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Esther is mom-of-two from Kenya who needs $750 to fund gallbladder treatment.

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March 25, 2020

Esther is a 32-year-old mother of two from central Kenya. She recently separated with her husband, who left with all the belongings they had bought together for the family. Despite coming around from time to time, he does not support the family. Esther shared that she borrowed a TV set for her children since the one they had was carried away.

For the last five years, Esther has been having abdominal pains; sometimes severe. She has been to many hospitals, taken many drugs but the problem persisted. Esther’s condition is becoming worse by the fact that she is currently not able to work due to a fall she had in 2017, where she hurt her back but feels better now.

A friend advised her to try visiting Nazareth hospital. Our doctor ordered an ultrasound that showed multiple gallstones. He advised a cholecystectomy but Esther is not in a position to pay for this treatment. Before, she used to run a small shop but now does not work and depends on her sisters and brother for her family’s basic needs.

If not treated Esther may have complications such as blocked bile duct, pancreatic duct or even gall bladder cancer.

“I request for help to undergo this treatment and God will bless you. I am confident I will be well and can’t wait to see myself back to my normal life and taking care of my children,” said Esther.

Esther is a 32-year-old mother of two from central Kenya. She recently separated with her husband, who left with all the belongings they had...

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Esther's Timeline

  • March 25, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Esther was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • March 26, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Esther received treatment at Nazareth Hospital. 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 26, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Esther's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 27, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Esther's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Esther is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - Laparotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $750 for Esther's treatment
Hospital Fees
$493
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$39
Supplies
$107
Labs
$85
Radiology
$26

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