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Damaris is an elderly woman from Kenya who needs $220 to fund cataract surgery.

Damaris
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  • $15 raised, $205 to go
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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 Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • October 28, 2019
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Damaris was scheduled to receive 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.

  • November 10, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Damaris's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Damaris is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Damaris's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 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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