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Faith from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund spinal fusion surgery.

Faith
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Faith's treatment was fully funded on June 14, 2021.
June 14, 2021

Faith passed away before her treatment could take place.

We just received an update from our medical partner that we wanted to share with you right away. Faith was to undergo spinal surgery but the medical team and her family were waiting to receive important pathology results. As surgeons were starting her treatment, they first sent in samples to the lab for testing so they could make the best treatment plan for her. However, on Saturday a few days before the scheduled date of review, her relatives called the hospital to share that she passed away while at home. Her burial is scheduled for this week and we are all keeping her family in our thoughts. We are sorry to share this update with you and all are grateful for your kind support.

We just received an update from our medical partner that we wanted to share with you right away. Faith was to undergo spinal surgery but the...

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June 3, 2021

Faith is a 41-year-old woman from Kenya and the mother of two children, ages 22 and 15. She used to work as a second-hand shoe seller, but unfortunately, for the last year and a half she has not been working due to her condition. Faith and her children live with her mother who is a farmer.

Several weeks ago, Faith had spinal surgery. During one of her follow-up check-ups, doctors noticed that she has purulent drainage from the wound and recommended an urgent surgical revision of her thoracolumbar spinal fusion. She is currently unable to sit upright.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On June 4th, surgeons from AMH will perform revision spinal surgery. Now, Faith needs help raising $1,500 to fund the procedure.

Faith shared, “I am unable to walk without support. Most of the time I lay asleep on my back. I cannot take care of my kids who depend on me. I need this surgery to have my life get back to normal, especially walking again.”

Faith is a 41-year-old woman from Kenya and the mother of two children, ages 22 and 15. She used to work as a second-hand shoe seller, but u...

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Faith's Timeline

  • June 3, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 4, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Faith was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • June 9, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Faith's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 14, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Faith is no longer raising funds.

  • June 14, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
Spinal Fusion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,245 for Faith's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,745 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,476
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$107
Supplies
$0
Labs
$112
Other
$550

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