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Success! Mary from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund spinal surgery.

Mary
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mary's treatment was fully funded on September 25, 2018.

Photo of Mary post-operation

August 14, 2018

Mary underwent spinal surgery.

Mary’s surgery was successful. She had her spine fused and recuperated well. Her physiotherapy sessions were successful and she was discharged.

Mary says, “I am grateful to Watsi for the support offered. I am hopeful that soon I will be able to walk uprightly. Thank you for your support Watsi.”

Mary's surgery was successful. She had her spine fused and recuperated well. Her physiotherapy sessions were successful and she was discharg...

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July 19, 2018

Mary is a woman from Kenya. She is a mother of four and used to work as a farmer. Due to recent health problems, she has had to stop working, so her husband is the only one providing for the family.

For three years, Mary has been experiencing leg and spinal pain. Painkillers have not worked, and she has difficulty walking. She visited our medical partner’s care center, where she underwent an MRI and was diagnosed with cervical myelopathy, a compression of the spinal cord. She needs to undergo a spinal fusion surgery, scheduled for July 23.

Now, Mary’s family needs help funding this $1,500 procedure.

Mary says, “My wish is to be able to walk upright again and with no pain. I want to be there for my family.”

Mary is a woman from Kenya. She is a mother of four and used to work as a farmer. Due to recent health problems, she has had to stop working...

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Mary's Timeline

  • July 19, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 19, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 23, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mary received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital. 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 14, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mary's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 25, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mary's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 27 donors

Treatment
Spinal Fusion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,090 for Mary's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,590 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,476
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$107
Supplies
$0
Labs
$112
Other
$395

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