Success! Genesis from Tanzania raised $566 to fund hernia repair surgery.

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Fully funded
Genesis's treatment was fully funded on June 17, 2021.
  • Genesis's story
  • Genesis's update
May 20, 2021

Photo of Genesis post-operation

July 8, 2021

Genesis underwent hernia repair surgery.

Genesis has had a successful surgery that helped repair the hernia that was causing him pain and discomfort. Thanks to his surgery, Genesis ...

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Genesis's Timeline

  • May 20, 2021

    Genesis was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 22, 2021

    Genesis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 17, 2021

    Genesis's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 20, 2021

    Genesis received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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 8, 2021

    Genesis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

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Mary is a 22-year-old lady from Kenya. She is from Busia County where they relocated after her mother passed on but studying at a college in Nairobi County. She is the third born in a family of three children. Her mother passed away when they were young, and her elder sister took care of them. Her sister is now married, and Mary lives with them in Busia. Three months ago, Mary began to experience troubling symptoms, including swelling on her neck. She ignored it for some time but realized that the swelling continued to grow and become more noticeable. The swelling on her neck makes her feel as if she is choking, which has affected her studies and her daily life. She consulted a few friends who recommended different hospitals, but Mary chose Nazareth Hospital. She was diagnosed with an enlarged thyroid gland. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Mary receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on July 2nd where surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $625, and she and her family need help raising money. Mary shared, "I am a very hardworking student who loves to study. I am worried because of this condition as I cannot manage to pay for the surgery. I am only a student and my sister and her husband are already struggling in the village due to lack of finances. I am appealing for support. After the surgery, I plan to return to school and continue with my studies since I will not have any hindrances," Mary said.

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