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Success! Ann from Kenya raised $1,500 for spinal fusion surgery.

Ann
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Fully funded
Ann's treatment was fully funded on September 27, 2016.

Photo of Ann post-operation

October 17, 2016

Ann received spinal fusion surgery.

Ann had a successful surgery in our facility. The surgery eliminated pain she was having when walking, and her risk of permanent disability was reduced after the surgery. Ann will have several clinical visits to assess her healing progress. After full recovery, Ann will be able to walk and move around with ease.

“Thank you for the help,” Ann shared. “I am grateful and optimistic that I will be able to work with much ease for my family.”

Ann had a successful surgery in our facility. The surgery eliminated pain she was having when walking, and her risk of permanent disability ...

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August 12, 2016

Ann is a middle aged woman from Nakuru, Kenya. She is a mother to two children. Her husband has hip problems and has not been able to work since 2013. The family relies on help from neighbors, and they live in a four roomed house, which is incomplete as the husband got sick before its completion. He was the sole provider of the family. Ann used to sell cakes to supplement her family income. She has since stopped as she is not able to walk with ease.

In 2013 September, Ann complained of back pains and made several visits to the hospital. She was given pain management drugs. She needed an x-ray which she took after several months due to financial burdens. The images indicated swollen veins and muscle on her back and legs. In 2015, after several clinical visits, she had an MRI done which indicated that Ann had arthritis. Ann is not able to walk or move with ease and has thus stopped working. She has to rely on friends to assist her as her husband is bedridden.

If not treated, Ann will continue having a lot of pain and numbness. She risks having permanent disability. Surgery was recommended but she has not been able to raise the amount needed. A spinal fusion will cost $1500, and is expected to significantly improve Ann’s condition.

“I want to be well to work and provide for my family,” Ann shared.

Ann is a middle aged woman from Nakuru, Kenya. She is a mother to two children. Her husband has hip problems and has not been able to work s...

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Ann's Timeline

  • August 12, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 15, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ann received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • August 29, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ann's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 27, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ann's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 17, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ann's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 39 donors

Funded by 39 donors

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Meet another patient you can support

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Dar

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