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Maria from Kenya raised $740 to treat breast cancer.

Maria
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Maria's treatment was fully funded on September 25, 2015.

Photo of Maria post-operation

October 5, 2015

Maria received treatment for her breast cancer.

“Maria underwent successful mastectomy surgery,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “She is recovering well from the surgery and is expected to be informed if she needs chemo/radio therapy or not within the next week. Maria is happy that she is on her way to total recovery and being cancer free.”

“Thank you very much for helping me,” says Maria.

"Maria underwent successful mastectomy surgery," shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. "She is recovering well ...

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September 8, 2015

Meet Maria, a 46-year-old woman who lives in Kenya. “Maria has been a house help in the same household for almost 25 years, and she is originally from Tanzania,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).

“Maria has a lump in her right breast. She first felt a lump in her breast last year and went to a local public hospital. After testing, Maria was informed that the lump is benign and it was removed. Early this year, she felt a lump again in the same breast,” AMHF explains.

She has been diagnosed with breast cancer and needs a mastectomy to remove the cancerous part of her breast. “We expect that after the surgery and subsequent chemo and radio therapy, Maria will no longer have recurring lumps,” AMHF says.

“Maria has never been married and is a proud mother of a playful three-year-old boy. Maria’s aged parents are small-scale farmers back in Tanzania and are barely able to fend for themselves, and all her siblings are married and raising their own families. Maria goes back home once or twice a year to visit her family,” AMHF explains.

“One day I will go back home and start a business that will enable me support my son,” says Maria.

A mastectomy will cost $740. AMHF reports, “Maria is not able to raise the funds for her treatment and up to this point, her employer has been catering for all her medical bills. Maria’s employer is not able to raise the funds needed for Maria’s surgery.”

Let’s help Maria be cancer-free so she can continue to work and care for her son.

Meet Maria, a 46-year-old woman who lives in Kenya. “Maria has been a house help in the same household for almost 25 years, and she is origi...

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Maria's Timeline

  • September 8, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 9, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Maria 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.

  • September 24, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maria's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 25, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maria's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 5, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Maria. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Margret

Margret is a 69-year-old woman - a mother of five children and a grandmother to 13 children. She lives in a thatched house with her family. She and her husband are farmers and rely on seasonal farm products for their income. Due to a recent drought on their land, they do not have any farm products to sell. Margret and her husband are aging and shared that they are limited in how they can care for themselves. They also shared that their children are married but do not have stable jobs yet to help support the family. One week ago, Margret’s poor vision caused her to fall on her walk to the farm. She fell on her left hand and can longer use it or put any weight on it. Her daughter-in-law bought her to the hospital for an X-Ray. After an assessment by the doctor, she was diagnosed with a left distal humerus fracture, and surgery was recommended. Currently, Margret is experiencing pain in her left hand and requires 24-hour care from her daughter-in-law. On October 26th, Margret will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation, with our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). This surgery will alleviate her pain and bring healing and restoration to the functioning of her left hand. She will be able to carry out her day-to-day activities and take care of herself again. AMH is requesting $941 to help fund this procedure. Margret shared, “I am in pain. I hope I get treated soon and be able to use my hand again. Please help me.”

78% funded

78%funded
$735raised
$206to go