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

Mariana
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mariana's treatment was fully funded on June 15, 2018.

Photo of Mariana post-operation

April 23, 2018

Mariana underwent cataract surgery.

Her surgery was successful, and she can now see clearly.

Mariana says, “I am able to see and I thank the Lord. I will be able to fend for myself without relying on anyone’s help.”

Her surgery was successful, and she can now see clearly. Mariana says, “I am able to see and I thank the Lord. I will be able to fend fo...

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April 8, 2018

Mariana is an elderly woman from Kenya. She sometimes does farm work, but she does not make enough to support herself and depends on help from others.

Early this year, Mariana developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision. A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes opaque, blurring vision.

Fortunately, Mariana 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.

Mariana is an elderly woman from Kenya. She sometimes does farm work, but she does not make enough to support herself and depends on help fr...

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Mariana's Timeline

  • April 8, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mariana was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • April 09, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mariana 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.

  • April 10, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mariana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 23, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mariana's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 15, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mariana's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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

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$331raised
$285to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Agnes

Agnes, a mother of eight children, arrived in our Watsi reps' office looking frail, drained, and in deep thought. She had given up getting medical attention and had requested her children to take her home before we intervened. She is mourning her husband who recently succumbed to cancer. Furthermore, doctors recently discovered she has a high-grade stromal tumor and requires surgery to remove the ovarian mass, which has been causing her severe discomfort. She shared her story with us: during the first week of May 2020, Agnes started feeling a sharp pain in the lower part of her stomach. She thought they were just normal pains and therefore got pain medication from a nearby chemist. Days later, her pains continued to increase, this time accompanied by bleeding. Alarmed she visited the nearest health centre where she was referred to Kijabe Hospital for further review. Several tests were conducted when she visited the facility and doctors discovered that she has symptomatic uterine fibroids. She underwent surgery but later doctors discovered that she has a mass in her ovaries that requires excursion. Despite having approval from the National Health Insurance program, the amount is not enough to cover the cost of surgery and she needs financial assistance. Agnes was widowed barely a month ago after her husband's long battle to cancer. The cost of taking care of her husband has depleted the limited family resources they had. Equally, she has also been sick and had several trips that made her close the little shop they were running from their home. She has no source of income after they closed down their shop. Her kids don’t yet have a stable source of income, and with what they do have, they have been instrumental in paying for her husband’s medical bills and cost of the funeral. Agnes shared, “I recently buried my husband as a result of cancer. I have been ailing and in a lot of pain. I had to close my small shop and therefore have no source of income. I am unable to afford this much-needed surgery and request for assistance.”

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