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Phyllis from Kenya raised $740 for a mastectomy to stop the spread of breast cancer.

Phyllis
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Phyllis's treatment was fully funded on June 19, 2015.

Photo of Phyllis post-operation

July 20, 2015

Phyllis received a mastectomy to stop the spread of breast cancer.

“Phyllis is recovering well from the successful mastectomy,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), reports. “She is getting ready to start chemotherapy sessions to ensure that all the cancer cells are killed. The pain in her breast and arm has gone and Phyllis is looking forward to recovering fully so that she can go back to working on her farm.”

“I feel very optimistic about my future,” Phyllis shares. “I thank you for helping me get the surgery I needed. I am looking forward to recovering.”

"Phyllis is recovering well from the successful mastectomy,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), reports. “Sh...

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June 8, 2015

“Phyllis first noticed a lump in her left breast two years ago,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), reports. “She did not pay it much attention. A year later, while hospitalized with pneumonia, the lump was biopsied and she was informed that she had breast cancer.”

Phyllis, a 61-year-old mother from Kenya, visited several hospitals after receiving her diagnosis. But after extensive consultation, “she lost hope due to the high cost of the treatment,” says AMHF.

Phyllis is married with five children. She works on a farm with her husband to support her family, but has been unable to work recently due to pain on her upper left side.

Phyllis needs a mastectomy to remove the mass, and prevent the cancer from spreading to other organs. “If not treated soon,” AMHF continues, “the cancer could spread to other vital organs in Phyllis’ body and this could result in death.” A mastectomy will cost $740.

“I did not know that the small lump in my breast could be such a serious issue,” Phyllis tells us. “I thought I had been bitten by a spider. I thank God that it is not too late for me to get treated. Thank you for helping my family with the cost of my treatment.”

“Phyllis first noticed a lump in her left breast two years ago,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), reports....

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Phyllis's Timeline

  • June 8, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 9, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Phyllis received 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.

  • June 11, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Phyllis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 19, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Phyllis's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 20, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Phyllis. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

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Queen

Queen is a six-year-old girl and the first born child in a family of two children. She and her younger brother are cared for by their grandparents as their mother sadly passed away in 2018 and their father is absent. Queen has been happily helping her grandmother with little home chores like washing dishes, sweeping the compound, and sometimes cooking. Both grandparents depend entirely on small scale farming of maize, vegetables, and bananas. As her name suggests, Queen is a nice and charming student who was to join first-grade early this year but unfortunately during the December holidays last year, she was involved in a painful fire accident. One day, Queen was helping her grandmother prepare porridge on a three stone fire place. Unknowingly, her dress caught on fire and badly injured her legs. Her wound healed, but burn scar contractures developed because of the tightened the skin around her legs. As a result, this has limited her ability to stand, walk, and enjoy her daily activities with her grandmother. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Queen receive treatment to relieve her pain. On August 5th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her walk again. Now, she needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Queen’s uncle says: “She used to be the one helping her grandmother who has already aged up but with her condition right now her grandmother has to help her do everything. Please help my niece.”

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$717raised
$157to go

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