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Grace is a middle-aged single mother from Kenya who needs $788 to fund laparotomy surgery to remove her gallbladder.

Grace
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  • $215 raised, $573 to go
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November 2, 2022

Grace is a 50-year-old living in the Nairobi area of Kenya. She is a mother of three children, but shared that she has separated from their father. Her youngest child is in school, and the older children are a 31-year-old handy worker and a 29-year-old preacher trainee.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Grace was doing well financially. She used to sell secondhand clothes at Gikomba market and was able to earn a living and support her children. The Covid outbreak and the subsequent lock downs have made her life and that of her children very difficult, and she is now struggling to pay off a loan.

Her condition started back in 2014. She started having abdominal pains and discomfort. The condition became worse about three years ago when pain became severe with a lot of sweating. She has been going to different hospitals and getting treatment without much help. A scan showed that she has cholelithiasis. She has now come to our medical partner’s care center Nazareth Hospital and the surgeon recommended a cholecystectomy.

Unfortunately, Grace cannot afford the fee for this surgery and needs help to raise the $788 required for it. If not treated, she will continue to have the pain and risks serious complications.

Grace says, “I am desperate because the pain is too much, I can’t do my housework well and even my work. I have no one to turn to so I kindly request for support to have this surgery so that my life can be normal again.”

Grace is a 50-year-old living in the Nairobi area of Kenya. She is a mother of three children, but shared that she has separated from their ...

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Grace's Timeline

  • November 2, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Grace was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 4, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Grace's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 7, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Grace 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Grace is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Grace's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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

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