Success! Rosa from Guatemala raised $367 for rheumatoid arthritis treatment and management.

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Fully funded
Rosa's treatment was fully funded on August 13, 2016.
  • Rosa's story
  • Rosa's update
July 8, 2016

Photo of Rosa post-operation

January 9, 2017

Rosa is successfully managing her rheumatoid arthritis.

For several months, Rosa has used medications to control her rheumatoid arthritis, and she can really tell the difference. She is now able t...

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Rosa's Timeline

  • July 8, 2016

    Rosa was submitted by Jessica Hawkins at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • July 11, 2016

    Rosa received treatment at Clinic Panajachel in Guatemala. 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 8, 2016

    Rosa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 13, 2016

    Rosa's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 9, 2017

    Rosa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

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Kanha is a 21-year-old woman from Cambodia who lives with her family. She has three brothers and two sisters who also still live at home with their parents. Because of an unknown birth condition, she does not speak, so she has never attended school. She occasionally helps out her family by harvesting fruit from local orchards to earn extra income. On March 4th, Kanha fell from a mango tree while collecting fruit and injured her back. She experiences severe pain in her neck and back and is unable to walk. Her family took her to a local provincial hospital, but they could not pay for her care. Instead, the doctors recommended that the family drive four hours to the capital city of Phnom Penh for treatment. She has been diagnosed with a fractured spin and requires surgery. Fortunately, our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping Kanha receive treatment. On March 10th, doctors at CSC will perform a spinal laminectomy with metal implants to stabilize her spinal column. A laminectomy enlarges the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord. Now, Kanha and her family need help raising $1,500 to fund her procedure and care. The cost includes hospitalization, surgery, implants, physical therapy, and medications. After recovery, Kanha's pain should improve significantly, and she should have full mobility after four to eight weeks. Kanha's mother shared, "we hope after surgery, my daughter will no longer be in pain and will be able to walk."

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