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Success! Rose from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund a spine fusion.

Rose
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Rose's treatment was fully funded on December 26, 2017.

Photo of Rose post-operation

September 28, 2017

Rose underwent a spine fusion.

Rose’s surgery was successful and the treatment will improve her mobility. Rose will continue with her studies.

Her mother says, “I am happy that Rose has undergone surgery successfully. I have great faith that she will heal and continue with her studies. May God bless you for the great help you have rendered to us.”

Rose's surgery was successful and the treatment will improve her mobility. Rose will continue with her studies. Her mother says, "I am ha...

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June 30, 2017

Ten years ago, Rose was born in Kenya. However, at about two or three years of age, her parents noticed an abnormal growth bulging from Rose’s back. They initially thought the condition would normalize, but as years went by, the condition continued to progress. They sought help from different hospitals but could not get treatment for her due to high costs. Rose has been diagnosed with thoracic scoliosis—a spinal curvature in the upper/middle backbone. The condition has caused Rose hardships in attending school due to pains in her neck, back, knees, and legs.

On September 6, Rose will undergo spine fusion surgery to increase movement and eliminate pain. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), requests $1,500 to help fund Rose’s treatment.

AMHF expects that after full surgery and recovery, pain and further curvature of the back will cease, and Rose’s height will also improve. The surgery will also help raise her self-esteem and will enhance her education.

Rose says, “I am eagerly waiting when this condition will leave me so I can concentrate on my studies. I am very determined to study and would like to be a doctor in the future.”

Ten years ago, Rose was born in Kenya. However, at about two or three years of age, her parents noticed an abnormal growth bulging from Rose...

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Rose's Timeline

  • June 30, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 06, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rose received treatment at AIC Cure International 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.

  • September 25, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rose's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 28, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rose's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 26, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rose's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 31 donors

Treatment
Anterior/Posterior Spine Fusion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,004 for Rose's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,504 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$539
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$131
Supplies
$1,943
Labs
$37
Radiology
$41

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.