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Christine is a 35-year-old from Kenya who needs $750 to fund gallbladder treatment.

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March 15, 2020

Christine is a single, 35-year-old who lives in Kiambu County with her 12-year-old child. She trades in second-hand clothes to make a living for her small family.

Since September 2019, Christine started experiencing pain on the right side of her abdomen. She has visited many clinics without much change. She then came to Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center Nazareth Hospital and had a scan that showed she has gallstones. Treatment was given to try to dissolve them without success. On 1st March, she experienced severe pain. A repeat ultrasound scan showed the stones are still there and surgery is advised. Unfortunately due to her limited income, Christine is not in a position to meet the cost and she requests support.

If not treated Christine will continue to have severe pain and may suffer complications like pancreatitis, blockage of the gallbladder, or may even become cancerous.

Christine shared, “I have gone through a lot of pain and yet am unable to raise the money for this surgery. I kindly request for help so that I can go on with my normal life and take care of my daughter.”

Christine is a single, 35-year-old who lives in Kiambu County with her 12-year-old child. She trades in second-hand clothes to make a living...

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Christine's Timeline

  • March 15, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Christine was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • March 17, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Christine received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • March 17, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Christine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 15, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Christine's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Christine is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - Laparotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $750 for Christine's treatment
Hospital Fees
$493
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$39
Supplies
$107
Labs
$85
Radiology
$26

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