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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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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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Gorret

Gorret is a small-scale farmer and a married mother of four children. Her husband works as a small-scale businessman, and together they own a four-room house for their family. Their children are in school, with their eldest at 16-years-old in secondary school and their youngest at 8-years-old in primary school. The family shared that they pay for school fees through loans that they repay over time. About eight years ago, Gorret experienced swelling in her neck during her third pregnancy, but it normalized after her delivery. However, she experienced swelling again during her subsequent pregnancy, but this time it did not decrease after her delivery as it had before. As a result, Gorret experiences chest pains and backaches, and occasionally she experiences temporary numbness in her arms. She can no longer carry or lift heavy loads comfortably, which is making things hard for her. Fortunately, Gorret recently visited the hospital at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). The doctors diagnosed her condition as a goiter, which is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. They recommended a thyroidectomy, which will address her symptoms and prevent the risk that a goiter may become cancerous and cause difficulty breathing and eating over time. On November 9th, Gorret will undergo a thyroidectomy at AMH’s care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. AMH is requesting $333 to fund this procedure. Gorret shared, “I hope to look normal again after struggling with this goiter for many years. I was feeling inferior whenever in public, but I finally have the hope of living a better and improved life through surgery. I hope to continue with farming after recovery.”

45% funded

45%funded
$150raised
$183to go

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