Success! John from Kenya raised $585 to treat a hernia.

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John's treatment was fully funded on October 5, 2023.
  • John's story
  • John's update
March 14, 2023

Photo of John post-operation

October 18, 2023

John underwent surgery to treat his painful hernia.

John’s surgery was done successfully at our medical partner's hospital with no complications. He is now back home and continues to come for ...

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John's Timeline

  • March 14, 2023

    John was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 14, 2023

    John 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.

  • March 21, 2023

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 5, 2023

    John's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 18, 2023

    John's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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George is a small-scale farmer who works alongside his wife, and they primarily cultivate potatoes. He completed his education through sixth grade before discontinuing his studies. George's eldest child is 52 years old, while the youngest is 23 years old. Most of his children are married and have familial responsibilities. For around nine months, George has had a right inguinal hernia. It started as a small painless swelling in his inguinal region. Initially, he believed it would resolve on its own over time, given the absence of pain. Consequently, he didn't seek medical attention at the time. However, he recently began experiencing elevated temperatures around the inguinal area, particularly when standing for extended periods. Concerned, he shared his symptoms with a friend, who advised him to seek medical attention. George reports that he can work as usual and his productivity has not been significantly affected. However, he fears that if left untreated, his condition may hinder his ability to work effectively in the future. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On July 12, George will undergo hernia repair surgery at our AMH's care center. AMH is requesting $170 to fund George's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. George says, “I hope for a successful surgery. I will continue with farming so that I may be able to take good care of myself and my family.”

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