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Devora from Guatemala raised $1,265 to treat kidney failure.

Devora
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  • $1,265 raised, $0 to go
$1,265
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Devora's treatment was fully funded on August 16, 2015.

Photo of Devora post-operation

August 27, 2015

Devora received dialysis to treat kidney failure.

Devora is doing much better after her treatment! Our medical partner reports that she’s been set up to do kidney dialysis at home, and is receiving medication and follow-up care to manage her condition. As a result, her energy levels have improved.

“It is amazing how I feel so much better than I did before. Thank you so much. Really thank you,” Devora says.

Devora is doing much better after her treatment! Our medical partner reports that she's been set up to do kidney dialysis at home, and is re...

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July 23, 2015

Meet Devora, a 34-year-old mother of two. Devora and her twin sister are very close, and raise their families together in Guatemala.

Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK), shares that one month ago, “Devora was in the hospital because she could not walk or talk. An ultrasound and labs revealed Devora has kidney failure. Because kidneys play such a vital role in filtering toxins from the blood, this diagnosis can be fatal. However, there are treatment options that would filter and regulate Devora’s blood artificially.”

$1265 will fund the dialysis, medication, and education to treat and manage her condition. WK tells us that in order to make this logistically possible they will “construct a room at her home specifically for her dialysis.”

Dialysis will remove the salt, waste, and excess water from the blood. This intervention will ensure that Devora has a sterile environment where she can self-administer regular dialysis. The medical team will visit her often and provide intensive education on dialysis and treatment.

WK says, “Devora will be able to live for the rest of her life while technically still in kidney failure. Her energy will increase and she will be able to get back to everyday activities.”

Meet Devora, a 34-year-old mother of two. Devora and her twin sister are very close, and raise their families together in Guatemala. Our...

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Devora's Timeline

  • July 23, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Devora was submitted by Katia Cnop, Watsi Account Volunteer at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • August 3, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Devora's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 16, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Devora's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 24, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Devora 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.

  • August 27, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Devora. Read the update.

Funded by 43 donors

Funded by 43 donors

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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.”

21% funded

21%funded
$70raised
$249to go

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