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Rose from Kenya raised $1,500 to get healthy.

Rose
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Rose's treatment was fully funded on March 16, 2013.

Photo of Rose post-operation

Rose received treatment for severe burns and is expected to make a full recovery.

Our coordinator in Kenya writes, “About 2 weeks after Rose’s operation, she is all smiles. In Kiswahili she says, ‘Please tell all those who have helped me, thank you so, so much. My mother and I could not have managed to raise all the money needed for me to get this operation. May God bless them as they continue to help many more.’”

Our coordinator in Kenya writes, "About 2 weeks after Rose’s operation, she is all smiles. In Kiswahili she says, 'Please tell all those who...

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In 1992, when Rose was only 3 years old, politically instigated riots broke out in the small village in Kenya where she and her family lived. With her parents and siblings all at home, their small house was set ablaze. Sadly, only Rose and her mother made it out alive.

Rose incurred severe body burns. Good samaritans rushed her to a nearby hospital where she received emergency medical attention. However, she was unable to get any further surgical assistance due to a lack of finances.

It’s been 21 years, and Rose’s body is still deformed due to scaring. Her burned skin is uncomfortable, causes pain, and will eventually lead to permanent disability. Surgery is her best chance at a normal life, but as an employee in a small shop, she can only afford $1000 of her catastrophic medical costs.

If we can raise the remaining $1500 needed, African Mission Healthcare Foundation can provide Rose with a burn contracture release and reconstruction surgery. Rose told Watsi’s coordinator at AMHF that she “desires to settle down and raise a family,” and this treatment can give her the chance.

In 1992, when Rose was only 3 years old, politically instigated riots broke out in the small village in Kenya where she and her family lived...

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Rose's Timeline

  • March 12, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rose's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 16, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rose's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Rose. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

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