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Margaret from Kenya raised $1,500 to repair a prolapsed disc in her spine.

Margaret
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Margaret's treatment was fully funded on August 22, 2014.

Photo of Margaret post-operation

February 12, 2015

Margaret received a hemilaminectomy to relieve symptoms of an irritated nerve root in her spine.

Her back surgery was a success!

“She is recovering well!” report her doctors. “Margaret is very happy because she knows that after she has healed she will be able to take better care of her family.”

“Thank you. I already feel better and am not in as much pain,” says Margaret. “My children are so happy that they are seeing me getting better.”

Her back surgery was a success! "She is recovering well!" report her doctors. "Margaret is very happy because she knows that after she ha...

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June 9, 2014

Margaret is a mother of two children, ages eleven and six. She does any type of job that is available to earn money to support them - from washing to cleaning to farming. Margaret’s husband is a street salesman at their local bus stop. The couple spends almost all of their earnings on their youngest son, who has health problems of his own.

Margaret recently experienced a disk prolapse, a condition in which one disc in a her spinal column bulges out and often makes contact with nerves on the spine. This gives her severe back pain and numbness her legs. “I am used to working hard,” Margaret says, “but when the pain starts, I feel as though my back is breaking and I cannot do anything. I want to be well again and take care of my family.”

For $1500, we can give Margaret a hemilaminectomy. This surgery will help alleviate the symptoms of an impinged or irritated nerve root in the spine. The procedure will also create more space in the spinal canal and release Margaret’s nerve tissue from pressure. Doctors at our medical partner expect that after the surgery, Margaret will no longer be in pain and will be able to take care of her family.

Margaret is a mother of two children, ages eleven and six. She does any type of job that is available to earn money to support them - from w...

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Margaret's Timeline

  • June 9, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Margaret was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 12, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Margaret 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.

  • August 12, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Margaret's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 22, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Margaret's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Margaret. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

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