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Success! Rebecca from Tanzania raised $1,035 to fund an amputation.

Rebecca
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  • $1,035 raised, $0 to go
$1,035
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Rebecca's treatment was fully funded on July 9, 2018.

Photo of Rebecca post-operation

May 30, 2018

Rebecca underwent an amputation.

Rebecca’s surgery went well. She will soon be able to walk with a prosthesis, and she will be able to return to her bakery business.

Rebecca says, “I am grateful and happy that I get the chance to keep living. At some point I had lost hope but this treatment has given me a new hope.”

Rebecca’s surgery went well. She will soon be able to walk with a prosthesis, and she will be able to return to her bakery business. Rebe...

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May 14, 2018

Rebecca is a baker and a singer mother of one child. She has two siblings. Rebecca was a healthy woman until three years ago, when she developed chronic ulcer secondary peripheral vascular disease on her right leg. She underwent an amputation, lost her job, and was left struggling to provide for her teenage son and to feed her family.

Rebecca eventually managed to start a small bakery business at home. Unfortunately, she recently developed the same condition on her left leg. She can no longer work and needs treatment.

Rebecca is scheduled to undergo a left leg amputation on May 15. Now, she needs help raising $1,035 to fund this procedure.

Rebecca says, “Thank you for helping me getting this treatment, it has been a difficult life changing journey for me and my son. At some point we had lost hope, but God has made a way through everyone contributing, praying for me and assisting me in one way or the other. I am so grateful.”

Rebecca is a baker and a singer mother of one child. She has two siblings. Rebecca was a healthy woman until three years ago, when she devel...

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Rebecca's Timeline

  • May 14, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 14, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rebecca's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 15, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rebecca received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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.

  • May 30, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rebecca's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 09, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rebecca's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 37 donors

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,035 for Rebecca's treatment
Hospital Fees
$849
Medical Staff
$25
Medication
$11
Supplies
$98
Labs
$52

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Yin Yin

Yin Yin is a 27-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with with her husband, her sister-in-law, her sister-in-law’s husband, her niece and her niece’s two small boys. Her husband, who is the only one supporting her financially, works as a cleaner at a shopping mall. In her free time, she likes to read Burmese novels. Three years ago, when Yin Yin worked as a cleaner in Bangkok, she felt tired, had no appetite, had memory loss and frequent urination. She was brought to a hospital where she was told she has a blood clot in the back of her head. She had it removed surgically, which her employer lent her money for. On December 6th and 8th, Yin Yin had two seizures. She and her husband sought treatment at Mae Tao Clinic, where she was admitted. She does not remember what happened but was given medication and told to come back if she felt unwell. On January 14th, however, she came back to the clinic, complaining of soreness in the back of her head where her first surgery took place. She also reported continued blurry vision, memory loss and fatigue. When the weather gets cold, she feels stiff and sore in her neck and hands. MTC thought she might have encephalitis but needed a CT scan to confirm her diagnosis. Unable to pay, MTC referred her to Watsi Partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance in accessing further treatment. Doctors want Yin Yin to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Yin Yin's CT scan and care, scheduled for January 28th. “It has been very difficult for me, but my husband gives me encouragement,” said Yin Yin.

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$145raised
$269to go

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