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Salome from Kenya raised $215 to get healthy.

Salome
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  • $215 raised, $0 to go
$215
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Salome's treatment was fully funded on March 11, 2013.

Photo of Salome post-operation

Salome is excited to be home with her new baby (wrapped cozily in the blanket above).

“My delivery was safe and good since I was attended to by a skilled person in the health facility,” says Salome. “I was able to avoid any complication caused by home delivery.”

"My delivery was safe and good since I was attended to by a skilled person in the health facility," says Salome. "I was able to avoid any co...

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Salome is pregnant and due in July! Her husband is a teacher and together they farm watermelon, onions, maize and cabbage. This will be their second child. She told Lwala Community Alliance that she is feeling good and doesn’t have any complaints.

Let’s keep her feeling that way. For $215 Lwala can keep Salome and the baby healthy. Salome will receive clinical prenatal care, a hospital delivery and a post- birth checkup.

Pregnancy and childbirth are perilous for too many women like Salome, who may not otherwise be able to afford essential care. She recently said, “I hope for a brighter future where my children and I will be in a happy life, healthy and getting an education and everything.” Let’s help Salome on her quest to keep her children happy and healthy.

Salome is pregnant and due in July! Her husband is a teacher and together they farm watermelon, onions, maize and cabbage. This will be the...

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Salome's Timeline

  • March 10, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Salome's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 11, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Salome's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Salome. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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Mu

Mu is a 17-year-old boy who lives with his sister in Mae Sot, Thailand. Before that, he lived with his parents, one older sister, two younger brothers and one younger sister in a refugee camp. His sister works at a non-governmental organisation helping others in need. Around mid-August, Mu woke up one morning with pain in his left knee. At first he thought that the pain would go away on its own and that it was nothing serious. However, when the pain remained a few days later, he told his sister about it. His sister bought him a type of Burmese pain reliever balm to apply on his knee. He applied the balm for a week, but he did not feel any better. When he and his sister noticed that his left knee had become slightly swollen his sister called their father. Mu’s father told them that it could be an ulcer and suggested that they go to a hospital or buy him pain medication to reduce swelling. His sister bought the medication their father had suggested at a pharmacy, and Mu took it for a week. However, he did not feel better, and the swelling did not decrease. Mu was able to have an MRI at Chiang Mai Hospital and now the doctor recommends he undergo surgery to remove a tumor on his left knee. Mu sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund and is now scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on December 17th. He is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care which will enable him to get off of using crutches and back to feeling well again. Mu said, "After I heard from the doctor that my leg does not need to be amputated, I feel so happy."

81% funded

81%funded
$1,217raised
$283to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Mu

Mu is a 17-year-old boy who lives with his sister in Mae Sot, Thailand. Before that, he lived with his parents, one older sister, two younger brothers and one younger sister in a refugee camp. His sister works at a non-governmental organisation helping others in need. Around mid-August, Mu woke up one morning with pain in his left knee. At first he thought that the pain would go away on its own and that it was nothing serious. However, when the pain remained a few days later, he told his sister about it. His sister bought him a type of Burmese pain reliever balm to apply on his knee. He applied the balm for a week, but he did not feel any better. When he and his sister noticed that his left knee had become slightly swollen his sister called their father. Mu’s father told them that it could be an ulcer and suggested that they go to a hospital or buy him pain medication to reduce swelling. His sister bought the medication their father had suggested at a pharmacy, and Mu took it for a week. However, he did not feel better, and the swelling did not decrease. Mu was able to have an MRI at Chiang Mai Hospital and now the doctor recommends he undergo surgery to remove a tumor on his left knee. Mu sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund and is now scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on December 17th. He is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care which will enable him to get off of using crutches and back to feeling well again. Mu said, "After I heard from the doctor that my leg does not need to be amputated, I feel so happy."

81% funded

81%funded
$1,217raised
$283to go