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Success! Miriam from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund a spinal fusion.

Miriam
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Miriam's treatment was fully funded on June 11, 2020.

Photo of Miriam post-operation

May 27, 2020

Miriam underwent a spinal fusion.

Miriam had successful surgery in our facility. Her spine had implants successful fused and she has started her physiotherapy sessions. She can now move with ease and her pain has drastically reduced. Miriam is grateful for the kind support offered to her.

Miriam shared, “Thank you for supporting me. I am able to walk with ease now. God bless you.”

Miriam had successful surgery in our facility. Her spine had implants successful fused and she has started her physiotherapy sessions. She c...

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November 26, 2019

Miriam walks slowly with the aid of crutches. She was overly active until the year 2017 when she began complaining of back pain and numbness on her feet. Miriam formerly an active farmer would tire easily from her farming activities and small house chores. From the nearest hospital, pain medication was administered but with time, her condition deteriorated. She thought maybe she had gained weight and that was the reason for the back pain. Dieting did not help either and over time, she couldn’t walk without the aid of a stick.

Frustrated, Miriam resigned to fate as she thought she was a burden to her young children who were building their homes. A friend recommended that they visit Kijabe hospital for specialized treatment where Miriam was diagnosed with a spine disc dislocation and a spinal fusion surgery recommended. Miriam was glad that there is a solution to her condition and she looks forward to getting treated.

If treated, Miriam will regain her ability to walk, resume work and become independent again. Miriam and her husband are subsistence farmers with four grown children. She lives with her husband in Central Kenya. Miriam is appealing for financial help.

“I look forward to walking again,” says Miriam.

Miriam walks slowly with the aid of crutches. She was overly active until the year 2017 when she began complaining of back pain and numbness...

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Miriam's Timeline

  • November 26, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Miriam was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • November 29, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Miriam's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 20, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Miriam received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital. 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.

  • May 27, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Miriam's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 11, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Miriam's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 35 donors

Treatment
Spinal Fusion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,090 for Miriam's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,590 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,476
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$107
Supplies
$0
Labs
$112
Other
$395

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