA tells us.

A vibrant young woman, Maryam is most excited to no longer experience pain or a prolonged menstrual flow. “I am looking forward to when I can assist my mother without complaining of pains and to not feel self-conscious,” Maryam shares.

27-year-old Maryam lives with her mother in Nigeria. She loves to knit, and has just started a business as a trader. Recently, Maryam was...

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Maryam's Timeline

  • March 17, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Maryam was submitted by Naomi Danjuma at Hope for West Africa.

  • April 1, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maryam's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 4, 2016
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Maryam was scheduled to receive treatment at Jos University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria. 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.

  • April 4, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maryam's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Maryam's treatment update from Hope for West Africa.

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