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Success! Hellen from Kenya raised $1,074 to fund a curative laparotomy so she can go after her dreams.

Hellen
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  • $1,074 raised, $0 to go
$1,074
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Hellen's treatment was fully funded on January 19, 2023.
September 8, 2022

Hellen is a soft-spoken, 23 year old student, living with relatives in Gilgil Town in Kenya. Hellen’s parents are elderly, and as neither they nor Hellen have a stable source of income, Hellen’s relatives are paying for her studies in food and beverage.

Just two weeks ago, after undergoing an MRI because of abdominal pain, Hellen learned that she has a fast growing mass in her abdomen, that has displaced her uterus. Hellen was told that she needs surgery urgently in order to remove the mass. If left untreated, the mass could become cancerous, and threaten Hellen’s ability to bear children.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is here to help Hellen access the care that she needs. On September 9th, Hellen will undergo a laparoscopic procedure at AIC Kijabe Hospital, at which time the mass will be removed. African Mission Healthcare Foundation is seeking $1,074 to fund Hellen’s surgery.

Hellen says: “The swelling in the stomach is growing so fast. I am scared it might be cancerous. It might also affect my ability to get kids if not treated.”

Hellen is a soft-spoken, 23 year old student, living with relatives in Gilgil Town in Kenya. Hellen's parents are elderly, and as neither th...

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Hellen's Timeline

  • September 8, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Hellen was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 9, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Hellen was scheduled to receive 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.

  • September 11, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hellen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 19, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hellen's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Hellen's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 32 donors

Treatment
Curative Laparatomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,074 for Hellen's treatment
Hospital Fees
$708
Medical Staff
$29
Medication
$46
Supplies
$161
Labs
$78
Other
$52

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