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Pauline from Kenya raised $750 to get healthy.

Pauline
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  • $750 raised, $0 to go
$750
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$0
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Fully funded
Pauline's treatment was fully funded on December 20, 2013.

Photo of Pauline post-operation

February 12, 2015

Pauline received thyroid surgery to treat hypertension.

Pauline’s subtotal thyroidectomy was a great success! Forced to quit her job and move in with her mother, Pauline is excited to regain her independence and be the one to support her mother now. Thank you for giving Pauline a second chance at life!

With a big smile on her face, Pauline said, “Thank you. I felt like I was burdening my mother when I should be taking care of her. Now I can go back to work so that I can take care of my family and myself. May God bless all those that helped me.”

Pauline's subtotal thyroidectomy was a great success! Forced to quit her job and move in with her mother, Pauline is excited to regain her i...

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November 19, 2013

Meet Pauline, a 42-year-old Kenyan woman who is battling hypertension, increased pulse rate and weight loss as a result of a toxic goiter. If left untreated, Pauline’s doctors say her symptoms will worsen to the point that she will not be able to eat, leading to malnutrition and eventually, a premature death.

Pauline at one time was healthy enough to work, and supported her mother and sister. When her conditioned worsened, she was forced to stop working. She moved in with her mother who now supports Pauline and her sister by selling vegetables.

Pauline shares, “My age does not allow me to still live with my mother when I should be the one supporting her. It pains me to see her struggle this way. I long to get back to work and support my mother and sister like I used to.”

We are raising $750 so that Pauline may receive the thyroid surgery she needs to recover. Donating now will ensure that she will regain her independence and can continue to support her family!

Meet Pauline, a 42-year-old Kenyan woman who is battling hypertension, increased pulse rate and weight loss as a result of a toxic goiter. I...

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Pauline's Timeline

  • November 19, 2013
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Pauline was submitted by Sarah Mwangi at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 25, 2013
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Pauline 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 14, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pauline's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 20, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pauline's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Pauline. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.