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Success! Mary from Kenya raised $788 to fund a laparotomy.

Mary
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  • $788 raised, $0 to go
$788
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mary's treatment was fully funded on May 7, 2021.

Photo of Mary post-operation

May 24, 2021

Mary underwent a laparotomy and is feeling really well.

Mary successfully underwent a cholecystectomy. She was relieved and so happy to finally have this treatment. This solves her 4-year-long problem of pain and visits to different facilities. She is now safe from complications including gall bladder inflammation and bile duct inflammation and can regain her normal life.

“I thank God for going to the operating theater and coming out well. Please tell my sponsors I am very grateful for their support. At least now I can relate with my friends and family without isolating myself because of pain,” said Mary.

Mary successfully underwent a cholecystectomy. She was relieved and so happy to finally have this treatment. This solves her 4-year-long pro...

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March 30, 2021

Mary is a 46-year-old mother with two children aged 28 and 25 years old. Mary takes care of her family, while her husband is a casual laborer at construction sites.

Mary was generally in good health until a few years ago, when she started having upper abdominal pain. To treat her condition, Mary visited many hospitals that provided her with pain medication. She also underwent a scan that showed she had gallstones, but was told treatment would not remove them. Fortunately, Mary’s pastor and other friends advised her to come to Nazareth Hospital for another opinion, where a surgeon confirmed she had gallstones and advised that she undergo a cholecystectomy procedure for treatment. If not treated, Mary will continue to experience pain, and her condition could develop into bladder inflammation and bile duct inflammation.

Mary will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. She is scheduled to undergo a laparotomy to start treatment for her gallstones on April 1st, and the procedure will cost $788. Once recovered, she will hopefully be free of pain and able to return to her daily life activities.

Mary shared, “I have had a lot of pain and have gone to very many places seeking treatment for the last four years. I kindly hope and plead for help so that I can be well and regain my normal life.”

Mary is a 46-year-old mother with two children aged 28 and 25 years old. Mary takes care of her family, while her husband is a casual labore...

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Mary's Timeline

  • March 30, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mary was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 4, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 8, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mary 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.

  • May 7, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mary's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 24, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mary's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

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

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