Success! Anastazia from Tanzania raised $880 to fund knee surgery so she can walk and play..

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Anastazia's treatment was fully funded on June 1, 2023.
  • Anastazia's story
  • Anastazia's update
April 16, 2023

Photo of Anastazia post-operation

June 15, 2023

Anastazia underwent knee surgery so she can walk and play.

The procedure makes it possible for Anastazia to walk to school, go around the community, and socialize with her peers. Anastazia says: “...

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Anastazia's Timeline

  • April 16, 2023

    Anastazia was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 19, 2023

    Anastazia received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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 24, 2023

    Anastazia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 1, 2023

    Anastazia's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 15, 2023

    Anastazia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Mary is a 53-year-old who has been a widow since 2010 raising her two kids with challenges. Her older son has autism and requires full time attention. Her last-born daughter recently graduated from college and does not have a source of income yet. Mary lives in her ancestral home. She has not been able to pay her monthly insurance medical premiums so does not have coverage and has been relying on her relatives to support her medical bills. Mary feels in pain and uncomfortable. She has been having stomach pains for the last six months. She went to a local government hospital in central Kenya and was treated for amoeba and stomach pains. She was relieved for a short while, but the pains recurred. Almost a month later the pain increased and was accompanied by vomiting. She opted to visit Kijabe Hospital, where she was reviewed and the pain was controlled. She was requested to do a colonoscopy and other tests to get a detailed diagnosis. Since she was feeling better after the review, she did not follow up on the plan due to financial constraints. However, six months later the symptoms recurred and she came back in January. Her tests and a biopsy revealed cancer in the colon that needs urgent attention as it is life threatening. Mary has now been scheduled for a right hemicolectomy procedure. One side of the infected colon (large intestine) will be removed to avoid metastasis. Sadly, she is financially constrained. Her friends at home have requested time, two months, to be able to find the required amount for the surgery. This is a long period considering the case is cancerous. She appeals for support so she can undergo treatment now. Our medical partner is requesting $1,074 to fund her surgery and help her fight the cancer. Mary says, “I have been in pain for over six months now. I thought it would be relieved, but the diagnosis is now shockingly cancer. I need this surgery to stop the disease.”

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