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Jane from Kenya raised $790 to help her beat uterine cancer.

Jane
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  • $790 raised, $0 to go
$790
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jane's treatment was fully funded on March 10, 2015.

Photo of Jane post-operation

March 23, 2015

Jane received a total abdominal hysterectomy to address endometrial cancer.

“I had lost hope in life but Watsi has changed all that,” says Jane.

Jane’s doctor informs us that, “Jane successfully underwent a TAH and is recovering well. She is now free from the discomfort of the swollen abdomen and the cancer spread has been halted. Jane will now be able to work so that she can take care of herself.”

“I had lost hope in life but Watsi has changed all that," says Jane. Jane's doctor informs us that, "Jane successfully underwent a TAH a...

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February 16, 2015

“I really hope that Watsi will help save my life,” says Jane. “If I get well, I will look for a stable job and be able to support myself.” This is Jane, a 48-year-old woman from Kenya.

Our partners at the African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF) have discovered that Jane has endometrial cancer, a cancer that begins in the uterus, and an ovarian cyst. “Jane has been suffering from this condition for more than two years now,” AMHF explains.

She is at risk of her cancer spreading, but our medical partners believe they can bring that spread to a halt and “she will recover and be able to work so that she can take care of herself.”

Making her living from odd jobs like washing her neighbors clothes makes it difficult for Jane to be able to afford any treatment.

For only $790, Jane will receive a total abdominal hysterectomy to remove the cancer. Let’s help her get this life-saving treatment so she will be relieved of pain and discomfort!

“I really hope that Watsi will help save my life," says Jane. "If I get well, I will look for a stable job and be able to support myself." T...

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Jane's Timeline

  • February 16, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jane was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • February 18, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jane 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.

  • March 01, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jane's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 10, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jane's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 23, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Jane. Read the update.

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Funded by 31 donors

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Ko Myo

Ko Myo Zaw is a 41-year-old man who lives with his wife in Burma. He and his wife used to work as a seamster and sew children’s clothing. However, Ko Myo stopped working more than a year ago because of his poor health and he now relies on his wife’s income. On the 18th of June 2018, Ko Myo developed pain in his left waist after sitting for a long time. He then had to stand up every two hours to reduce the pain. This continued for a few more months, until he was no longer able to work. A year after he first experienced these symptoms, he went to Myawaddy Hospital to see a doctor. He received an x-ray and ultrasound which revealed he has a kidney stone in his left kidney. The doctor gave him medication to breakup the stone and Ko Myo took the medication for one year. The medication reduced the pain during the first month, but returned a month after that. By the 29th of May 2019, he could no longer take the pain and went to see the doctor at Myawaddy Hospital. The doctor then gave him stronger medications to reduce the pain and break up the stone. At the suggestion of a neighbor, he decided to seek treatment at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) across the border in Thailand, which he was told provides charitable health care. On 5th of October 2019, he arrived at MTC. The next day, he was brought to the local hospital where he received an ultrasound and an appointment to undergo laser treatment to breakup the kidney stone. He took out a loan to pay for the first round of treatment on November 24th, 2019. When he returned to the clinic in January to undergo a follow-up ultrasound, he was told they also found stones in his right kidney. Unable to pay for further treatment, Ko Myo was referred to Watsi Medical Partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance in accessing further treatment. Ko Myo's next appointment to undergo a second round of laser treatment will be on Jaunary 28th. He will complete treatment for the kidney stone in his left kidney, before he receives treatment for the stones in his other kidney. Currently, Ko Myo still has pain in his waist. Sometimes he feels tired and the area around his left waist feels hot. "Once I recover I would like to go back to work and pay back my loan," said Ko Myo.

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$1,270raised
$230to go

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