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Nancy from Kenya raised $1,000 to treat a soft tissue mass on her hand.

Nancy
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  • $1,000 raised, $0 to go
$1,000
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$0
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Fully funded
Nancy's treatment was fully funded on June 27, 2014.

Photo of Nancy post-operation

February 12, 2015

Nancy received treatment for her swollen hand.

Unfortunately, the cause of the swelling ended up being rhabdomyosarcoma, a very rare cancer. Doctors had to amputate her hand to save her life.

“While this is disappointing news, it will save Nancy’s life because it will stop the cancer from spreading,” her doctors write.

Although Nancy is still adjusting to the news, she is grateful to have received your help before the cancer spread and happy to have caught the cancer early.

Unfortunately, the cause of the swelling ended up being rhabdomyosarcoma, a very rare cancer. Doctors had to amputate her hand to save her l...

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June 5, 2014

Meet Nancy, a 16-year-old girl from Kenya. For the past nine months, Nancy has lived with a soft tissue mass on her left hand.

Nancy graduated from primary school last year and just entered high school. This can be a difficult transition for any teenager, but Nancy’s condition makes her especially self-conscious. She has tried to hide the mass to avoid embarrassment. The swelling also limits Nancy’s ability to use her hand and causes discomfort.

Nancy will go through a biopsy during her stay at Watsi medical partner, CURE International. Based on the results of the biopsy, doctors will be able to decide on what the best form of treatment will be for her. Nancy says, “I feel this hand has denied me good health. I want good health back.” Let’s help Nancy so that she can focus more on school and friends!

Meet Nancy, a 16-year-old girl from Kenya. For the past nine months, Nancy has lived with a soft tissue mass on her left hand. Nancy grad...

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Nancy's Timeline

  • June 5, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nancy was submitted by Debbie Stowell at CURE International, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • June 06, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nancy 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.

  • June 17, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nancy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 27, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nancy's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Nancy. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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