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Success! Judith from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund back surgery.

Judith
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Judith's treatment was fully funded on November 19, 2019.

Photo of Judith post-operation

January 13, 2020

Judith underwent back surgery.

Judith had successful spinal fusion surgery. Her walking ability has improved immensely and the pain greatly reduced.

“I lack words to express my joy. I was scared of losing my ability to walk, but I am glad I can now get help from here,” says Judith.

Judith had successful spinal fusion surgery. Her walking ability has improved immensely and the pain greatly reduced. “I lack words to ex...

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September 4, 2019

Judith is a middle-aged woman with lower back pain problem that has persisted for over 8 years. Judith has tried managing the condition with injections, medical pills and physiotherapy sessions. The interventions have not been fruitful as she recently started using a walking stick to attain balance. Judith was referred to our facility by a neighbour and upon MRI imaging, she had spinal fusion surgery recommended. If not treated, the pain will persist which might weaken her walking gait further.

Judith is a mother of three children and used to work on their farm for subsistence farming but has since stopped. Her husband is employed as a timber yard operator. The family is not able to raise the total funds needed for her surgery and they appeal for financial assistance.

Judith is a middle-aged woman with lower back pain problem that has persisted for over 8 years. Judith has tried managing the condition with...

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Judith's Timeline

  • September 4, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Judith was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • September 09, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Judith's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 04, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Judith received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • November 19, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Judith's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 13, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Judith's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Spinal Fusion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,090 for Judith's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,590 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,476
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$107
Supplies
$0
Labs
$112
Other
$395

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Mai

Mai is a 23-year-old woman from Burma. Lway lives with her parents and two sisters in Northern Shan State. Since she was three years old, Mai has suffered from an enlarged thyroid but her parents were able afford to take her to a clinic only when Mai was in grade seven. By then, the lump on Mai's throat has become noticeable. At the clinic, the doctor examined her neck and prescribed her medication. After a month, although Mai felt like her neck was still in the same size as before, the doctor told her that her goiter had been cured. Three years later, Mai's neck started to grow bigger. Having no money in hand, her parents did not take her any clinics although there was a tightness in her throat and it was uncomfortable for Mai to move her neck to the side. In 2018, Mai was selected to attend a training in Mae Sot. After her training, she was put in for an internship at Mae Tao Clinc (MTC). Through an advice from one of her trainers, Mai went to Mae Sot Hospital, where the doctor examined her and prescribe her medications. After three months of taking the medications, the doctor finally told her that she needed a surgery. Mai looks forward to receiving surgery soon. She plans to go back to her native town and work as an assistant health worker, after she has completed her treatment. Mai said, “When I told my parents that BCMF would provide support for my surgery, they’re very happy. They have been worried for me for a long time already. I would like to say a big thank you to BCMF for supporting my surgery. I’m very excited to be freed from this condition. I have suffered from this goiter for a long time!”

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$1,062raised
$438to go

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