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Teresiah is a 4mother and small-scale farmer from Kenya who needs $788 to fund gallstone removal surgery.

Teresiah
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  • $291 raised, $497 to go
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October 16, 2022

Teresiah is a quiet but social mother of three children, who lives with her family in Kenya. She is a small-scale farmer while her husband works as a casual laborer. Teresiah’s children are all in school and she has big hopes for their future.

Teresiah started experiencing severe epigastric pains intermittently. She has visited many hospitals without much success. Finally, at Nazareth Hospital, an ultrasound scan examination was done, and it showed that Teresiah has Cholelithiasis - gall stones.

In addition to the severe pain she is experiencing, Teresiah might also develop complications like inflammation of the pancreas, gall bladder, or gall bladder obstruction.

The surgeons advised that she needs to undergo surgery to treat her condition. Teresiah is not in a position to fund her treatment and she therefore requests for help. She needs $788 to fund her surgery.

Teresiah says, “Having kids in school and not being able to take care of them is very difficult. I humbly ask for assistance and medical attention. I want to take care of my family and return to my regular life.”

Teresiah is a quiet but social mother of three children, who lives with her family in Kenya. She is a small-scale farmer while her husband w...

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Teresiah's Timeline

  • October 16, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Teresiah was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 18, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Teresiah was scheduled to receive 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.

  • October 19, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Teresiah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Teresiah is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Teresiah's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - Laparotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $788 for Teresiah's treatment
Hospital Fees
$493
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$39
Supplies
$107
Labs
$85
Radiology
$26
Other
$38

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Josephina

Josephina is a young woman from Tanzania. She is the last-born child in a family of seven children, and lives with most of her siblings and both parents. Her parents are small-scale farmers who depend on agriculture to meet their basic needs. Though times have been hard, they are trying to manage. Josephina is hard-working and enjoys helping her mother with home chores like cooking, cleaning dishes, and washing clothes. She completed her primary school education, but unfortunately, she has not been able to continue with further studies because of financial challenges. In 2011, as she was helping her mother in the kitchen, her dress caught fire, burning her around the thighs. She was taken to the hospital where she received treatment for the open wounds. All the wounds healed, leaving her pain free for some time. She has now developed contractures and has pain and discomfort. Josephina came to our health center seeking treatment, but her parents cannot afford to pay for it. They appeal for support. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Josephina receive treatment. On October 19th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her be pain free and live a comfortable life. Now, her family needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Josephina’s mother says, “My child has had to endure pain for a while because we did not know that her condition can be treated. We hope that she won’t have any pain after this.”

52% funded

52%funded
$456raised
$418to go

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