Success! Rosa from Kenya raised $641 to fund a thyroidectomy.

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Fully funded
Rosa's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.
  • Rosa's story
  • Rosa's update
July 19, 2017

Photo of Rosa post-operation

October 2, 2017

Rosa underwent a thyroidectomy.

Rosa’s thyroidectomy was successful. Her surgery was a difficult surgery as she ended up with a tracheostomy tube after developing bronchosp...

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Rosa's Timeline

  • July 19, 2017

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

  • July 20, 2017

    Rosa received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • September 19, 2017

    Rosa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 2, 2017

    Rosa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 8, 2018

    Rosa's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 3 donors

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Abel is a one-year-old baby from Kenya. He lives with his uncle, his grandfather, and his mother, who works as a clothing washer for her neighbors to support her family. Abel's grandmother passed away when his mother was young, and his grandfather raised her and her brother, and now helps take care of Abel. When Abel's grandfather was watching television, he saw a doctor discussing undescended testes in boys. He decided to check on Abel and realized that Abel had the same condition. Abel's grandfather brought Abel and his mother to the hospital so that doctors could examine Abel. The doctors confirmed that Abel has cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Abel has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Surgeons advised a bilateral orchidopexy to correct Abel's condition, but Abel's family cannot afford this treatment and need help. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. Abel is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery at AMH's care center on July 6th. Now, AMH is requesting $459 to cover the total cost of Abel's procedure and care. Abel's grandfather said, “I have taken care of my two children from the time their mother died. Even this my grandson I would like the best for him. I don’t want him to have problems like the doctor was explaining on TV. Kindly assist us so that he can grow up like the other boys”

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