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Success! John from Kenya raised $616 to fund curative laparotomy treatment to get back to working.

John
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Fully funded
John's treatment was fully funded on June 26, 2021.

Photo of John post-operation

July 9, 2021

John underwent curative laparotomy treatment to get back to working.

John had been diagnosed with sigmoid volvulus, a condition in which the colon wraps around itself to cause obstruction. After being scheduled for a sigmoid colectomy to treat the condition, John was admitted and treated with critical financial support from Watsi.

John says, “I feel much better, my stomach pain and worries are gone and am ready to get back to my normal life. ”

John had been diagnosed with sigmoid volvulus, a condition in which the colon wraps around itself to cause obstruction. After being schedule...

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May 25, 2021

John is very talkative and welcoming 46-year-old man. He arrived to the hospital with pain and distention for 3 days before admission to Kijabe Hospital this week. He had an x-ray and an endoscopy on the same day that revealed he has a Sigmoid Volvulus a condition in which the sigmoid colon wraps around itself, causing a closed-loop obstruction. This condition causes continued abdominal discomfort. He’s now scheduled for a laparotomy and sigmoid colectomy to rectify the condition and needs financial support.

Barely two weeks ago, John was very excited that he had found a job and was looking forward to his first day at work. Two days before he had to report to work, he noticed that he had not passed stool for some days. He started feeling uncomfortable but thought that he will be well soon enough. The day he was waiting for had arrived and he reported to work very happily but uncomfortable because his condition had worsened. He opened up to his immediate supervisor who advised him to go back home and seek medical attention. His supervisor went ahead to offer him some money to cater for the transport fee. John went to the terminus and boarded a matatu to head back home. Along the way, the pain worsened and was unbearable and he started vomiting. He requested the driver to drop him off at a nearby hospital. Luckily, the matatu was almost near our medical partner’s care center Kijabe Hospital. The driver pulled over and helped him catch a taxi to Kijabe as fast as he could. He was admitted as an emergency case under the general surgery team.

John is the father of six children, with his firstborn now 20 years old and married. Four of his children are in high school and the youngest is yet to join the school. Eight months ago, John lost his job as a security guard in a flower farm. After he was dismissed, he used the money he was given as service fees to buy a motorcycle, with which he started a bodaboda taxi business. His wife is involved in farming and mostly she sells the farm produce to supplement their family’s earnings.

John shared, “I feel sad for myself and my family because now I cannot do anything to provide for them as I am in hospital. I would really like to go back to work and earn enough for them.”

John is very talkative and welcoming 46-year-old man. He arrived to the hospital with pain and distention for 3 days before admission to Kij...

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John's Timeline

  • May 25, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 25, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    John 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.

  • May 28, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 26, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    John's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 9, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    John's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

Treatment
Curative Laparatomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $616 for John's treatment
Hospital Fees
$543
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$35
Supplies
$0
Labs
$8
Other
$30

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Patience is a primary school teacher from Uganda. Her husband also works as a teacher, and they have four children. Their oldest child is sixteen and in secondary class four, while their youngest is four and in the baby junior class at school. Patience shared that their combined income covers their children’s school fees but is limited in providing for their family’s needs. In addition to teaching, during her time off from the school year, Patience prepares and sells local sorghum porridge. Two years ago, Patience began to experience troubling symptoms, including swelling on her neck. While the swelling was initially painless, she started feeling neck pains as time went on. Currently, she experiences airway obstruction when she sleeps or raises her arms, and she can no longer carry heavy loads. Fortunately, Patience had a friend undergo thyroidectomy surgery at our medical partner’s care center, and they referred her for treatment. Patience’s condition was diagnosed as a non-toxic multinodular goiter. She needs to undergo surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Patience receive treatment. On January 3rd, she will undergo a thyroidectomy, during which surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. AMH is requesting $333 to fund this surgery. Patience shared: “I hope to get well and look normal again through surgery. I will resume teaching as soon as possible after complete recovery.”

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