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Success! Damaris from Kenya raised $220 to fund cataract surgery.

Damaris
100%
  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Damaris's treatment was fully funded on April 22, 2020.

Photo of Damaris post-operation

February 2, 2020

Damaris underwent cataract surgery.

Damaris had successful surgery to remove the cataract in her eye. Her vision was really improved and she was very happy as she could clearly see unlike before.

“I am very happy that my vision has been restored,” says Damaris.

Damaris had successful surgery to remove the cataract in her eye. Her vision was really improved and she was very happy as she could clearly...

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October 27, 2019

Damaris is an elderly woman from Kenya. The map of wrinkles on her face told of the most incredible journey. Her eye lines told of laughter, warm smiles and affection. Her forehead told of worries past and worries present. But mostly they were so deeply engrained they told of a woman who had travelled through eight decades to that moment. From the inky folds of her heavy cardigan extends a withered dark brown hand, clasping a bamboo cane that clacks onto the floor to help her walk. Damaris struggles to find a chair right in front of her before her son quickly directs her to it. She has been diagnosed with a left eye cataract.

This began in 2016 when Damaris’s sight dwindled over time. Upon review, the doctor revealed that she had an immature cataract and would need time before she could undergo surgery. The doctor has now confirmed that surgery is needed. She has unable to afford the cost of surgery as she depends on her six children for her living expenses. Damaris’ husband passed on back in 2000 and she is a grandmother to more than 20 grandchildren.

Fortunately, Damaris is scheduled to undergo cataract surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove and replace the blurred lens. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $220 procedure.

“Please help me get treated,” says Damaris.

Damaris is an elderly woman from Kenya. The map of wrinkles on her face told of the most incredible journey. Her eye lines told of laughter,...

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Damaris's Timeline

  • October 27, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Damaris was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • November 10, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Damaris's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 12, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Damaris received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • February 02, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Damaris's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 22, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Damaris's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Cataract Removal (Single Eye)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $220 for Damaris's treatment
Hospital Fees
$172
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$11
Supplies
$0
Labs
$37

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