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Pauline from Kenya raised $790 to stop the growth of uterine fibroids.

Pauline
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  • $790 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Pauline's treatment was fully funded on October 1, 2014.

Photo of Pauline post-operation

February 12, 2015

Pauline received a total abdominal hysterectomy to relieve her of her pain and heavy bleeding.

Having visited many hospitals without getting any help, Pauline is very grateful and says, “For those who assisted me, only God can know my appreciation of them! May the donors continue to help others in need.”

Having visited many hospitals without getting any help, Pauline is very grateful and says, "For those who assisted me, only God can know my ...

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September 16, 2014

Pauline is a 43-year-old woman who lives in Kenya with her husband and four children. Pauline and her husband are farmers - this is how they support their family.

A year ago Pauline began to experience pain in her lower abdomen and back as well as irregular and heavy bleeding. She was diagnosed with uterine fibroids. Physicians at our hospital partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, have recommended that Pauline have a total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) to keep the fibroids from growing so that she will not continue to lose blood.

“Pauline is very social and leads many women groups in her area,” our medical partner tells us.”Unfortunately, this condition is making her avoid social gatherings.”

Together, we can raise the $790 to pay for Pauline’s TAH procedure. “I am confident that the donors will come to my aid so that I can be able to regain my life,” says Pauline.

Pauline is a 43-year-old woman who lives in Kenya with her husband and four children. Pauline and her husband are farmers - this is how they...

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Pauline's Timeline

  • September 16, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Pauline was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 19, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Pauline received treatment. 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 23, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pauline's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 1, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pauline's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Pauline. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

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Dennis

Dennis is the first born in a family of four children. When he finished high school, he was reluctant to join college because of his condition. He currently is not able to work because he gets easily tired and cannot carry heavy loads. He joined college just recently but has been out of school for the past two months. Now that he is at home, he helps his mother who picks tea for a living. He does not have a health insurance coverage and cannot raise the required amount of money to cater for his hospital bill. In 2019 while he was sitting for his national school exams, Dennis experienced sharp pain in his esophagus. He took a glass of water, and the pain went away for a few weeks. The pain used to occur roughly two times in a month and a glass of water would help a lot. Late last year, the pain worsened. He was not in a position to swallow food. He went to a herbalist and was given some medication to use for some time. When the dose was over, the pain was still persistent, and he still could not swallow food normally. He was then referred to Kijabe Hospital by a friend where he was examined and given some medication to use. He didn't feel better and decided to go back to the herbalist for different medication but there was no change. Later he finally returned to Kijabe Hospital and scans and tests revealed that he has Achalasia. He is scheduled for a heller's myotomy which is a curative laparotomy surgery for his condition. Now he needs $1,074 to pay for the surgery. Dennis says, "I feel very sad. If I was healthy, I would be able to work well and be comfortable with myself.”

58% funded

58%funded
$629raised
$445to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Dennis

Dennis is the first born in a family of four children. When he finished high school, he was reluctant to join college because of his condition. He currently is not able to work because he gets easily tired and cannot carry heavy loads. He joined college just recently but has been out of school for the past two months. Now that he is at home, he helps his mother who picks tea for a living. He does not have a health insurance coverage and cannot raise the required amount of money to cater for his hospital bill. In 2019 while he was sitting for his national school exams, Dennis experienced sharp pain in his esophagus. He took a glass of water, and the pain went away for a few weeks. The pain used to occur roughly two times in a month and a glass of water would help a lot. Late last year, the pain worsened. He was not in a position to swallow food. He went to a herbalist and was given some medication to use for some time. When the dose was over, the pain was still persistent, and he still could not swallow food normally. He was then referred to Kijabe Hospital by a friend where he was examined and given some medication to use. He didn't feel better and decided to go back to the herbalist for different medication but there was no change. Later he finally returned to Kijabe Hospital and scans and tests revealed that he has Achalasia. He is scheduled for a heller's myotomy which is a curative laparotomy surgery for his condition. Now he needs $1,074 to pay for the surgery. Dennis says, "I feel very sad. If I was healthy, I would be able to work well and be comfortable with myself.”

58% funded

58%funded
$629raised
$445to go