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Britney from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund mobility-restoring surgery on her leg and foot.

Britney
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Britney's treatment was fully funded on November 13, 2020.
November 13, 2020

Britney did not undergo surgery on her leg.

We just received an important update from our medical partner that Britney was admitted to the hospital for her treatment and stayed in the hospital for 4 days waiting for the result of her tests and an xray. Upon receiving the reports, her doctor consulted with other experts and determined that the operation would be both difficult and possibly not yield the desired results due to coxa magna (asymmetrical enlargement and deformation of the femoral head and neck.) They decided to it would be best to cancel her case at this point. Britney had high expectations of surgery, and when it was cancelled, she was disappointed. She has been able to undergo counseling with the doctors and other support staff, and we have shared our support with her for a healthy and happier journey ahead.

We just received an important update from our medical partner that Britney was admitted to the hospital for her treatment and stayed in the ...

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September 30, 2020

Meet Britney, a 14-year-old girl from a village in Meru County. Britney likes socializing and playing handball. She aspires to become a doctor in future to help patients who are going through tough times in the hospital. Britney is the second born in a family of three children. Her father is a small businessman while her mother is a farmer.

While playing with a few other girls, Britney slipped in the field and injured her left foot. She has been to different hospitals for x-rays and seeking treatment, but her condition has been worsening. It affects her mobility and is causing her to feel pain anytime she walks. Britney cannot stand for long and doing household duties is also a challenge for her now.

Surgery will be of great impact as she will be able to walk without any challenge and the pain which she has been feeling whenever she walks, will be alleviated.

“I want my foot to be corrected so that I can walk well like other girls,” Britney told us.

Meet Britney, a 14-year-old girl from a village in Meru County. Britney likes socializing and playing handball. She aspires to become a doct...

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Britney's Timeline

  • September 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Britney was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • October 01, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Britney's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 05, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Britney was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Cure International Hospital. 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.

  • November 13, 2020
    FUNDING ENDED

    Britney is no longer raising funds.

  • November 13, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Britney's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,224 for Britney's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47
Other
$59

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Naw Kwee Moo is a 54-year-old woman from the Karen region in Burma, who lives with her husband and their family in a refugee camp. Of her children, three daughters and three sons still live in the refugee camp along with them near the Thai-Burma border. Naw Kwee is a homemaker and her husband is currently too ill to work. Five of their children go to school in the camp, four other children have moved away, and her second oldest son graduated from a post-secondary program in May 2020. He worked as an agricultural day laborer at a nearby Thai village until mid-December 2020. Due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, he was no longer allowed to leave the camp. Naw Kwe’s household receives a monthly cash card to purchase basic rations. Although they receive free education and basic health care in the camp, they shared how hard it is to make ends meet. Starting four years ago, Naw Kwee often went to the camp’s hospital run by Malteser International (MI) Thailand to receive treatment for urinary tract infections (UTI). Most of the time, she would feel better after taking medication, but she was no longer able to work as an agricultural day laborer because of her pain. Over the next few years, she was diagnosed with chronic UTI. “I think my condition was caused from consuming dirty water,” she said. “When I worked as a day laborer, we had no access to clean water.” Naw Kwee received antibiotics through an intravenous (IV) line at the camp’s hospital. When her condition did not improve, a doctor at the camp’s hospital referred her again to Mae Sariang Hospital in March 2020. There she received a urine test and an x-ray of her kidneys, ureters and bladder. She was finally diagnosed with a right kidney stone. After multiple visits, the doctor at Mae Sariang Hospital referred her to Chiang Mai Hospital (CMH) for further treatment. However, Naw Kwee could not travel to CMH for a while due to travel restrictions after the outbreak of Covid-19. Finally, last June medical staff from her camp were able to bring Naw Kwee to Chiang Mai. During her appointment, the doctor scheduled her to undergo an intravenous pyelogram on July 16th, 2020. After she received a diagnostic test, she returned to CMH for her follow-up appointment on November 19th, 2020. During her appointment, she received more tests and it was at her next appointment Naw Kwee was told she needed to undergo multiple rounds of laser treatment to break up the stone in her kidney. She received her first round of laser treatment on February 11th, 2021. Two days later, she developed a fever and could only pass a bit of urine. She also started to experience severe back pain and other troubling symptoms. MI staff took her back to the hospital where she received an ultrasound. The nurse shared with her that after her laser treatment, the stones had broken up and many of them where now stuck in her ureter, creating a blockage. She now needs emergency surgery to remove the stones. Our Medical Partner Burma Children Medical Fund is seeking $1,500 to support her surgery and finally relieve her of her painful condition.

66% funded

66%funded
$991raised
$509to go

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