Success! Ruth from Kenya raised $755 to fund a hysterectomy.

Ruth
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Fully funded
Ruth's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2022.
  • Ruth's story
  • Ruth's update
August 4, 2022

Photo of Ruth post-operation

January 9, 2023

Ruth underwent a hysterectomy.

Ruth had a successful hysterectomy and recovered well. With this treatment, Ruth is now free from excessive bleeding and no longer requires ...

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Ruth's Timeline

  • August 4, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ruth was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 4, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ruth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 12, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ruth received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • December 31, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ruth's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 9, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ruth's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Magret is a 49-year-old small scale farmer from Uganda. She is a single mother of four children and lives in a two-room mud house. Her oldest child is 28 years old and recently received a diploma, but has not yet found a job. Her second born child unfortunately left school after primary school class seven due to a lack of school fees. Her thirdborn child is 21 years old and in secondary school class four, while her youngest is 17 years old and in secondary school class two. She pays for their school fees through her work as a farmer. Since August 2022, Magret has been experiencing lower abdominal pains. She visited a nearby health clinic where she was prescribed medication that helped for some time, but her symptoms returned earlier this year. She is in pain but cannot stop farming because she relies on it to care for her family. Magret has been diagnosed with uterine fibroids and needs to undergo a hysterectomy, or a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Magret receive treatment. On April 14th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at AMH's care center. Once recovered, Magret will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Now, she needs help raising $319 to fund her procedure and care. Magret shared, "I believe that I will get well through surgery. I hope to continue with farming comfortably after surgery so that I may be able to continue taking good care of myself and my family."

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