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Priscilla from Kenya raised $790 to treat uterine fibroids.

Priscilla
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  • $790 raised, $0 to go
$790
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Priscilla's treatment was fully funded on September 23, 2015.

Photo of Priscilla post-operation

October 5, 2015

Priscilla received treatment for her uterine fibroids.

“Priscilla had a successful total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) surgery,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “She is now free from the pain, bleeding, and the risk of anemia. Priscilla will be able to regain her social life and also fully take care of her family.”

“I want to say how happy I am for this help from Watsi,” says Priscilla. “My life will get back to normal and I can’t wait to visit and socialize with my friends and family.”

"Priscilla had a successful total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) surgery," shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. ...

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September 14, 2015

'’This condition is making life very difficult for me. I can’t go to visit friends and I am even unable to attend church,” shares Priscilla. “I really hope to get help from Watsi and that the surgery will be successful so that I can be able to regain my normal life back.”

50-year-old Priscilla and her husband have three children who are all in school. Her husband runs a small shop in Kenya, and Priscilla and her family rely on his business to cater to all their family needs. However, their modest business struggles to raise enough money for Priscilla’s treatment.

“Priscilla is experiencing heavy bleeding and lower abdominal pain,” explains our medical partner African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “ Priscilla started experiencing this condition late last year. The symptoms got worse and she had to come to the hospital. A pelvis scan was ordered and showed she has uterine fibroids.”

The noncancerous growths in Priscilla’s uterus have hindered Priscilla’s social and personal life. “If not treated, Priscilla will continue to suffer from this condition,” continues AMHF. “The growing fibroids may affect the surrounding body organs and the bleeding may also lead to anaemia.”

With $790, AMHF expects Priscilla to fully recover after a hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus. She will be free from the pain, bleeding, and the risk of anaemia; furthermore, Priscilla will be able to regain her social life and fully integrate with her family.

''This condition is making life very difficult for me. I can’t go to visit friends and I am even unable to attend church,” shares Priscilla....

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Priscilla's Timeline

  • September 14, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Priscilla was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 18, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Priscilla 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 22, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Priscilla's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 23, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Priscilla's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 5, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Priscilla. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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Kwan

Kwan is a sweet and charming one-year-old girl who loves to dance whenever she hears music! She also likes to play with coconut leaves and pretend she is cooking with them. She lives with her parents and four brothers in Thailand. Kwan’s family fled from Karen State, Burma in 2016 due to armed conflict in their area. Her two oldest brothers and her father all work as agricultural day laborers, her other two brothers currently attend school, and her mother works as a homemaker. Her parents share that their monthly income is enough for their basic day-to-day needs, and when they feel sick, they typically use traditional medicine to manage their symptoms. One year ago on March 1st, Kwan was born at Tha Song Yang Hospital. Immediately after birth, her mother noticed that she had a small lump between her eyes. The doctor diagnosed her with encephalocele, a condition that occurs when the neural tube does not close and causes a sac-like bulge with brain tissue and spinal fluid to poke through the skull. The mass is currently increasing in size and pressing on her nostrils. Doctors want Kwan to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which X-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $693 to cover the cost of Kwan's CT scan and care, which is scheduled for August 8th. Kwan's mother says, “I was so happy when I heard my daughter has donors who will help support her treatment. Every night I have prayed to God to help my daughter. I want to thank the organization and the donors so much for their kindness. I want my daughter to grow up the same as other people and go to school. I want her to become an educated person. I also want her to help poor communities.”

41% funded

41%funded
$290raised
$403to go

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