Success! Leah from Kenya raised $936 to fund a complete thyroidectomy.

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Leah's treatment was fully funded on August 20, 2023.
  • Leah's story
  • Leah's update
February 26, 2023
January 4, 2024

Leah underwent thyroid surgery.

Leah has a partial thyroid removal surgery in 2022. The pathology report returned with a diagnosis of Hurthle cell carcinoma of the thyroid ...

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Leah's Timeline

  • February 26, 2023

    Leah was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, SAFE Program Manager at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 27, 2023

    Leah received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • March 2, 2023

    Leah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 20, 2023

    Leah's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 4, 2024

    Leah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

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Edina, a 41-year-old mother of seven, works as a vegetable seller, earning about $2.97 per day for her family's upkeep. She finds joy interacting with her customers and has a fondness for chicken and nsima, a Malawian staple porridge made from maize flour. Four years ago, Edina discovered a small, painless swelling on the right side of her neck. After seeking medical advice at a nearby hospital, she was diagnosed with goiter, an enlargement of the thyroid gland. She was instructed to wait for an opportunity for surgery, but her condition has worsened, causing breathlessness, neck pain, and difficulty lifting heavy objects. This has affected her work capacity and resulted in a decrease in income. Inspired by a fellow community member's journey to seek help, Edina visited our medical partner's care facility, Partners in Hope Medical Centre, where a surgeon reconfirmed the need for a thyroidectomy, the surgical removal of all or part of your thyroid gland. Faced with financial hardships, Edina is seeking support for her surgery treatment. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Edina receive treatment. On March 20th, surgeons at PIH will perform a thyroidectomy to relieve her symptoms and help her resume her vegetable business at full capacity. Now, Edina needs help to fund this $1,015 procedure. Edina says, “I feel so fortunate to get the opportunity for support. Thank you so much, I believe surgery will help me get back to normal life."

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