Success! Maria from Kenya raised $788 to fund laparotomy surgery to remove her gall bladder and live pain-free.

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Maria's treatment was fully funded on March 22, 2023.
  • Maria's story
  • Maria's update
October 31, 2022

Photo of Maria post-operation

March 30, 2023

Maria underwent laparotomy surgery to remove her gallbladder and live pain-free.

Maria had a successful surgery and recovered well post-surgery. In the hospital ward she was happy and appreciated a lot all the support giv...

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Maria's Timeline

  • October 31, 2022

    Maria was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 3, 2022

    Maria 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.

  • November 3, 2022

    Maria's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 22, 2023

    Maria's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 30, 2023

    Maria's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

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Theare is a 15-year-old student from Cambodia. He has two older brothers and they live with their grandmother and cousins in Battambang province. His parents are divorced and his mother works in a clothing factory in another province to support her children. In school, he is in grade five and enjoys classes about Khmer history. He would like to be a teacher when he is older. At home, he enjoys soccer, but cannot play due to his condition. Two years ago, he was riding with his brother on a motorbike and fell, suffering a severe injury to his left tibia or shin. His leg became red, swollen, and painful. His grandmother took him to a local hospital, where he had several different surgeries. Unfortunately, none of the surgeries repaired his leg and has since been diagnosed with a delayed union fracture or a fracture that will not heal without intervention. The local surgeons told his grandmother they could not do any more surgery to fix his leg as Theare needed a more complicated procedure that would entail internal fixation and bone grafting. His current condition hinders his mobility, forcing him to rely on crutches and endure constant pain, impeding his ability to keep up with school and indulge in his love for soccer. When Theare learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for six hours seeking treatment. On March 12th, surgeons at CSC will perform a joint arthrodesis procedure to fuse his left tibia and to correct the non-union. This will help him walk unaided and help relieve the pain. Now, Theare needs help to fund this $600 procedure. Theare said, "I hope to walk with no pain and continue my schooling."

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