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Maria is a 59-year-old from Kenya who needs $788 to fund laparotomy surgery to remove her gall bladder and live pain-free.

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October 31, 2022

Maria is a 59-year-old lady from Kenya. She is married and has six children; all grown up and working manual jobs to support themselves. Maria and her husband depend on their small farm.

For over 5 years Maria has had abdominal pains, especially in the epigastric region. She has been treated many times in different hospitals. This year the pain became much worse and a scan showed a she has cholelithiasis.

She came to Nazareth Hospital and our partner surgeon advised her to have a laparotomy. Unfortunately, due to hereconomic status, Maria and her family cannot manage to raise the $788 cost for this treatment. If not treated, Maria will continue to have the pain and may have more complications like pancreatitis or gall bladder obstruction.

“I have stayed in pain for many years and even my children are tired of taking me to the hospital every time. I am kindly hoping to have this sponsorship so that I can be treated once and for all so that my life can be normal again. My family lives a life of struggle, we cannot make it to pay for this surgery, so I will appreciate and thank God if helped,” said Maria quietly.

Maria is a 59-year-old lady from Kenya. She is married and has six children; all grown up and working manual jobs to support themselves. Mar...

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Maria's Timeline

  • October 31, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 3, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Maria was scheduled to receive 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
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maria's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Maria is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Maria's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - Laparotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $788 for Maria's treatment
Hospital Fees
$493
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$39
Supplies
$107
Labs
$85
Radiology
$26
Other
$38

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