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Rhoda is a girl from Kenya who needs $1,224 to fund mobility-restoring leg surgery.

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September 13, 2020

Rhoda was born at her home in 2012 and the next day she was taken to the clinic for vaccinations. The doctor examined her, and she was found to be healthy. She had all her required vaccines at the right time until she was five years. Rhoda has been healthy, and her family shares that she rarely got sick, only the common cold which did not require her to see the doctor.

Rhoda started her schooling when she turned five and really enjoys being at school. Equally, she likes the company of her teachers and her agemates during class time and playtime.

At the age of six her parents realized that Rhoda was always left behind to and from school. Her friends reported to the parents that Rhoda often falls and that’s why they usually leave her behind. The parents observed Rhoda and realized that one of her legs was not okay. Rhoda twists her leg when she moves. Her ankle continued to worsen until Rhoda couldn’t move far before she fell.

She is an active and restless girl, but her twisting ankle keeps bringing her down. The problem has stressed her and affected her socialization with other children and friends. Often, she cries when she falls especially when she notices that people are observing and talking about her shorter leg. It is even saddening to hear other children give her bad names because of her limping.

Her parents took her to various hospitals without success. Some health officers thought it was polio and thus there was nothing they could do. The family had difficulties accessing specialists due to their income. Rhoda’s father is unemployed and her mother who is the only breadwinner who just got a teaching job. After hert mother got the job and got a National Health Insurance (NHIF) card they took Rhoda to Kikuyu Hospital. However, the NHIF card could not cover the cost for treating her there. It was after the unsuccessful attempt to seek medical care at other facilities that they heard about Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center Cure International Hospital. They visited, as they said, trusting God that their lovely daughter will receive treatment and grow up happily just as other children.

Rhoda’s family shared, “Any help to enable Rhoda to receive treatment will be greatly appreciated.”

Rhoda was born at her home in 2012 and the next day she was taken to the clinic for vaccinations. The doctor examined her, and she was found...

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Rhoda's Timeline

  • September 13, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 14, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Rhoda was scheduled to receive 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 14, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rhoda's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Rhoda is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Rhoda's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,224 for Rhoda's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47
Other
$59

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Tibafumura

Tibafumura is a rural farmer from Uganda. She is a mother of three and shared that she lost her fourth born who was just one-year-old at the time. Her husband passed away fifteen years ago. He left his family a three-room semi-permanent house for shelter. She has managed to pay school fees for her children through farming and selling off some of her domestic animals. All of her three children are married, two of them are primary school teachers while the other one is still searching for a job. She receives minimal financial support since they too have their personal challenges in meeting their families' needs. Tibafumura starting feeling abdominal pains years ago. She visited different clinics and received tablets to relieve her pain. A scan at Rugarama Hospital showed that she had uterine fibroids but could not have the surgery due to lack of financial support from her family. She has now come to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center Rushoroza Hospital to seek medical advice. At Rushoroza, she presented with a history of lower abdominal pains that have become progressively severe and reports to have taken medication without improvement. If her fibroids are not treated, pain could stop her from doing her day to day survival activities and her quality of life would be affected negatively. Tibafumura likes grazing her cows whenever she gets free time but she no longer does this due to her severe pain. She has completely stopped farming since she cannot climb hills or walk long distances to go to the fields. She cannot afford the surgery charges and seeks financial support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $228 to fund Tibafumura's surgery. On October 7th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Tibafumura will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and her quality of life will improve. Tibafumura says, “My family cannot afford the surgery charges and I am in a lot of pain. I will resume farming as soon as possible to be able to support and take care of my family.”

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