Success! Mary from Kenya raised $718 to fund gynecological surgery.

Mary
$718
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$0
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Fully funded
Mary's treatment was fully funded on August 8, 2018.
  • Mary's story
  • Mary's update
June 14, 2018

Photo of Mary post-operation

July 5, 2018

Mary underwent gynecological surgery.

Mary had successful surgery to treat her condition. The treatment was successful and Mary was very grateful. Mary will now be able to do her...

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Mary's Timeline

  • June 14, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mary was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 17, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 27, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mary received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • July 5, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mary's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mary's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 17 donors

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Thokozani is a 23-year-old university student from Malawi. He is the fourth born in a family of ten children and the only child in his family who went on to study at the university level. Thokozani is completing a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management (Wildlife) and Eco-tourism. His higher education student loans support him, and he lives in a single-room hostel with two friends. In his free time, Thokozani enjoys watching wildlife programs and eating rice served with beef. Thokozani was born with a hernia condition, and in 2020, he started experiencing on-and-off episodes of discomfort. He visited a private hospital where they diagnosed his condition and recommended surgery, but he was unable to afford it and returned to school. In this last year, however, the pain has become too much to handle, causing him to miss classes. His worsening condition is impacting his ability to engage in daily activities and complete his education. Fortunately, Thokozani recently received a text from a friend regarding surgery support that is available with our medical partner. He immediately called the medical center and was able to see a surgeon who confirmed the diagnosis of a left inguinal hernia and the need for him to undergo surgery. A hernia is a condition in which soft tissue bulges through a weak point in the abdominal muscle. If the hernia is left untreated, the size of the protruding intestine might get bigger and become strangulated, leading to the reduction of blood flow to surrounding tissues, which may be life-threatening. Thokozani will undergo surgery on March 6th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $575 to fund the procedure. Thokozani is hopeful that this surgery will allow him to finally heal and return to school in good health. He is looking forward to his brighter future and making his family proud by being the first to complete university studies. He said, “I can’t wait to concentrate after surgery; kindly help me as I plan to finish the remaining part of my course.”

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