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Teresia from Kenya raised $940 to treat a post-mastectomy wound.

Teresia
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  • $940 raised, $0 to go
$940
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Teresia's treatment was fully funded on June 21, 2015.
June 9, 2015

Meet Teresia, a 36-year-old woman from Kenya. “Teresia is married and a mother of four. Her eldest son has just finished high school and is hoping to join a college or university, while the rest are still in school,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “Teresia lives in her matrimonial rural home and works on their one acre of land (she has planted maize) while her husband lives in the city and works at a gas station.”

Two weeks ago, Teresia had a mastectomy to prevent the spread of breast cancer. To fund this treatment, Teresia and her husband raised over $1,000. However, she developed post-surgical complications, and needs a second surgery to treat a post-surgical wound.

Teresia needs to undergo debridement, the removal of infected tissue, and a skin graft, the transplantation of skin, to treat her open wound. She does not have the funds for this additional surgery, which will cost $940.

“If the surgery is not done soon, Teresia could develop an infection which would further complicate her recovery,” explains AMHF.

“I thank God for sending you our way,” says Teresia. “My husband has been worrying about how we will be able to pay for this treatment. I want to get well soon so that I can go back to working on our farm.”

Meet Teresia, a 36-year-old woman from Kenya. "Teresia is married and a mother of four. Her eldest son has just finished high school and is ...

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Teresia's Timeline

  • June 9, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Teresia was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • June 10, 2015
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Teresia was scheduled to receive treatment. 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.

  • June 15, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Teresia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 21, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Teresia's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Teresia's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

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