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Catherine from Kenya raised $790 for a hysterectomy.

Catherine
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  • $790 raised, $0 to go
$790
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$0
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Fully funded
Catherine's treatment was fully funded on February 23, 2015.
June 17, 2015

Catherine chose to seek alternative treatment instead of surgery.

“Unfortunately, Catherine did not turn up for surgery,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “Catherine changed her mind about having surgery and went to seek alternative treatment. It is possible she is afraid of surgery and is managing the condition and symptoms with alternative treatment.”

"Unfortunately, Catherine did not turn up for surgery," says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. "Catherine changed ...

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January 28, 2015

“This non stop bleeding is worrying. I hope Watsi will support me so that I can be well and take care of my children,” shares Catherine.

Say hi to Catherine, a 46-year-old mother of six from Kenya. For three weeks, Catherine has been experiencing lower abdominal and uterine bleeding caused by noncancerous tumors, or fibroids, in Catherine’s uterus. Due to the bleeding masses in her uterus, Catherine is now at risk for severe anemia. The growth of the fibroids could also affect other body organs.

Catherine is a very social woman, with leadership positions in her women groups. She and her husband are farmers and depend on farm produce for their basic needs and the education of their children. To supplement the family income, Catherine’s husband also seeks out casual work. The bleeding and pain has persisted and Catherine can no longer socialize with her friends, neighbors, or women groups.

Doctors at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), have recommended a total abdominal hysterectomy, a surgery Catherine’s family is unable to afford. We can fund a successful surgery for $790. “We expect after a total abdominal hysterectomy, Catherine will recover fully,” AMHF doctors describe. “She will be able to lead her women groups and take care of her children.”

Let’s help this social mother get back to participating in her daily activities!

“This non stop bleeding is worrying. I hope Watsi will support me so that I can be well and take care of my children,” shares Catherine. ...

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Catherine's Timeline

  • January 28, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Catherine was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 4, 2015
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Catherine was scheduled to receive 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.

  • February 13, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Catherine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 17, 2015
    FUNDING ENDED

    Catherine is no longer raising funds.

  • June 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Catherine's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

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Funded by 17 donors

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Shallon

Shallon is a farmer from Uganda. She completed primary school class six and then had to leave school. Together with her husband, they have 6 children, including a set of twins. They live in a two-roomed mud-built house. Their firstborn child is 14 years old while the last borns are in junior class and aged 5 years. Shallon and her husband work hard to meet all the daily needs of their family. During her free time, she enjoys tending to her family and spending time with her children. Shallon is currently expecting twins. Her doctors recommend that she deliver via a Caesarean section because she has a twin pregnancy, and one of the twins is lying transversely, or sideways. Shallon received a full antenatal package at a local health centre and when she drew closer to the expected day of delivery, she came to Rushoroza Hospital. She was reviewed and surgery was recommended. An attempt to deliver normally could rupture Shallon's uterus. She is not able to meet the cost of surgery and is appealing for help. By delivering her babies via C-section, doctors can ensure the safety of both mother and children. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Shallon undergo a C-Section on August 18th. This procedure will cost $207, and Shallon requests your support. Shallon says, “I pray for a successful surgery. I will resume farming alongside my husband as soon as I get well to be able to continue supporting and taking good care of my family.”

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