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Kaipoyo from Kenya raised $230 for cataract surgery.

Kaipoyo
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
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$0
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Fully funded
Kaipoyo's treatment was fully funded on June 11, 2015.

Photo of Kaipoyo post-operation

July 20, 2015

Kaipoyo received treatment to restore her vision.

“Kaipoyo had successful cataract surgery in her right eye,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), reports. “She is now able to see clearly using that eye and is no longer at risk of going completely blind. Her family is happy that she can see again and have now realized that her condition is treatable and not a sign of old age. Kaipoyo will be able to continue working as a casual laborer on farms now that she can see better.”

“I did not think I would be able to see clearly again, even if it is just with one eye,” Kaipoyo shares. “Thank you for coming and supporting my treatment.”

"Kaipoyo had successful cataract surgery in her right eye,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), reports. “She...

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May 31, 2015

“I am very grateful for your support. I really hope to see again!” says Kaipoyo, a 59-year-old mother from Kenya.

“Kaipoyo is married to a husband who has four wives. She is the fourth wife. Kaipoyo has 10 children, only one of her children is still in school,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “She works as a casual laborer: working in people’s farms carrying out activities like weeding and tending for vegetables in the farms.”

Kaipoyo has cataracts in both her eyes, which has limited her vision for a year. Her family associates this condition with growing old, so Kaipoyo has not been to a hospital for treatment and cannot rely on herself or her family. However, if surgery is not done, her condition could get worse and may lead to permanent blindness.

For $230, AMHF will be able to provide Kaipoyo with cataract removal surgery. With this treatment, it is expected that Kaipoyo will be able to see again as well as work and support her family.

"I am very grateful for your support. I really hope to see again!" says Kaipoyo, a 59-year-old mother from Kenya. "Kaipoyo is married to ...

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Kaipoyo's Timeline

  • May 31, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kaipoyo was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 8, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kaipoyo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 11, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kaipoyo's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 15, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kaipoyo 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.

  • July 20, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Kaipoyo. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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Kelvin

Kelvin is a bright second grade student and the last born in a family of five. His mother told us that Kelvin likes playing football, reading, and running together with his friends. Kelvin's mother is now a single mom after she separated from her husband many years ago after he engaged in drugs and frequent drinking. “He could not provide for the family anymore...” Kelvin's mother told us. Currently, Kelvin's mother has a small makeshift hotel, known as a Kibanda, where she sells tea, porridge, and mandazi (doughnuts) which is just enough to sustain her children and pay for their house rent. Kelvin has a hemiplegic cerebral palsy condition. When Kelvin was one year old, his mother noticed a bending of the left foot, and as he continued to grow his left foot worsened. Recently, while Kelvin was passing by the market in the village, a lady spotted him and inquired about where he lived. She later called Kelvin's mother and advised her to visit CURE hospital. At the hospital, Kelvin was scheduled to undergo surgery. Fortunately, Kelvin traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on August 19th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Kelvin's treatment. After treatment, he will be able to walk well and play with friends. He will also be able to continue with his studies uninterrupted. Kelvin's mother said, “I am seeking support because I cannot pay the hospital bill, if I can be helped, I will be grateful to see my son walking normally.”

84% funded

84%funded
$1,087raised
$199to go

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