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Success! Teresiah from Kenya raised $220 to fund cataract surgery.

Teresiah
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Teresiah's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Teresiah post-operation

April 14, 2017

Teresiah underwent cataract surgery.

Teresiah’s surgery was successful, as she is now able to see movement. She will return to our medical partner’s care center in a few months to have the other eye treated.

Teresiah says, “God bless you for your kind assistance. I am able to see with better clarity as compared to the blind me previously.”

Teresiah’s surgery was successful, as she is now able to see movement. She will return to our medical partner's care center in a few months ...

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March 19, 2017

Teresiah is a 71-year-old grandmother from Kenya. She is mother to five children. She loves listening to Kamba music, a type of music sung in her native language.

Teresa worked as a farmer until about three years ago, when she started experiencing difficulty seeing. Over the years, she has visited various hospitals in search of treatment for her condition but has been unsuccessful. Finally, through a friend’s referral, she learned of our medical partner’s care center, AIC Kijabe Hospital.

On March 17, Teresa will undergo surgery to correct a cataract in her right eye. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is asking for $220 to cover the cost of her treatment.

After surgery, Teresa is looking forward to playing with her grandchildren!

Teresiah is a 71-year-old grandmother from Kenya. She is mother to five children. She loves listening to Kamba music, a type of music sung i...

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Teresiah's Timeline

  • March 19, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Teresiah was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 20, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Teresiah received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital 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 23, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Teresiah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 14, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Teresiah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Teresiah's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Cataract Removal (Single Eye)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $220 for Teresiah's treatment
Hospital Fees
$172
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$11
Supplies
$0
Labs
$37

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Selinah

Selinah is a 31-year-old nun from Uganda. She serves as a nun under Our Lady of Fatima Rushoroza and is currently posted to the formation house of the Missionaries of Africa. She does not receive salary for her services apart from a small allowance for personal use. She is the fifth born in a family of 10 and her parents are small-scale farmers. For three years, Selinah has been experiencing lower abdominal pains. She was treated for a bacterial infection with no change in symptoms. She has also had several medications from different medical centers. None of them helped, and in the last year her condition has worsened. She can no longer stand comfortably for long because she has pains extending to her lower body. Selinah has challenges getting out of bed due to this pain. Selinah has been diagnosed with leiomyoma and endometrial hyperplasia. If not treated, she is at a risk of endometrial carcinoma and other severe complications like anaemia. Selinah has sought financial support from her congregation, but shared that they are unable to meet the surgery cost because of the number of congregants affected by COVID-19. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $319 to fund Selinah's surgery. On September 4th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Selinah will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Sister Selinah says, “My condition has generally affected my duties and life as a nun. Given treatment, I will be able to do all my day to day duties and be able to develop my congregation. I will continue serving the Lord by helping others where I can.”

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