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Success! Kasimi from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund spinal surgery.

Kasimi
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kasimi's treatment was fully funded on July 16, 2018.

Photo of Kasimi post-operation

July 5, 2018

Kasimi underwent spinal surgery.

He can now move his neck and walk easily. Kasimi is scheduled to come for a clinical review to assess his recovery progress.

Kasimi says, “Thank you for the support. I am able to walk with ease and will soon be able to support my family again.”

He can now move his neck and walk easily. Kasimi is scheduled to come for a clinical review to assess his recovery progress. Kasimi says,...

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June 4, 2018

Kasimi is a man from Kenya. He works on a plantation and is a father of five children. His wife also works as a laborer.

Recently, Kasimi sustained a spinal injury. Without treatment, it could result in total paralysis. Currently, he is wearing a brace for support.

Fortunately, Kasimi is scheduled to undergo a spinal fusion surgery at our medical partner’s care center on June 5. He needs help raising $1,500 to fund the treatment.

Kasimi says, “I wish to be treated and resume my fatherly duties.”

Kasimi is a man from Kenya. He works on a plantation and is a father of five children. His wife also works as a laborer. Recently, Kasim...

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Kasimi's Timeline

  • June 4, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 05, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kasimi received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • June 28, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kasimi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 05, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kasimi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 16, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kasimi's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Spinal Fusion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,090 for Kasimi's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,590 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,476
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$107
Supplies
$0
Labs
$112
Other
$395

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Busingye

Busingye is a 46-year-old small scale farmer from Uganda. She has one child who is 10 years old and in primary school, class three. Both she and her husband used to harvest and sell their agricultural produce across the Uganda-Rwanda border, until the border closed and caused their business to close as well. They currently produce crops only for home consumption. For the last 18 years, Busingye has been experiencing severe abdominal pain. She was diagnosed with uterine fibroids when she was 28 years old. After getting married, Busingye gave birth prematurely by emergency C-section, and was advised to seek further care for her fibroids after recovery. Now, as a result of her condition, her stomach bulges out and prevents her from doing work. Busingye experiences dizziness and loss of appetite, and experiences severe abdominal pain. To remedy this, Busingye needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. If not treated, she could develop endometrial cancer. Severe pains could worsen, and prevent her from carrying out her usual day to day activities completely. Over the past few years, Busingye has visited many hospitals and spent a lot of money to take care of her child, so she does not have the financial means to fund her surgery. She appeals for financial help. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $228 to fund Busingye's surgery. On December 11th, she will undergo a hysterectomy at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Busingye will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and her quality of life will improve. Busingye shared, “My family cannot currently afford the surgery and ask for your support. I will resume farming as soon as possible once given treatment.”

35% funded

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$80raised
$148to go

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