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Jacinta from Kenya raised $790 to treat her uterine fibroids.

Jacinta
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  • $790 raised, $0 to go
$790
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$0
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Fully funded
Jacinta's treatment was fully funded on April 2, 2015.

Photo of Jacinta post-operation

April 23, 2015

Jacinta received treatment for her uterine fibroids.

“Jacinta successfully underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy and is recovering well,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “Jacinta is free from two years of suffering from uterine fibroids. She is now free from the heavy bleeding, pain, body weakness and risk of anaemia. Jacinta will now be able to take care of her children and work at her dream of starting a green grocery to supplement her husband’s income.”

Jacinta shares: “If it was not for the help that Watsi has given me, I don’t know what I would have done! Now I am well and at least I can socialize with friends and neighbors. I can also reach my dream of starting a green grocery to support my family.”

"Jacinta successfully underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy and is recovering well," shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthca...

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March 9, 2015

“I am hoping that Watsi will help me so that I can be well again,” Jacinta tells us. “This way, I could meet my dream of starting a green grocery to supplement my husband’s income.”

Jacinta is a 50-year-old mother of four from Kenya. Her husband is a public vehicle driver, but does not have a stable income. For years, Jacinta has dreamed of opening a grocery store to supplement her husband’s income and support her family.

But for the past two years, Jacinta has been unable to pursue this dream. She was diagnosed with uterine fibroids – benign tumors in the lining of her uterus.

“Jacinta has been experiencing lower abdominal pain, heavy bleeding and body weakness,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “If not treated, Jacinta will continue to bleed and the body weakness will get worse. She is also likely to suffer from anaemia due to the heavy bleeding.”

“I have struggled a lot with this condition and it is by God’s grace that I have been directed to come to Nazareth [our partner hospital],” Jacinta shares.

For $790, we can fund Jacinta’s total abdominal hysterectomy. This procedure will remove her uterus and cervix, and relieve her pain and bleeding.

“We expect after treatment, Jacinta will recover fully,” AMHF adds. “She will be well again to take care of her family and achieve her dream of starting a business.”

"I am hoping that Watsi will help me so that I can be well again," Jacinta tells us. "This way, I could meet my dream of starting a green gr...

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Jacinta's Timeline

  • March 9, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jacinta was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 13, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jacinta 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.

  • April 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jacinta's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 2, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jacinta's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 23, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Jacinta. Read the update.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

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Ray

Ray is a 2-year-old boy who lives with his four brothers and parents in a refugee camp. His siblings go to school and his mother weaves traditional Karen skirts for sale at their home. Unfortunately, his father has been unable to leave the refugee camp to search for work since August 2021, due to local COVID-19 restrictions. When Ray was eight months old, his mother noticed a worrying swelling. She brought him to the hospital in the refugee camp, where a medic examined Ray and advised his mother to come back if it increased in size. In July 2021, his parents brought him back to the hospital for a medical examination and he was referred to Mae Sariang Hospital for further treatment. With the help of the organization Malteser International (MI) staff, Ray and his mother were brought to the hospital, where a doctor examined Ray and diagnosed him with an inguinal hernia. Ray has little appetite and cries frequently, and the pain he feels often causes him to wake up during sleep. After completing a physical examination, the doctor scheduled him to be admitted to the hospital on January 12th so he can receive hernia repair surgery the following day. As Ray’s family cannot afford to pay for surgery, MI staff referred him to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, for assistance accessing treatment. This procedure will cost $1,486, and Ray and his family need help raising money. Ray's mother shared, “I will send Ray to school when he is older and I want him to become a doctor because I want my son to help the community and other families."

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$966raised
$520to go

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