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Success! Bancy from Kenya raised $1,074 to fund an abdominal surgery to heal a painful condition she's had for ten years.

Bancy
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  • $1,074 raised, $0 to go
$1,074
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$0
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Fully funded
Bancy's treatment was fully funded on February 12, 2022.

Photo of Bancy post-operation

March 3, 2022

Bancy underwent an abdominal surgery to finally heal her painful condition.

Bancy had a successful surgery!

Bancy had surgery to treat her Plyoric Stenosis, which had caused her to experience chronic stomach pain for the past ten years. There were no complications during or after the surgery, and she’s recovered well as per the doctor’s expectations. She has been discharged home and her recovery process will continue to be assessed. With this treatment, Bancy will be able to go back to farming without being in constant pain, and live out her life happier and healthier.

Bancy says, “I am happy that now I will be out of pain and at peace. I am so grateful for the support given.”

Bancy had a successful surgery! Bancy had surgery to treat her Plyoric Stenosis, which had caused her to experience chronic stomach pain ...

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December 6, 2021

Bancy shared with us that she has been a widow since 1990 when her husband passed on. She raised her children on her own and they are all adults now. Bancy does small-scale farming on her one-acre ancestral piece of land.

Bancy looks uneasy and eager to get treatment. She’s had stomach pains for the last ten years. She says the prolonged stomach upsets are making her uncomfortable and in pain. The pain has been on and off but worsened this year. She was diagnosed with Pyloric Stenosis, a condition in which the opening between the stomach and small intestine thickens.

Last month before visiting Kijabe Hospital, she had a series of painful instances. She visited a national referral hospital in Nairobi where she was reviewed and an endoscopy requested. She was scheduled for surgery but the cost was too high. She opted to try our medical partner’s care center Kijabe Hospital where the same surgical operation can be carried out. There she can undergo a procedure called gastric antiectomy to finally heal her condition. Bancy is appealing for financial assistance.

She shared, “For the last ten years, I have had prolonged stomach pains that are so uncomfortable. I have sought several interventions but so far have not received any help. I’m hopeful this surgery is my likely solution to my decade-old problem.”

Bancy shared with us that she has been a widow since 1990 when her husband passed on. She raised her children on her own and they are all ad...

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Bancy's Timeline

  • December 6, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 15, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bancy 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.

  • December 16, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bancy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 12, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bancy's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 3, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bancy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
Curative Laparatomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,074 for Bancy's treatment
Hospital Fees
$708
Medical Staff
$29
Medication
$46
Supplies
$161
Labs
$78
Other
$52

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Elibariki

Elibariki is a playful and friends 10-year-old boy. He is the third born child in a family of five children. Elibariki has not started school yet because his parents shared that he cannot walk for a long distance due to his foot. The only school in their village is a long-distance walk for Elibariki and too far for him to manage. Elibariki’s parents are small-scale farmers who depend entirely on their harvest for their food and sell a few of the harvest to get money for other commodities. Elibariki was involved in a fire accident when he was three years old. At home, they have an open fireplace outside their house that serves as a cooking area. His mother had prepared breakfast that morning and there were still a few charcoals burning below the hot ashes. Elibariki and his siblings were playing around the fireplace when Elibariki accidentally stepped into the fire with his left foot. Access to medical care was out of reach for their family, so his parents treated him using herbal medicines. Now he is having difficulty walking. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Elibariki receive treatment. On March 15th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery and he will be able to walk much better and without pain and discomfort. Now, their family needs help to fund this $639 procedure. Elibariki’s father says, “We always hoped one day we would find the money to take him to a hospital.”

42% funded

42%funded
$270raised
$369to go

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