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Joyce is a future doctor from Kenya who needs $1,500 to fund surgery that will correct the curve in her spine.

Joyce
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  • $1,215 raised, $285 to go
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June 17, 2020

Joyce is the oldest of three siblings and likes helping her mother do household chores at home. She also has a green thumb and enjoys helping her father on his farm. She is in seventh grade and her favorite subject is English. Joyce dreams of being a future doctor.

In June of 2019, Joyce’s family noticed an unusual curving of her spine. Currently, Joyce has trouble balancing while she walks and has experienced lower self-esteem. Surgery will correct the curve in her spine, improve her confidence, and enable her to continue her education and achieve her aspiration of becoming a doctor.

Joyce’s family has raised funds for half of the cost of her surgery with the help of friends and well-wishers. They are asking for Watsi’s support to cover the remaining cost of their daughter’s surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,500 to cover the remaining cost of her surgery and care.

“My joy would be to get treated so that I can continue with my studies without needing to hide my back,” Joyce shared.

Her parents also expressed, “We are pleading for support so that our daughter can undergo surgery and continue with her normal life like other children.”

Joyce is the oldest of three siblings and likes helping her mother do household chores at home. She also has a green thumb and enjoys helpin...

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Joyce's Timeline

  • June 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 18, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joyce's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 14, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joyce received treatment at AIC Cure International 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.

  • September 23, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Joyce's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Joyce is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
Anterior/Posterior Spine Fusion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,304 for Joyce's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,804 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$839
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$131
Supplies
$1,943
Labs
$37
Radiology
$41

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