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Rechael is a widow and young mother from Kenya who needs $788 to fund surgery to remove her gallbladder.

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November 7, 2022

Rechael is a 38-year-old widow and mother of three children, who works in a small grocery store. Her husband died in a traffic accident in 2018, and her life changed dramatically as a result. Her husband’s family sent her away with the children, and since her mother had also died earlier, she shared with us that she had nowhere to go. Her aunt agreed to have Rachael and her children come live with her.

Rechael was accompanied by her aunt and uncle when she came to Nazareth Hospital this week. She was very anxious, and when she started narrating her story she began to cry. She had become depressed, had experienced periodic upper abdominal pains, and occasional vomiting. She has been admitted at hospitals three times, and a scan showed that she had gallstones. Doctors advised that she have surgery to heal her condition. Unfortunately, she is unable to pay the $788 needed for this surgery.

If not treated, Rechael will continue to experience these symptoms, and could develop complications such as pancreatitis, or obstruction of the gallbladder among others.

“I am desperate and don’t know what to do. I can only depend on my family, and they are not in a position to help. I pray for help so that at least my life can be normal again for the sake of my children,” said Rechael.

Rechael is a 38-year-old widow and mother of three children, who works in a small grocery store. Her husband died in a traffic accident in 2...

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Rechael's Timeline

  • November 7, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 10, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Rechael 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.

  • November 15, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rechael's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Rechael is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Rechael's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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

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