Success! Lucy from Kenya raised $800 to treat uterine fibroids.

Lucy
$800
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lucy's treatment was fully funded on April 29, 2016.
  • Lucy's story
  • Lucy's update
April 13, 2016

Photo of Lucy post-operation

July 5, 2016

Lucy received treatment for her uterine fibroids.

Lucy's surgery was successful. The wound was initially not healing well, and Lucy had to go back to the operating room last month for wound ...

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Lucy's Timeline

  • April 13, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lucy was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, SAFE Program Manager at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 14, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lucy received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya. 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.

  • April 27, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lucy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 29, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lucy's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 5, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lucy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

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Shinka is a 6-year-old boy from Kenya. He is the last born in a family of seven children. His father, who was the sole breadwinner of the family passed away in 2017 after a short illness. To provide for the family, the eldest son, who finished his high school studies last year, sells milk to earn some money. Sometimes the earnings are not much, and they have to rely on family members for financial support. The family does not have medical coverage and is not able to raise the money needed to pay for Shinka's surgery. In May of last year, Shinka started experiencing some difficulty when passing urine. At some point, he had stopped going to school for a few weeks. His mother shared Shinka's condition with his uncle who took him to a local health center for review. Shinka was examined and referred to our facility. When he came with his uncle for examination, doctors were able to diagnose his condition and also found a condition called cryptorchidism that first requires a bilateral orchidopexy surgery. If left untreated, Shinka has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Shinka will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on January 11th. AMHF is requesting $646 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Shinka’s uncle says, “We are very much worried as a family about Shinka’s condition. His studies are affected, and we want him to go back to school as soon as possible.”

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