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Success! Mary from Kenya raised $1,074 to fund cancer treatment and relieve her pain.

Mary
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  • $1,074 raised, $0 to go
$1,074
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$0
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Fully funded
Mary's treatment was fully funded on April 25, 2022.
April 29, 2022

Mary underwent cancer treatment to relieve her pain.

Mary had a cancerous tumor that required urgent surgery. She had been undergoing chemo and this surgery helped with the removal of the tumor and to relieve her pains. Surgery went as planned, however, findings indicated there may be spread of the cancer. The medical team is working closely with Mary and her family to ensure she has the support and care she needs.

Mary shared, “I hope for the best. Thank you for the support.”

Mary had a cancerous tumor that required urgent surgery. She had been undergoing chemo and this surgery helped with the removal of the tumor...

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February 3, 2022

Mary is a 33-year-old woman and arrived to meet with our local Watsi rep having a lot of pain. She has a cancerous tumor in her abdomen that requires surgery. Over the past year she has been through a lot and, while she has insurance coverage, they will no longer cover her treatment. She is currently scheduled for a laparotomy surgery to help with the removal of the tumor and relieve her stomach pains.

Mary is a mother of one child who is six years old. She used to work as a shop steward but stopped due to her condition so no longer has a source of income. Her husband works as a motorbike ‘boda-boda’ driver and income from this venture is inconsistent and can’t cover the cost of her surgery. She has been relying on friends and relatives to raise money for travel fare and medication.

Mary says, “I have been through a lot. My stomach keeps swelling and it is very painful. I need to get better so as to raise my little kid and family.“

Mary is a 33-year-old woman and arrived to meet with our local Watsi rep having a lot of pain. She has a cancerous tumor in her abdomen that...

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Mary's Timeline

  • February 3, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mary was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 4, 2022
    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.

  • February 4, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 25, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mary's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 29, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mary's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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

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Nicholaus

Nicholaus is a young boy from a family of five living in Tanzania. His parents are local farmers who practice subsistence farming. They try to provide for the family, but it has been hard for them to provide the basic needs. They sometimes live on one meal a day, and shared that buying clothes for their children is difficult. When Nicholaus was two years old, he fell into a pit of hot ashes, burning his right hand. The parents applied honey on the wound and left it to heal. They got rid of the open wound, but it left the boy with a burn scar contracture on his right hand. They live in a remote area where it is hard to access social services like medical care. The contractures tighten the area around the burn, and it is now hard for him to move the hand especially around the wrist and part of the fingers. Nicholaus' parents have tried seeking professional medical opinion for their son before, but have not been able to afford the recommended treatment. When they heard about Friends of the Plaster House (ALMC), they were hopeful, and travelled over 600 km to seek assistance for their son. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Nicholaus receive treatment. On October 12th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him move his hand easily. Now, he needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Nicholaus’s mother says “We left home with hope that when he comes back, his hand will be okay."

46% funded

46%funded
$408raised
$466to go

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