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Mary from Kenya raised $788 to fund a cholecystectomy.

Mary
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  • $788 raised, $0 to go
$788
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mary's treatment was fully funded on May 27, 2021.
June 17, 2021

Mary will not be undergoing treatment at this time.

Mary was due for surgery, but did not attend the clinic at her scheduled time. Her son called to reschedule, but they have yet to come in for her surgery. Mary suffers from diabetes and hypertension and has been unwell from these conditions. The medical team is hopeful that she will return in the future to seek the care she needs and has asked that we support another patient in need right now. Thank you for your understanding.

Mary was due for surgery, but did not attend the clinic at her scheduled time. Her son called to reschedule, but they have yet to come in fo...

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April 30, 2021

Mary is a 78-year-old woman and a married mother of ten children. Since her husband is elderly, she depends on her children for day-to-day support. Mary used to have a small business selling cereals, but now that she is older, she mostly stays home and does some farming.

In the mid-2020, Mary began experiencing pain in the upper left part of her abdomen, abdominal fullness and lack of appetite. She was taken to a few different hospitals, but the medicines prescribed did not help her condition. An ultrasound scan showed that Mary has gallstones, and a cholecystectomy was recommended to help her fully heal. If not treated, she could experience complications like gall bladder inflammation or blockage.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Mary to receive treatment. On May 6th, surgeons at AMH’s care center will perform a cholecystectomy to remove Mary’s gallbladder. Now, AMH is requesting $788 to fund Mary’s surgery.

Mary shared, “if that is the only way to make me well, I plead for your help so that I can be ok and continue mentoring my children and taking care of my husband.”

Mary is a 78-year-old woman and a married mother of ten children. Since her husband is elderly, she depends on her children for day-to-day s...

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Mary's Timeline

  • April 30, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mary was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 5, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 6, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Mary was scheduled to receive treatment at Nazareth Hospital in Kenya. 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.

  • June 17, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Mary is no longer raising funds.

  • June 17, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

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

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Byereta

Byereta is a 58-year-old farmer and policeman, and a married father to seven children. Two of his daughters are married, while the other five are still studying in school. His wife is a small scale farmer. He shared that because of having many children in school, he had to acquire loans to pay their school fees and support their family. In February of 2020, Byereta visited the hospital with a swelling that caused him unbearable pain. He was diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia and it was recommended that he have surgery, but he was called for training and never underwent the procedure. After his training, he was re-examined and surgery was again recommended to ensure a complete recovery. Because of the hernia, Byereta has difficulty bending down or carrying out any strenuous activity. If not treated, the hernia may become strangulated. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Byereta to receive treatment. Fortunately, on May 22nd, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH's care center. Now, AMH is requesting $230 to fund Byereta's surgery. Once complete, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Byereta shared, “I have suffered a lot with this condition because my finances can't enable me pay for my bill on my own due to overwhelming bank loans and the little balance I receive. I use it to buy soap, salt, and paraffin to light the lamp at home. My situation is getting worse yet my entire family looks up to me. I kindly ask for your support so that I can regain my health and continue working effectively for the betterment for my health and my family.”

20% funded

20%funded
$46raised
$184to go

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