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Rose from Kenya raised $750 to get healthy.

Rose
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  • $750 raised, $0 to go
$750
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$0
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Fully funded
Rose's treatment was fully funded on August 2, 2013.

Photo of Rose post-operation

Rose received a hysterectomy to treat cervical cancer and save her life.

100% of your donation will be used to cover the cost of Rose’s medical care. You will receive an update after Rose receives treatment. This may take several weeks or even months, so please be patient.

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Rose was overjoyed, telling her doctors, "I have no words to say thank you enough to those who helped me, they have saved my life.” When she...

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Rose is a community leader in Kenya who recently had to stop working because of pain and bleeding from cervical cancer.

Rose needs a total abdominal hysterectomy, a procedure that costs $750. Rose cannot afford the treatment, but if she does not receive care, her doctors expect that her cancer will spread and eventually cause her death.

With the hysterectomy, it’s likely that Rose will recover from cancer and lead a normal and productive life. Rose hopes this surgery will help her regain strength and allow her to continue her self-less lifestyle by doing what she loves most - helping people.

Rose is a community leader in Kenya who recently had to stop working because of pain and bleeding from cervical cancer. Rose needs a to...

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Rose's Timeline

  • July 29, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rose's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 2, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rose's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Rose's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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San

San is a 41-year-old woman who lives with her husband, daughter, and son in Burma. Her children are students, but the schools are closed due to a COVID-19 outbreak and teachers' strike against the military coup earlier this year. San and her husband rent land and grow sesame and sunflowers. They shared that their income last year from selling their harvest was about 1,500,000 kyat (approx. $1,500 USD) for the year, which is only enough to cover their daily expenses and basic health care. Unfortunately, the rainy season was late this year, and they could not grow any sesame as a result. San's family is worried about the impact this will have on their income and their family. Starting in May, San felt tired and developed a fever, so she visited the local clinic and received medication for her symptoms. While her fever reduced, she still felt tired, and her heartbeat increased. Three days later, her son developed a fever and also went to the local clinic. While there, San was able to share more about her condition with the clinicians. The doctor listened to her heart, gave her an injection and medication, and told her to come back if she continued to feel unwell. That night, San experienced heart palpitations and could not sit or lie down for long periods. On May 29th, she visited the Magway General Hospital, where she received oxygen, an injection, a blood test, and an electrocardiogram (ECG). Doctors also recommended an echocardiogram and a chest x-ray, which she received in follow-up care on May 31st. After reviewing the results of her tests, the doctors shared that San's heart valve does not work well and suggested meeting with a cardiologist for further testing. While the military coup made it challenging to find a cardiologist, San visited her brother's town for treatment. After further testing, a cardiologist diagnosed San with mitral valve stenosis and told her that she needed surgery to replace a damaged heart valve. Currently, San feels tired and suffers from heart palpitations when she walks short distances and cannot lie down for long periods. Fortunately, San was referred to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), to help afford her surgery. On October 3rd, San will receive treatment, and BCMF is requesting $1,500 to help directly fund her procedure. San said, “I would like to get better soon because my family had to try hard to borrow enough money for my treatment. This year, we will not be able to earn a profit from our farm. This year is very difficult for everyone. I would like my daughter and son to finish their studies. I would like to work hard for my family’s future. After I recover from my operation, I want to open a shop in my village to earn more money. I will try to send my daughter and son to school until they graduate. Thank you so much for supporting the cost of my surgery.”

89% funded

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$1,340raised
$160to go

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