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Success! Rosemary from Kenya raised $616 to fund a curative laparotomy.

Rosemary
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  • $616 raised, $0 to go
$616
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Rosemary's treatment was fully funded on May 17, 2021.

Photo of Rosemary post-operation

June 1, 2021

Rosemary underwent a curative laparotomy.

Rosemary suffered from severe pain and was scheduled for a laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery. She was financially constrained and was unable to raise money by herself for the procedure. After receiving Watsi’s support, she was able to be scheduled and operated on, and all went well! According to her doctors, the surgery proceeded as planned and her pains had greatly reduced. She spent two nights at the hospital and was happy to be heading home feeling well. She’s scheduled for a clinic visit to check on her healing in two more weeks.

Rosemary shared, “I am happy I received the care and am going home. I was in a difficult financial situation but with the support, I got help.”

Rosemary suffered from severe pain and was scheduled for a laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery. She was financially constrained and was una...

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March 30, 2021

Rosemary is a 55-year-old woman, who is a very cheerful, talkative, and full of humour. Rosemary has a small kiosk where she sells beauty products. In recent years, she has been supporting her sick mother until her mother passed away last year.

Early February 2020, Rosemary started experiencing some pain in her abdominal area. The pain became severe, and persisted for some time before she went to a hospital for a checkup. During the examination, she was found to have helicobacter pylori and gallbladder problems, and was also suspected to have gallbladder stones. Rosemary was given medication, which seemed to work at first but her gall bladder problems eventually worsened.

Afterwards, Rosemary was referred to another facility in Nairobi for further treatment, but after going through scans and treatment, she did not notice any change in her condition. Eventually, she came to our Medical Partner Kijabe Hospital in February 2021. After the examination, the doctor recommended that she undergo a curative laparatomy to better treat her condition.

However, Rosemary cannot afford the cost of her care. While supporting her mother, she found herself in a lot of debt that she is still trying to clear. Rosemary does not have National Health Insurance Fund coverage, and her condition needs urgent treatment. Rosemary has no extra source of income and is appealing for financial help.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On March 31st, Rosemary will undergo a laparoscopic cholecystectomy to treat her persistent pain. Once recovered, she will hopefully be free of pain and her quality of life will significantly improve. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $616 to fund this procedure.

Rosemary shared, “The financial situation I’m in makes it hard for me to raise enough funds for my surgery yet it is worsening as time goes by. Any financial help offered will be highly appreciated.”

Rosemary is a 55-year-old woman, who is a very cheerful, talkative, and full of humour. Rosemary has a small kiosk where she sells beauty pr...

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Rosemary's Timeline

  • March 30, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 1, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rosemary 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.

  • April 2, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rosemary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 17, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rosemary's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 1, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rosemary's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Curative Laparatomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $616 for Rosemary's treatment
Hospital Fees
$543
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$35
Supplies
$0
Labs
$8
Other
$30

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