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Success! Mary from Kenya raised $750 to fund abdominal surgery.

Mary
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  • $750 raised, $0 to go
$750
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mary's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Mary post-operation

October 7, 2018

Mary underwent abdominal surgery.

Mary had successful treatment and was excited as she went home. She is now relieved of the severe pain she used to experience.

She says, “I can’t believe that I am spending a day without pain. I am excited and happy that soon I will be back to work and earn for myself and not depend on my parents again. God bless Watsi.”

Mary had successful treatment and was excited as she went home. She is now relieved of the severe pain she used to experience. She says, ...

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September 5, 2018

Mary is a woman from Kenya. She is the youngest in a family of three children and has one child, who is five years old. Her parents are farmers, and her mother also sells green vegetables at the market to support the family. Currently, Mary works at a bar to support her child.

Four weeks ago, Mary developed severe pain on her right side. Due to the pain, she was unable to go to work and do her normal chores. She went to a hospital, where an ultrasound scan showed she has cholelithiasis, or gallstones. She needs to undergo abdominal surgery to treat the condition. If not treated, Mary may experience complications, such as obstruction of the bile duct or inflammation of the gall bladder.

Fortunately, surgery is scheduled for September 6. This procedure will cost $750.

Mary is a woman from Kenya. She is the youngest in a family of three children and has one child, who is five years old. Her parents are farm...

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Mary's Timeline

  • September 5, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 6, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mary received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • September 22, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 7, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mary's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 5, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mary's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - Laparotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $750 for Mary's treatment
Hospital Fees
$493
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$39
Supplies
$107
Labs
$85
Radiology
$26

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Collins

Collins is seventh grade student and is looking forward to finishing his primary school studies. He is the second born in a family of three children. His father is a motorbike taxi driver but was involved in an accident and broke his hand and is now unable to work. Their family now relies on Collins' mother who does laundry work and house chores to earn a living for their family. Collins is a happy and talkative boy. When he was young, his parents noticed his health condition took him to a nearby hospital for treatment. There he was examined but was not able to receive care at that time. His parents were not satisfied and went to another hospital where they recommended surgery. His family has not been able to cover the cost and Collins has not yet been treated. Fortunately, their church pastor heard about Collins’ condition and referred them to our medical partner's care center, BethanyKids Hospital. Collins was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Collins has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Collins will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on April 12th. AMH is requesting $646 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Collins’ mother says, “I used to feel bad about myself previously as I could not afford to cater for my son’s treatment. Now I’m happy with the progress and what God is doing in Collins’ life. We hope for the best with the surgery.”

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