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Success! Margaret from Kenya raised $1,074 to fund laparotomy surgery to finally heal her condition.

Margaret
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  • $1,074 raised, $0 to go
$1,074
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Margaret's treatment was fully funded on April 4, 2022.

Photo of Margaret post-operation

April 15, 2022

Margaret underwent laparotomy surgery to finally heal her condition.

Margaret underwent surgery to heal her hepatic duct injury and bile leak. This was causing jaundice and obstruction of the bile duct, which carries high risks for patients. The medical team shared that her procedure was successful and she does not need any additional surgeries to finally heal.

Margaret says, “My eyes were turning yellow. I was very uncomfortable and scared. I am happy I got the support and was able to successfully undergo the surgery.”

Margaret underwent surgery to heal her hepatic duct injury and bile leak. This was causing jaundice and obstruction of the bile duct, which ...

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March 15, 2022

Margaret arrived at the hospital with visible yellow eyes and prolonged discomforts that is causing her worries. The medical team has scheduled her for a binary reconstruction to help heal her condition.

As a mother of three, she has been visiting different faculties for medical care since 2009. These frequent visits have depleted her family’s resources and exhausted her health coverage. Margaret’s husband is a Boda-Boda taxi driver, but the income he earns goes to rent and other basics for their family.

Margaret told us, “My eyes are turning yellow and they making me very uncomfortable and scared. I need this surgery to help me get well.”

Margaret arrived at the hospital with visible yellow eyes and prolonged discomforts that is causing her worries. The medical team has schedu...

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Margaret's Timeline

  • March 15, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Margaret was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 17, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Margaret received 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.

  • March 17, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Margaret's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 4, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Margaret's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 15, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Margaret's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Curative Laparatomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,074 for Margaret's treatment
Hospital Fees
$708
Medical Staff
$29
Medication
$46
Supplies
$161
Labs
$78
Other
$52

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$329to go