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Gladys from Kenya raised $740 to treat breast cancer.

Gladys
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  • $740 raised, $0 to go
$740
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Gladys's treatment was fully funded on February 6, 2015.

Photo of Gladys post-operation

February 17, 2015

Gladys received a mastectomy to treat her breast cancer.

Gladys’ surgery was a success!

“God will bless you for all the great work that you are doing in people’s lives,” said Gladys. “Please continue helping the poor. I have nothing to give but my prayers and gratitude.”

Gladys' surgery was a success! “God will bless you for all the great work that you are doing in people’s lives," said Gladys. "Please con...

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January 18, 2015

Meet Gladys, a 56-year-old mother of six from Kenya. Gladys is a widower and to support her large family she grows maize and beans on a small farm that her late husband inherited from his ancestors.

During a free cancer screening in her village, doctors discovered a lump on Gladys’ right breast. She was later diagnosed with breast cancer.

To treat Gladys’ cancer and to prevent it from spreading to other organs she will undergo a mastectomy, a surgical procedure to remove her breast tissue. If the surgery is not done soon, the cancer could spread. As the cancer progresses Gladys will become sickly and will no longer be able to work on her farm.

For $740 Gladys will receive the surgery that she needs. “My children depend on me and I need to be healthy so that I can continue working on my farm,” says Gladys. African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner, tells us that after surgery Gladys is expected to recover and be able to continue to work on the farm and support her family. Let’s help Gladys and her children by funding this surgery!

Meet Gladys, a 56-year-old mother of six from Kenya. Gladys is a widower and to support her large family she grows maize and beans on a smal...

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Gladys's Timeline

  • January 18, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 19, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gladys 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.

  • February 02, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gladys's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 06, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gladys's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Gladys. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.