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Jane from Kenya raised $790 for a hysterectomy.

Jane
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Fully funded
Jane's treatment was fully funded on February 25, 2015.

Photo of Jane post-operation

May 5, 2015

Jane received a hysterectomy to treat her uterine fibroids.

Jane’s procedure was a success! Her doctors were able to remove her uterus, stopping the heavy bleeding she was experiencing.

“I am very happy! I am grateful to the donors who paid for my surgery,” Jane tells us. “I plan to expand my small grocery business so that I can increase my income and be able to support my children and educate them: I have no husband and my children depend on me.”

Jane's procedure was a success! Her doctors were able to remove her uterus, stopping the heavy bleeding she was experiencing. "I am very ...

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January 28, 2015

“If I can only get well again! I hope to expand my small grocery business so that I can support my children better; I am their only hope,” shares Jane, a 39-year-old woman from Kenya. Jane is a single mother and sells vegetables at the roadside near her home to support her two children.

Since May 2014, Jane has been experiencing continuous and irregular uterine bleeding caused by noncancerous tumors, or fibroids, in Jane’s uterus. Due to the bleeding masses in her uterus, Jane is now at risk for severe anemia. The fibroids will continue to grow, affecting surrounding organs.

Doctors at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), have recommended a total abdominal hysterectomy, a surgery Jane is unable to afford. We can fund a successful surgery for $790. “We expect after a total abdominal hysterectomy, Jane will recover completely,” describes AMHF doctors. “She will be relieved from the excessive bleeding and the growth of the fibroids will be stopped.”

Let’s help Jane move forward with her life!

“If I can only get well again! I hope to expand my small grocery business so that I can support my children better; I am their only hope,” s...

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Jane's Timeline

  • January 28, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jane was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 4, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jane received treatment. 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.

  • February 13, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jane's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 25, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jane's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 5, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Jane. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Naomi

Naomi is a farmer and mom of five. She shared that she is shy and often quiet, but works hard as a maize farmer. She also helps on other people's farms to supplement their family's needs since she is a widow. She lost her dear husband while she was three months expectant in 2020 due to a short illness. She had to take up the responsibility of taking care of her family by herself, which hasn't been easy for her since her husband was the family breadwinner. She lives in a two-roomed house with her mother-in-law with her five children aged between 14 and 1 year. Around 16 years ago, Naomi began to experience troubling symptoms, including a neck mass that started to grow while she was still in primary school. Before coming to our partner's hospital, Naomi had tried other means of treatment like herbal medicine, which did not improve her condition. She was then advised by a neighbor who had been treated in our partner's hospital to come to seek medication. Naomi has been diagnosed with a multinodular goiter. A goiter is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. She was deemed fit for surgery earlier but she was expectant so her surgery was postponed until after delivery. One year later, she was ready for surgery but had no funds. Naomi has high blood pressure-like symptoms, gets tired easily especially while she is working, coughs frequently with persistent headaches and this has affected her general well-being. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Naomi receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on November 11th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $936, and she and her family need help raising money. Naomi says, “My children look up to me, I want to be a strong mother for them. Please help me.”

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