Success! Priscilla from Kenya raised $1,165 to fund orthopedic surgery.

Priscilla
$1,165
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Priscilla's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2018.
  • Priscilla's story
  • Priscilla's update
October 24, 2018

Photo of Priscilla post-operation

November 19, 2018

Priscilla underwent orthopedic surgery.

The surgery was successful. The treatment will be of great help to her as she will be able to walk well when she enrolls in school. Her f...

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Priscilla's Timeline

  • October 24, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 26, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Priscilla's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 12, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Priscilla received treatment at AIC Cure International Hospital in Kenya. 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 19, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Priscilla's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 31, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Priscilla's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

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Oliver is a married mother of four children, all of whom are married with children except the last one who is still in school. She is a farmer together with her husband. Her second child, a daughter, has been there for her support throughout her illness. Oliver likes chatting with her daughter and enjoys eating nsima made from cassava maize flour served with fresh fish. Oliver was well until one year ago when she noted a small lump on her right breast that was not painful. She visited her nearest hospital where some pain medication was provided. She visited many other hospitals after noting that the growth was becoming bigger as time passed. At one of the hospitals, a diagnosis of suspected breast cancer was made before proceeding to Kamuzu Central Hospital for further assessments. At Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH), different tests were done, and a diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma was made followed by four cycles of neoadjuvant therapy. Oliver was later scheduled for surgery on January 15th this year but unfortunately, she did not report back since she did not have the funds. On January 29th, Oliver went back to KCH where she was referred to our medical partner's care center Partners in Hope Medical Center (PIH) so that she can undergo surgery more urgently. Of late, Oliver has been experiencing needle pricking pains, and weakness affecting her farm work plus household chores as a mother. On January 30th, Oliver reported to PIH and met the surgeon who confirmed the need for a modified radical mastectomy. Modified radical mastectomy is the removal of the entire breast, including the nipple, areola, and skin plus most axillary lymph nodes. Oliver believes the surgical operation will help her get back home in a good condition and enable her to resume her farm work. Oliver said, “Kindly remove this breast for me to have my peace of mind after getting rid of these bad symptoms that I experience, I would rather be able to move on in my age.”

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