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Jedidah from Kenya raised $788 to fund a laparotomy.

Jedidah
100%
  • $788 raised, $0 to go
$788
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jedidah's treatment was fully funded on February 8, 2021.
February 15, 2021

Jedidah did not yet undergo a laparotomy due to COVID-19.

Our medical partner shared an important update with us: Jedidah was due for treatment in late December. When our medical partner called her to come for her scheduled hospital admission, she informed them that she was diagnosed with COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment. Once she has fully recovered and if she decides to return for her treatment, we can support her case at that time.

Our medical partner shared an important update with us: Jedidah was due for treatment in late December. When our medical partner called her ...

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December 17, 2020

Jedidah was feeling very unwell while she met with our local Watsi representative. She is a 52-year-old woman from Machakos County in Kenya. Married with five children, she is a farmer along with her husband.

Since 2018, Jedidah has had upper abdominal pains, a constant feeling fullness and heartburn, plus bitter saliva and regurgitation. Her symptoms make it hard for Jedidah to eat.

She has visited many hospitals, but without help. They recently decided to come to Nazareth Hospital where our partner doctor ordered for an oesophagal-gastro-duodenoscopy, which finally showed that Jedidah has a hiatus hernia. The surgeon advised a laparotomy is needed to cure her condition, but Jedidah’s family is not able to meet the cost. If not treated, Jedidah may have hernia strangulation, gastroesophageal reflux disease, or future lung problems as her stomach contents are moved up to the oesophagus.

Jedidah said quietly, “This condition has made it difficult for me to work in our small farm, to interact with friends and even take care of my children. I plead for help and God will bless you.”

Jedidah was feeling very unwell while she met with our local Watsi representative. She is a 52-year-old woman from Machakos County in Kenya....

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Jedidah's Timeline

  • December 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 21, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Jedidah was scheduled to receive treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • December 21, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jedidah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 15, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Jedidah is no longer raising funds.

  • February 15, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jedidah's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - Laparotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $788 for Jedidah's treatment
Hospital Fees
$493
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$39
Supplies
$107
Labs
$85
Radiology
$26
Other
$38

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