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Success! Recho from Kenya raised $641 to fund thyroid removal surgery.

Recho
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  • $641 raised, $0 to go
$641
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Recho's treatment was fully funded on November 16, 2017.

Photo of Recho post-operation

August 3, 2017

Recho underwent thyroid removal surgery.

Recho’s surgery was successful, but one day after surgery, she developed hypocalcemia. She is still receiving treatment and medical observation, but her symptoms are improving and she is on the road to recovery.

She says, “I was really worried about what would happen during the surgery but God is great.”

Recho's surgery was successful, but one day after surgery, she developed hypocalcemia. She is still receiving treatment and medical observat...

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June 13, 2017

Recho is a 39-year-old farmer from Kenya who plants maize and beans. She lives with her husband and four children.

In 2000, Recho started to experience heart palpitations and insomnia. She decided to visit the hospital where the doctors presumed that the symptoms were due to her pregnancy. She was given some medication and it got better. Later that year, however, Recho noted a mass in her neck that prompted her to return to the hospital. There, she was diagnosed with an enlarged thyroid and surgery was recommended.

Seeking treatment through our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, Recho is scheduled to undergo thyroid removal surgery on June 20. Although she is able to contribute $52 to the cost of her treatment, she is still in need of $641 to cover the rest of the expenses.

“I never experienced parental love and care in my life, my mother died when I was a few months old and my father left us with my grandmother for another family. I love my children and I don’t want them to experience the same,” says Recho.

Recho is a 39-year-old farmer from Kenya who plants maize and beans. She lives with her husband and four children. In 2000, Recho starte...

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Recho's Timeline

  • June 13, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 20, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Recho received treatment at AIC Kapsowar Hospital.

  • June 29, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Recho's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 03, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Recho's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 16, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Recho's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Thyroidectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $641 for Recho's treatment
Hospital Fees
$227
Medical Staff
$247
Medication
$50
Supplies
$86
Labs
$31

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Iyan

Just one month old, Iyan lives with his parents and two older siblings in a one-room rental house in Kenya. His parents are subsistence farmers without an external source of income. Iyan was born with spina bifida, a condition in which the spine does not form completely. His spinal cord and its surrounding membranes protrude through an opening in his backbone, forming a sac on his lower back. As a result, Iyan's spinal cord is exposed, making him vulnerable to infection and loss of muscle function in his lower limbs. Iyan's mother did not know what the mass on his lower back meant until she took him to a district hospital. There, the medical team changed the dressing on Iyan's back for two days. A doctor explained to his mother the risks of his condition and referred them to our medical partner's care center for specialized treatment. Iyan underwent surgery to place his spinal cord and nerves back inside his spine, cover them with membranes, and close the opening on his back. Now, Iyan’s head is increasing in size, and a CT scan has revealed excess fluid accumulation in his skull. This condition, known as hydrocephalus, may lead to a progressive increase in head circumference, brain damage, loss of sight, and even death if not treated. Iyan's family used the little amount of money they had on the CT scan, and they are not able to raise funds for his continued care. Watsi's medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), requests $685 to pay for an operation to insert a shunt in Iyan's head to drain the excess fluid and transport it to his abdomen, where it can be resorbed by the body. Funding for Iyan also pays for five days of hospital care, blood tests, a second CT scan, pain medicine, and antibiotics. Iyan's surgery is scheduled for July 20. "I am pleading for help to see our only boy gets well," says Iyan’s mother. Let's help make that happen!

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