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Success! Erick from Kenya raised $1,074 to fund removal of a worrisome pancreatic cyst.

Erick
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  • $1,074 raised, $0 to go
$1,074
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Erick's treatment was fully funded on March 21, 2022.

Photo of Erick post-operation

April 5, 2022

Erick underwent removal of a worrisome pancreatic cyst.

Erick had a successful surgery with no complications arising during and after the operation. After a few days of observation in the hospital post-surgery, Erick made a full recovery and was cleared for discharge home in good condition. Erick’s recovery will be tracked through a post-operation clinical review.

Erick says, “This is one of the best places I have been. I didn’t know my fate back then but now I have a good reason to be happy. Thank you for funding my surgery.”

Erick had a successful surgery with no complications arising during and after the operation. After a few days of observation in the hospital...

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December 6, 2021

Erick works as a tout, earning a daily wage, which is inconsistent. His wife is a hawker selling second-hand clothes for a living. Their family lives in a single room rental house costing USD 17.74 per month.

Given his health, Erick currently depends on his relatives and wife for support. Erick has been on and off to different medical facilities due to stomach distress. This has depleted his resources and affected his ability to work. Without medical insurance, he is not able to cover the surgical procedure he needs and pay family bills.

Erick has been unwell for about two years. An MRI showed a large mass on his pancreas and he is now scheduled for laparotomy to help ease the discomfort and pain.

Erick says, “I have failed to provide for my family due to this condition. We rely on my wife for survival but her income is low and not enough. I need this treatment to be able to work and support my family.”

Erick works as a tout, earning a daily wage, which is inconsistent. His wife is a hawker selling second-hand clothes for a living. Their fam...

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Erick's Timeline

  • December 6, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 15, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Erick 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.

  • December 16, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Erick's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 21, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Erick's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 5, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Erick's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Curative Laparatomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,074 for Erick's treatment
Hospital Fees
$708
Medical Staff
$29
Medication
$46
Supplies
$161
Labs
$78
Other
$52

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