Success! Mary from Tanzania raised $838 to fund leg surgery.

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Mary's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2019.
  • Mary's story
  • Mary's update
August 26, 2019

Photo of Mary post-operation

October 19, 2019

Mary underwent leg surgery.

Mary had a successful surgery that helped correct her right leg that was making her walk with a gait and went through pain when walking. Thr...

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Mary's Timeline

  • August 26, 2019

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

  • August 27, 2019

    Mary 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.

  • August 30, 2019

    Mary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 19, 2019

    Mary's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 5, 2019

    Mary's treatment was fully funded.

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Junoir is a student from Kenya, currently he is in fifth grade. He resides in the interiors of Igembe North County and is the eldest child of three. He has twin younger sisters. Junoir and his family live on Junior's grandfather’s land, where his mother grows maize and beans. They have a single room house built of poles and an open kitchen roofed with a polythene paper. Junior's mother uses the money she gets from her daily jobs to pay for her children's school supplies and household necessities. For ten months, Junoir has been experiencing pain in his left groin from a symptomatic hernia. He was taken to the nearby health center where he was treated for an infection. He improved, but the pain recurred. He was referred to a regional clinic, but they did not have transportation. Later Maua Methodist Hospital announced a medical camp near them, and it was a great relief to Junior and also his mother. He was seen by the doctors in the medical camp and referred to the hospital where they found left testicular swelling from the hernia. If not treated, it can progress to intestinal complications. Fortunately, on February 15th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $733 to fund Junoir's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Junior's mother says, "Please help my son so that he can continue with schooling with ease. I believe he has a bright future ahead”.

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