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Mary from Kenya raised $620 for surgery to remove painful gallstones.

Mary
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  • $620 raised, $12 to go
$620
raised
$12
to go
Fully funded
Mary's treatment was fully funded on July 20, 2015.

Photo of Mary post-operation

August 22, 2015

Mary received surgery to remove painful gallstones.

Mary’s surgery was a success! “Mary’s surgery was pushed ahead from the planned surgery date because of hypertension,” explains her doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “She was put on medication and finally underwent successful cholecystectomy on the 7th of August. Mary’s doctor is very pleased with the treatment and is expecting her to make a complete recovery. Mary has already been released from the hospital.”

“She is very happy that she has finally been treated an will no longer be in pain,” continues AMHF. “Mary cannot wait to be able to go back to work on her farm after she is fully recovered.”

“I pray for every donor that assisted me to access treatment,” shares Mary. “May you continue helping those that are in need.”

Mary's surgery was a success! "Mary's surgery was pushed ahead from the planned surgery date because of hypertension," explains her doctor a...

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July 13, 2015

“I love working on my small farm. It is the source of meals for me and my husband. I have had to get someone to help on it and this is not an expense that I can afford. I want to be well enough to work on it myself again.” Meet Mary, a 67-year-old mother of seven from Kenya.

According to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), “Mary has suffered from stomach pain for almost ten years. She is in constant discomfort around her abdomen and this has made it difficult for her to work on her farm.”

Her pain and discomfort occurs as a result of symptomatic cholelithiasis, a condition that involves the presence of gallstones in the biliary tract. If her condition goes untreated, “Mary will continue experiencing pain and may suffer jaundice, rapid heartbeat and abrupt blood pressure drop. The gallstones could also lead to infection and inflammation of the gallbladder.”

The fact that Mary’s gallstones are symptomatic calls for surgical intervention. Mary’s family is subsidizing the treatment with $220 of their own funds, and with another $620, we can help fund a curative laparotomy—a surgical incision into the abdominal cavity to remove the gallstones. AMHF expects Mary’s discomfort and pain to end after her surgery and subsequent recovery.

“I love working on my small farm. It is the source of meals for me and my husband. I have had to get someone to help on it and this is not a...

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Mary's Timeline

  • July 13, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mary was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 14, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mary 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.

  • July 14, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 20, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mary's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 22, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Mary. Read the update.

Funded by 32 donors

Funded by 32 donors

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