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Mary from Kenya raised $788 to fund a cholecystectomy.

Mary
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  • $788 raised, $0 to go
$788
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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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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Brian

Brian is an 11-year-old boy, living with his grandmother and two younger siblings. Brian's mother left when they were young and his grandmother has been raising them. She practices small scale farming on her land, in an effort to provide for the family. About a month ago, Brian came to his grandmother and told her that he was different from the other boys he knows. Brian's grandmother brought him to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, which means that he has an undescended testicle. His grandmother was told that Brian would need surgery to correct this condition. Without surgery, he risks infection, strangulation, cancer, and the possibility of infertility, down the road. Brian will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. He is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on June 16th at Nazareth Hospital, and African Mission Healthcare Foundation is raising $483 to cover the total cost of Brian's procedure and care. After surgery, Brian will continue to be the active young man that he has always been, helping his grandmother to take care of his younger siblings, and secure in the knowledge that he is just like all of the other boys he knows. “My daughter left me with these children to struggle with them. And since they are my grandchildren, I love them and would not like any of them feeling unwell; especially Brian because he helps me a lot. I plead for support so that he can be treated and be well to continue assisting me and also be like the other boys,” said Brian's grandmother.

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