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Success! Naomi from Kenya raised $788 to fund a surgery to remove her gallstones.

Naomi
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  • $788 raised, $0 to go
$788
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Naomi's treatment was fully funded on January 5, 2021.

Photo of Naomi post-operation

August 7, 2020

Naomi underwent surgery to remove her gallstones.

Naomi underwent a successful surgery and is recovering well. Once she fully recovers Naomi will be able to start looking for casual jobs again and be able to continue supporting her three children.

“I have no words to say thank you. I was just at home desperate and not knowing what to do. I thank Watsi for coming to my aid. At least soon I will be able to support my family,” said Naomi

Naomi underwent a successful surgery and is recovering well. Once she fully recovers Naomi will be able to start looking for casual jobs aga...

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July 7, 2020

Naomi is a single mother of three, all of which are still in school. Naomi earns a living through casual jobs, like washing clothes for her neighbors.

In 2018, she started experiencing pain on the right side of her abdomen. She was diagnosed with gallstones and her surgeon has shared that she needs a laparotomy. Unfortunately, she could not afford the surgery until a neighbor, who is one of our supportive staff, told her about the Watsi program. If not treated Naomi will continue to experience pain and may develop an infection or inflammation. Fortunately our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, can help. Now, they are asking for your help to fund this $788 surgery.

“When I did not have this condition I was able to provide for my children, but now I have difficulties so I plead for help. I hope to get well so that I can take care of my family,” shared Naomi.

Naomi is a single mother of three, all of which are still in school. Naomi earns a living through casual jobs, like washing clothes for her ...

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Naomi's Timeline

  • July 7, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 7, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Naomi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 9, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Naomi received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • August 7, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Naomi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 5, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Naomi's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - Laparotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $788 for Naomi's treatment
Hospital Fees
$493
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$39
Supplies
$107
Labs
$85
Radiology
$26
Other
$38

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Saw Wah

Saw Wah is a 14-year-old student who lives with his parents and five younger brothers. He is in grade six, but his youngest brother is too young to enroll in school and his four other brothers stopped going to school earlier this year. It has been a challenging time in their region and Saw Wah shared: “They do not want to attend school because fighting happens very often in this area. We have to run and hide in the jungle where we study and they do not like to study in the jungle." Saw Wah’s family raises chickens and two goats to help feed their family. They also go fishing and foraging for vegetables in the jungle. His father works as a day laborer when there is no work on the farm, and even though Saw Wah's family does not have a regular income, they have enough food and receive free basic healthcare at a clinic near their village. A few years ago, Saw Wah developed a runny nose with yellowish nasal discharge. At first, he thought this was normal and would go away on its own, but towards the end of April, Saw Wah's nose became entirely blocked. He could no longer breath through it and lost all sense of smell. He finally told his parents about his symptoms, and his father took him to the free clinic where the medic checked his nostrils and found a mass blocking the nasal passage in both of his nostrils. Saw Wah was told he would need to go to a larger hospital for further investigation. Doctors want Saw Wah to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $693 to cover the cost of Saw Wah's CT scan and care, scheduled for June 27th. Saw Wah said, “I cannot breathe well especially at night... I want to receive surgery soon so that I will be able to breath normally again.”

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$20raised
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