Success! Jackson from Kenya raised $735 to fund corrective surgery for his birth condition.

Jackson
$735
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$0
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Fully funded
Jackson's treatment was fully funded on August 15, 2021.
  • Jackson's story
  • Jackson's update
July 20, 2021

Photo of Jackson post-operation

September 3, 2021

Jackson underwent corrective surgery for his birth condition.

Jackson had a successful surgery at our facility, with no complications. His condition was treated and now Jackson can use the bathroom and ...

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Jackson's Timeline

  • July 20, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 23, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jackson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 27, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jackson received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH) 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.

  • August 15, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jackson's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 3, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jackson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

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Edina, a 41-year-old mother of seven, works as a vegetable seller, earning about $2.97 per day for her family's upkeep. She finds joy interacting with her customers and has a fondness for chicken and nsima, a Malawian staple porridge made from maize flour. Four years ago, Edina discovered a small, painless swelling on the right side of her neck. After seeking medical advice at a nearby hospital, she was diagnosed with goiter, an enlargement of the thyroid gland. She was instructed to wait for an opportunity for surgery, but her condition has worsened, causing breathlessness, neck pain, and difficulty lifting heavy objects. This has affected her work capacity and resulted in a decrease in income. Inspired by a fellow community member's journey to seek help, Edina visited our medical partner's care facility, Partners in Hope Medical Centre, where a surgeon reconfirmed the need for a thyroidectomy, the surgical removal of all or part of your thyroid gland. Faced with financial hardships, Edina is seeking support for her surgery treatment. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Edina receive treatment. On March 20th, surgeons at PIH will perform a thyroidectomy to relieve her symptoms and help her resume her vegetable business at full capacity. Now, Edina needs help to fund this $1,015 procedure. Edina says, “I feel so fortunate to get the opportunity for support. Thank you so much, I believe surgery will help me get back to normal life."

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