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Florence from Kenya raised $790 for a total abdominal hysterectomy.

Florence
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  • $790 raised, $127 to go
$790
raised
$127
to go
Fully funded
Florence's treatment was fully funded on July 14, 2015.

Photo of Florence post-operation

August 2, 2015

Florence received a total abdominal hysterectomy.

Doctors were able to remove Florence’s uterus and cervix after discovering an abnormal growth in her uterus. According to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), “Florence successfully underwent surgery. She will now be free from the chronic pain and be able to pass urine without difficulty. Florence will now be able to have a full social life.”

AMHF continues, “As Florence went home she looked cheerful and was full of smiles, unlike the gloomy face that she had on during admission to the hospital.”

Florence expresses, “I feel so relieved and happy. I will soon be able to serve my family. God bless Watsi and all those who assisted me!”

Doctors were able to remove Florence's uterus and cervix after discovering an abnormal growth in her uterus. According to our medical partne...

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July 2, 2015

Meet Florence, a 46-year-old wife and mother of five children from Kenya. Florence lives with her husband and children in a rural Kenyan village. While Florence takes care of the children at home, “her husband and first born son work in a butchery,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).

According to AMHF, over the past year and a half Florence has experienced “lower abdominal pain, discomfort and difficulty in passing urine.” Florence and her husband visited several hospitals hoping for successful treatment, but her condition was never properly diagnosed. After each hospital visit, Florence would be prescribed medicine only to have her symptoms reappear shortly thereafter.

Eventually, “a CT scan revealed that Florence has adenomyosis” — a typically benign condition that is diagnosed mainly among middle-aged women. The condition occurs when the innermost part of the uterus, the endometrium, extends into the muscular wall of the uterus. Despite having moved into the muscular wall, the endometrial tissue continues to act as it did before being displaced, which usually results in an enlarged uterus and abdominal discomfort, as is the case with Florence.

To treat her adenomyosis, $790 will cover all of the necessary costs for Florence to receive a total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH). This operation will remove her uterus and cervix, ensuring that the problem will not return in the future. The total cost of treatment also includes five days of hospital care and the necessary laboratory tests for a successful surgery.

“We expect that a TAH for Florence shall alleviate her of the chronic pain she currently experiences,” adds AMHF.

Relieved by the prospect of receiving treatment, Florence shares, “This problem has made my life very difficult. I hope the operation will be successful so that I can continue serving my family.”

Meet Florence, a 46-year-old wife and mother of five children from Kenya. Florence lives with her husband and children in a rural Kenyan vil...

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Florence's Timeline

  • July 2, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Florence was submitted by Sarah Mwangi, Program Manager at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 5, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Florence's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 10, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Florence received treatment. 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.

  • July 14, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Florence's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 2, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Florence. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

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