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Success! Juliana from Kenya raised $1,063 to fund skin graft and flap surgery.

Juliana
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  • $1,063 raised, $0 to go
$1,063
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Juliana's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2017.

Photo of Juliana post-operation

August 23, 2017

Juliana underwent skin graft and flap surgery.

Juliana underwent a successful contracture release with flap surgery. Juliana is stable and she is still recovering. Juliana will now be able to extend her elbow beyond 90 degrees.

She says, “I am so happy and comfortable that everything is getting on well.”

Juliana underwent a successful contracture release with flap surgery. Juliana is stable and she is still recovering. Juliana will now be abl...

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May 31, 2017

Juliana is 31-year-old mother from Kenya. She has seven children who go to a local primary school. Her husband is a livestock herder.

Juliana has epilepsy. In 2002, she had an epileptic episode and fell into hot water. In 2011, Juliana was feeding her young child near the fireplace when she had another epileptic episode. She fell into the fire and burned her arm. She was rushed to the hospital, where she was hospitalized for eight months. In 2014, Juliana burned her right hand. Now, her fingers cannot unfold anymore.

Juliana feels pain when she is working and using her hands. She needs a skin graft and flap surgery to restore function to her right hand. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,063 to fund Juliana’s procedure, scheduled for June 26.

“Before I got burned, I was a hardworking mother,” Juliana says. “The community recognized my hard work. Now, I can’t even fetch firewood for my house because of the pain. My prayer is to get healed, so that I can work for my children.”

Juliana is 31-year-old mother from Kenya. She has seven children who go to a local primary school. Her husband is a livestock herder. Jul...

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Juliana's Timeline

  • May 31, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Juliana was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • June 30, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Juliana received treatment at AIC Kapsowar Hospital. 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 16, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Juliana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 23, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Juliana's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Juliana's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release with Skin Graft and Flap
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,063 for Juliana's treatment
Hospital Fees
$376
Medical Staff
$463
Medication
$91
Supplies
$120
Labs
$13

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Colar

Colar is a 53-year-old woman who lives with her husband in Karen State in Burma. She has two sons who are students across the border in Mae Sot, Thailand. Both Colar and her husband are subsistence farmers but are no longer able to work on the farm due to their poor health. Their limited income comes from breeding and selling pigs and goats. In June 2018, Colar began to suffer from significant lower abdominal and back pain, constipation, headaches, frequent urination, blood in her urine and nausea. Her neighbor advised her to treat the pain with traditional medicine, initially believing this was caused by the fruit she was eating in the forest. However, after a week of severe pain, Colar lost consciousness and her neighbor called her brother who works as a medic at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). Her brother advised them to bring Colar to MTC for treatment. At MTC, Colar underwent a blood test, urine test and ultrasound afterwards, the doctor at MTC diagnosed her with a renal stone in her left kidney and advised her she would need surgery. Colar still suffers from constant pain and discomfort, she is very worried about the upcoming surgery, her health, and how she is going to support her husband and two sons who are still students. Colar said the constant worry for her health and her husband's is causing them significant anxiety and depression. When she feels well enough, she likes to forage in the forest for fruits and vegetables and tend to her garden. When Colar recovers from surgery and her health improves, she hopes to grow enough fruit and vegetables to feed her family and to sell.

94% funded

94%funded
$1,419raised
$81to go

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