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Agripino from Guatemala raised $1,475 to live a cancer-free life.

Agripino
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  • $1,475 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Agripino's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2014.

Photo of Agripino post-operation

February 12, 2015

Agripino received surgery and chemotherapy to help cure his kidney cancer.

His doctor reports, “Agripino is doing really well. The first stage of his treatment was a huge surgery to remove the tumor. This was a very tricky operation, and he was in the hospital for several weeks. He got through that and is now back home and initiating the chemotherapy part of his treatment. He feels very well. Now that the tumor has been removed, most of the pain and discomfort are gone. He will be under treatment now for several more months to come but the ‘worst of it’ is behind him! We anticipate a continued good response to treatment and a remission of the cancer.”

Agripino says, “I am glad to be back home and strong enough to enjoy the upcoming holiday season with my family. Without you, I wouldn’t have been able to get any treatment at all. I trust in God that I will be fully cured.”

His doctor reports, "Agripino is doing really well. The first stage of his treatment was a huge surgery to remove the tumor. This was a very...

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October 16, 2014

Agripino is a 24-year-old man living in Guatemala. He is from a rural farming village where he works in the fields, although this has become difficult to do under his condition.

“Agripino came to us after several months of abdominal pain and distention,” our partners at Wuqu’ Kawog tell us. “We performed imaging studies which confirmed a tumor in his left kidney, consistent with kidney cancer. If not treated, this tumor will continue to grow and may even metastasize.”

It will take $1,475 to fund the chemotherapy necessary to battle Agripino’s cancer. Since his cancer has not yet progressed to an advanced stage and hasn’t metastasized, our partner’s expect the chemotherapy to be a cure! Our partners tell us that Agripino is “upbeat and optimistic, and looking forward to beating this thing” – lets come together and make that happen!

Agripino is a 24-year-old man living in Guatemala. He is from a rural farming village where he works in the fields, although this has become...

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Agripino's Timeline

  • October 16, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Agripino was submitted by Peter Rohloff at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • October 20, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Agripino received treatment. 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.

  • November 01, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Agripino's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 05, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Agripino's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Agripino. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

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Jane

Jane is a farmer from Kenya who was well until Friday night, February 28th, when she fell on a hard ground while carrying a bunch of firewood. She visited a nearby health centre but was referred to our facility for specialized treatment secondary to severe pain and inability to stretch her hand. Upon review, x-ray imaging indicated a radial head fracture and a radial head excision with Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) recommended by doctors. The surgery will allow her to stretch/flex her hand and continue with her normal life duties. Jane is a peasant farmer in the upcountry, planting millet and sorghum on her farm located along the valley. The mother of 8 and a grandmother to several children, she has always worked hard to meet her children's needs. Despite her hard work, Jane faces a lot of social challenges at home. Since her husband was murdered four years ago by unknown persons, Jane developed depression that led to partial psychosis. Due to this condition, Jane is unable to attend to her home duties like before. She no longer does farming like she used to do, now she is left in the hands of her daughter who takes care of her needs. Jane's family is able to raise $98 only. She is requesting the rest of the funds to undergo ORIF. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On March 6th, Jane will undergo a fracture repair procedure. The surgery will reduce further complications and allow Jane be able to utilize her hand with ease. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $771 to fund this procedure. “I hope that I will get well soon. I am missing my home,” says Jane with sweet laughter.

66% funded

66%funded
$511raised
$260to go

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.