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Success! Jeniffer from Kenya raised $940 to remove infected tissue on her leg.

Jeniffer
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Fully funded
Jeniffer's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2015.

Photo of Jeniffer post-operation

January 14, 2016

Jeniffer received successful surgery to remove infected tissue on her leg.

“Jeniffer underwent a debridement and skin graft procedure over a 2 week hospital stay,” our medical partner shares. “The surgery was successful and Jeniffer is recovering well. Her doctor plans to review her over a longer period to weigh if she requires another operation. Jeniffer will wear pressure stockings on her left leg for a long time to support her weak ankle muscles.”

“I am excited and thankful to Watsi for paying my surgery,” Jeniffer shares. “I will continue with my salon business to fend for my daughter. My medical expenses and hospital visits will reduce because of this surgery.”

"Jeniffer underwent a debridement and skin graft procedure over a 2 week hospital stay," our medical partner shares. "The surgery was succes...

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November 9, 2015

Jeniffer is a 22-year-old single widow who lives with her daughter in Kenya. She owns a small hair kiosk and works with her local community as a youth program facilitator.

“At the age of seven, Jeniffer was pushed and got cut by a glass bottle behind her left ankle,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF) tells us. “She got treated but her leg continued swelling. Jeniffer took antibiotics for 10 years to counter further swelling. At the age of 17, Jeniffer got pregnant and her increased weight resulted in more pressure onto her injured leg.”

Despite two previous surgeries on her leg, “she is not able to walk well. This condition is affecting her ability to work and take care of her daughter. If not treated, Jeniffer could develop severe infections which could result in an amputation.” AMHF adds that despite the pain, Jeniffer still wears a smile and “she exudes positivity that she will be well soon.”

Jeniffer requires surgery to remove the damaged and infected tissue and replace it with a skin graft. Jeniffer and her family and friends have already raised $110 for her treatment, and need $940 more.

Jeniffer says she hasn’t been able to play with her daughter. “I would love to take her swimming,” she shares. “Being a single mother is already very challenging. I cannot overcome all this hardship with this sick leg.”

Jeniffer is a 22-year-old single widow who lives with her daughter in Kenya. She owns a small hair kiosk and works with her local community ...

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Jeniffer's Timeline

  • November 9, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 10, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jeniffer received treatment. 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.

  • December 01, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jeniffer's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 01, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jeniffer's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 14, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jeniffer's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Josephine

Josephine shared that she has been struggling with chronic lower back pains for 7 years. She has been under medication and physiotherapy, but without improvement. Doctors recommend a Lumbar Discectomy Surgery to avert the possible advance effects of the condition, which could affect her backbone and the spinal cord. If not treated, Josephine risks having prolonged pains, numbness, and loss of muscle strength that can result in paralysis. Josephine's back problems started in November 2012 while she was doing her laundry. She felt clicking sound on her lower back accompanied by sharp pains. She visited a nearby hospital for treatment. Josephine was put on physiotherapy and pain medication. For the last 7 years, she has been visiting different health facilities but her condition keeps deteriorating. Josephine was referred to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center Kijabe Hospital by a friend who had received the same treatment in the facility. Josephine doesn’t have a source of income. She is a full time housewife who has dedicated all her time to raising their three children aged between 4-13 years, and taking care of her family. They live in a two-roomed house that costs $30 per month. Her husband is a lorry driver and their family depends on his sole source of income to pay rent, school fees, medical expenses, and for survival. Josephine depends on her husband’s medical cover where she is listed as a beneficiary. Several trips to different hospital has depleted their coverage and family’s little resources. They have been also been relying in the the national health insurance fund which can cover only part of the total cost of the surgery and treatment. She is appealing for financial aid to support the remaining cost of $1,500. Josephine says, “I have lived with this pain for long but it’s now becoming unbearable. I need this surgery and treatment to get my life back to normal again."

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