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Vailet from Malawi raised $613 to treat cervical cancer.

Vailet
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Vailet's treatment was fully funded on July 3, 2015.

Photo of Vailet post-operation

July 7, 2015

Vailet received surgery to treat cervical cancer.

Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine (WAM), shares that Vailet’s total abdominal hysterectomy was successful. Doctors were able to remove her uterus and cervix without complication.

“The cancer will no longer spread all over her body, which could eventually have led to her death. She will now be healthy and cancer-free,” WAM explains.

“It is a miracle — to no longer live in fear that I might die anytime, and to be told that I am cured,” Vailet shares. “Now I can live longer to see my children grow. I can’t explain in words the joy I feel right now.”

Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine (WAM), shares that Vailet's total abdominal hysterectomy was successful. Doctors were able to r...

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July 1, 2015

Vailet is a 42-year-old woman from Malawi who currently lives with cervical cancer. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine (WAM), runs a screening program for women in Malawi, and met Vailet when she came in for a routine visit.

“The aim of the cervical cancer screening program is to find ladies like these in the early stages of the disease when they can receive surgery,” shares WAM. “They can be prevented from developing disseminating cancer later on.”

Vailet’s case, however, is already developed and spreading. “There is no radiotherapy available in Malawi and chemotherapy is not recommended and not available either in Malawi,” WAM adds. “The best option to manage her is therefore surgical intervention.”

Valiet is “very eager to have the surgery done, having traveled 80 miles to get the surgery done, but sees the financial aspect as a big hurdle to overcome.” Vailet is married with eight children and her family lives off a small piece of land that Vailet “cultivates herself by hand with a hoe with no tractor or any other equipment to assist,” WAM continues.

Vailet needs a total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) for $613. A TAH is the removal of the uterus and cervix, which WAM hopes will fully heal Vailet of her cervical cancer. If left untreated, Vailet’s cancer will continue to spread, causing pain and other unpleasant symptoms.

With a successful surgery, WAM expects that Vailet will be fully cured. She is an extremely hardworking woman, and she will be able to continue supporting herself and her family.

Vailet is a 42-year-old woman from Malawi who currently lives with cervical cancer. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine (WAM), runs...

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Vailet's Timeline

  • July 1, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Vailet was submitted by Tawonga Kayira, Program Manager at World Altering Medicine.

  • July 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Vailet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 2, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Vailet received treatment. 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.

  • July 3, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Vailet's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 7, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Vailet. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

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Loy

Loy is a 46-year-old small scale farmer and a strong mother to her five children who range from the ages of 21 to 11 years old. Due to difficult finances and lack of resources, all of Loy's children have received a partial primary school education at various levels. Loy and her husband earn their income by farming, and their family lives together in a four-room mud house for shelter. Four months ago, Loy began experiencing severe lower abdominal pains that have caused her many sleepless nights. She believes that her uterus is very weak because she had a number of complicated deliveries when she gave birth to her children. She visited a doctor in March and was given temporary medication to help ease the pain and discomfort. Months later, she can now no longer sleep comfortably, and has had to completely stop farming due to the pain. Loy has been diagnosed with chronic pelvic inflammatory disease and needs to undergo a hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the uterus, in order to treat her condition. Fortunately, on May 13th, Loy will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center, Rushoroza Hospital. Once recovered, Loy will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and continue on with her farming in order to take care of her family. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $319 to help fund this surgery. Loy says, “I can no longer practice farming in my current condition and my family depends on farming. I hope to get well through surgery so that I may be able once again take better care of my family.”

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