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Rose from Kenya raised $215 to get healthy.

Rose
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  • $215 raised, $0 to go
$215
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Rose's treatment was fully funded on June 24, 2013.

Photo of Rose post-operation

Rose received maternal healthcare to ensure a safe delivery for her baby.

The delivery went smoothly and Rose is a now a new mother!

During the birth, Rose and her child were cared for by a skilled birth attendant at the health facility. Rose said, “I would encourage any expectant mother in this community to always ensure she attends antenatal clinic regularly.” Rose can now share her positive birth experience with other mothers and spread awareness of the resources available. Thanks to you, Rose is a happy, healthy mother!

The delivery went smoothly and Rose is a now a new mother! During the birth, Rose and her child were cared for by a skilled birth attend...

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Rose works with her hands: growing, tending, picking and cutting vegetables and beans from her farm. She is now expecting a baby, and while she is excited, she is worried about her health. 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries - largely because women don’t have access to skilled birth attendants.

Rose went to a nearby health facility and was urged to have a qualified doctor deliver and monitor her baby. “The [nurses] are caring, loving, kind and always ready to assist,” says Rose. She’s also hoping for the rare opportunity to have her baby immunized at birth.

It’s getting harder for Rose to walk long distances and care for her exuberant children. But she still tirelessly works on the farm and is optimistic about the future. “I’m praying for a safe delivery in a health facility,” she says. With our help, Rose and her baby will receive the care they need.

Rose works with her hands: growing, tending, picking and cutting vegetables and beans from her farm. She is now expecting a baby, and while ...

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Rose's Timeline

  • June 24, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rose's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 24, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rose's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Rose. Read the update.

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Funded by 1 donor

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“I thank the donors for their generous support of my son,” shares Elias’s mother. “We have tried to get him help, but nothing has worked.” 17-year-old Elias has been living with osteomyelitis, an infection of the bone, for three years now. The affected bone—his right tibia—causes Elias intense discomfort, and he often has to miss school due to the pain. He is now lagging behind in his classes, and is only in fifth grade despite being in his late teens. Before his leg took a turn for the worse, Elias enjoyed playing soccer and other sports with the boys at school. Now, however, even walking is difficult for him. Although Elias’s family has sought medical attention in the past, the treatments he has been given have not worked. However, when he was recently brought to an orthopedic specialist at Bwindi Community Hospital (our medical partner's care center), Elias was told about a surgical procedure. This operation will remove the contaminated matter from his leg and disinfect the remaining tissue. This surgery is not within the financial means of Elias’s parents, whose farming salaries are already stretched thin by having brought up nine children (Elias is the youngest). But when we raise $1,205, we can connect Elias with the care he needs. This sum will cover his surgery—set to take place on April 27—as well as the associated lab tests, medications, and three-week hospital stay. Elias’s parents want desperately for their youngest son to be able to return once more to a normal adolescence—one that is pain-free. “I will ask God to bless the donors abundantly,” his mother says.

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$210raised
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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Elias

“I thank the donors for their generous support of my son,” shares Elias’s mother. “We have tried to get him help, but nothing has worked.” 17-year-old Elias has been living with osteomyelitis, an infection of the bone, for three years now. The affected bone—his right tibia—causes Elias intense discomfort, and he often has to miss school due to the pain. He is now lagging behind in his classes, and is only in fifth grade despite being in his late teens. Before his leg took a turn for the worse, Elias enjoyed playing soccer and other sports with the boys at school. Now, however, even walking is difficult for him. Although Elias’s family has sought medical attention in the past, the treatments he has been given have not worked. However, when he was recently brought to an orthopedic specialist at Bwindi Community Hospital (our medical partner's care center), Elias was told about a surgical procedure. This operation will remove the contaminated matter from his leg and disinfect the remaining tissue. This surgery is not within the financial means of Elias’s parents, whose farming salaries are already stretched thin by having brought up nine children (Elias is the youngest). But when we raise $1,205, we can connect Elias with the care he needs. This sum will cover his surgery—set to take place on April 27—as well as the associated lab tests, medications, and three-week hospital stay. Elias’s parents want desperately for their youngest son to be able to return once more to a normal adolescence—one that is pain-free. “I will ask God to bless the donors abundantly,” his mother says.

17% funded

17%funded
$210raised
$995to go