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Juliana is a mother from Kenya who needs $1,063 to fund skin graft and flap surgery.

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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 Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • June 30, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Juliana received treatment at AIC Kapsowar Hospital.

  • August 16, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Juliana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 23, 2017
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Juliana's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Juliana is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 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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