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Consolata from Kenya raised $800 for a hysterectomy to treat uterine fibroids.

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Consolata's treatment was fully funded on March 11, 2015.

Photo of Consolata post-operation

April 13, 2015

Consolata received a hysterectomy to treat painful uterine fibroids.

“I already feel better. Thank you for supporting my treatment,” says Consolata. “You have renewed my hope in humanity and kindness.”

“Consolata’s surgery was a success! She is no longer likely to develop anemia,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “She is also no longer experiencing pain and fatigue. Consolata will now be able to focus on growing her small business.”

"I already feel better. Thank you for supporting my treatment," says Consolata. "You have renewed my hope in humanity and kindness." "Con...

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February 16, 2015

“I thank God that I came to this hospital and you have given me hope. Thank you,” says Consolata.

Consolata is 47-years-old and lives in Kenya, where she runs a small shop. She’s been experiencing pain due to uterine fibroids.

Our medical partners at the African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF) explain, “Consolata suffers from very heavy menstrual flow, lower back and leg pain and fatigue. She cannot focus fully on growing her small shop because of this condition.”

“She now fully depends on the little her shop makes for her rent and sustenance. Consolata is not able to raise the monies needed for her treatment,” AMHF says.

For only $800, Consolata will receive a total abdominal hysterectomy that will provide great pain relief and reduce her chances of becoming anemic.

After this surgery, AMHF says “Consolata will be able to focus on her shop and she will have a better life ahead. She will no longer be fatigued nor suffer back and leg pains.”

“I thank God that I came to this hospital and you have given me hope. Thank you," says Consolata. Consolata is 47-years-old and lives in ...

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Consolata's Timeline

  • February 16, 2015

    Consolata was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • February 17, 2015

    Consolata received 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.

  • March 01, 2015

    Consolata's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 11, 2015

    Consolata's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 13, 2015

    We received an update on Consolata. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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Wai is a 14-year-old student from Thailand. He temporarily lives with his grandparents and great grandmother in Huay Ka Lote Village in Thailand, but Wai usually lives with his parents across the border in Burma. He came to visit his grandparents during his school break in mid-March 2020 after completing seventh grade, however, he was unable to return to his parents and home when Thailand closed it borders due to COVID-19. His parents are subsistence farmers and they also raise a few chickens, pigs, and goats to sustain their livelihood. When they need money to buy clothes or pay for healthcare, they sell some of their livestock. Meanwhile, his grandparents look after a landowner’s garden and land for 2,000 baht (approx. 67 USD) per month. The income that Wai’s grandparents earn from the landowner is just enough for their daily expenses. Wai is diagnosed with cataract and currently he has lost most of the vision in his right eye and is only able to see light. His right eye also looks red. Aside from that, he has no other symptoms and his eye does not hurt. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Wai. On June 16th, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Wai's natural lens and replace it with an intraocular lens implant. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. “I want to become a farmer when I grow up and follow in my parent’s footsteps, but I also want to become a nurse if I receive a chance to do so. I overheard my parents say that they don’t have enough money to continue supporting my studies once I graduate from grade eight, so I’m not so sure whether I’ll be able to continue my studies after next year,” said Wai.

77% funded

$335to go

Phyo is a two-year-old boy from Thailand. He lives with his parents and sisters and a brother in Fo Fai Village. His parents are originally from Bago Division in Burma and moved to Thailand in search of better job opportunities around 10 years ago. Both of his parents are agricultural day laborers. Phyo’s parents cannot afford to send him or his siblings to school and they are looked after by his six-year-old sister when his parents are working. Phyo was born a healthy baby boy at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). In June 2019, Phyo’s mother noticed that both of Phyo’s testicles were swollen. At first she thought that the swelling was caused by an insect bite and that the swelling would come down on its own. However, the swelling never reduced. Busy with work and since Phyo did no complain of any pain and looked otherwise healthy, his mother did not take him to a clinic or a hospital. In the beginning of November 2019, his mother realized that his testicles were increasing in size and he was uncomfortable. His mother decided to have this checked and brought him to MTC in early November. When they arrived at the clinic, the medic completed a physical examination and gave him antibiotics. The medic also told Phyo’s mother that they could not treat him further because the medic was not completely sure what his diagnosis was. They were told that Phyo would need to receive an x-ray at Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) so that they could diagnose him properly. Since his mother did not have enough money to pay for the x-ray and she had work she had to do at home, she brought Phyo back to their village. At home, Phyo took the antibiotics the medic had given him, which seemed to reduce the size of his testicles. However, on April 7th, 2020, Phyo’s mother noticed that his swelling was increasing in size again and that he could not pass urine nor stool; she became worried when she noted that he ate and drank a lot the whole day. The next day, his mother asked her pastor if they could take them back to MTC, as she did not have enough money to pay for transportation. Their pastor agreed to help them and drove them to the clinic. At MTC Phyo received a physical examination and the medic explained to Phyo’s mother that he might have a hernia. The medic diagnosed him with incarcerated inguinal hernia and told them that he would need to receive surgery at the nearby hospital. Phyo has an inguinal hernia and currently cannot pass urine nor stool. He cannot walk or stand for the past two days as his swelling is severe and uncomfortable. Fortunately, on April 8th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital, our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Phyo's hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 8th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. Phyo's mother said, “I feel very stressed and worried about my son. I can’t help him any further as I don’t have money. His father has also not come back since he went back to Burma [a month ago to take care of his sick parents]. I cannot work and I have no income as we have less work during this time of the year. Sometimes our neighbors have to give us a meal. Now I have a debt of 600 baht (approx. 20 USD) already from my neighbor, without interest.”

82% funded

$260to go

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