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Success! Martha from Kenya raised $1,176 to fund burn repair surgery.

Martha
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  • $1,176 raised, $0 to go
$1,176
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Martha's treatment was fully funded on June 25, 2018.

Photo of Martha post-operation

May 16, 2018

Martha underwent burn repair surgery.

After a long wait, Martha was finally treated. She had a very successful surgery in which the contractures on her trunk were released.

Martha says, “I am grateful for the successful treatment. I am hopeful that soon I will be able to go back to school.”

After a long wait, Martha was finally treated. She had a very successful surgery in which the contractures on her trunk were released. Ma...

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April 20, 2018

Martha is a young girl from Kenya. She lives with her aunt and two siblings. Martha completed her primary education in 2012 but could not attend high school as her aunt could not afford the school fees. Instead, she helps her aunt sell vegetables.

Two years ago, Martha was in her house reading a book when a pressure lamp exploded. She suffered burns and later developed burn contractures. The burn contractures have significantly disfigured her abdomen and distorted her gait.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Martha receive treatment. On April 23, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help Martha regain her posture. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,176 procedure.

Martha says, “I would want to be treated and trust God that a well-wisher will come and educate me. I want to help my aunt and siblings have a good life that past life has robbed us.”

Martha is a young girl from Kenya. She lives with her aunt and two siblings. Martha completed her primary education in 2012 but could not at...

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Martha's Timeline

  • April 20, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Martha was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • April 20, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Martha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 23, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Martha 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 16, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Martha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 25, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Martha's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 34 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,176 for Martha's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,144
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$9
Supplies
$0
Labs
$23

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