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Esther from Kenya raised $750 to get healthy.

Esther
100%
  • $750 raised, $0 to go
$750
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Esther's treatment was fully funded on May 17, 2013.

Photo of Esther post-operation

Esther received a wide local excision and skin graft to treat squamous cell carcinoma.

About four weeks after Esther’s operation, she is recovering extremely well. In her local dialect, she says, “I am an old woman with nothing to give in return to these people who have helped me. The only thing that I can give is heaps of blessings from an old woman and prayers to God to bless them all.”

About four weeks after Esther’s operation, she is recovering extremely well. In her local dialect, she says, “I am an old woman with nothing...

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Esther is a lovely 80 year-old woman who has never missed a day of work in her life. Last year, while working on her small farm, Esther cut her hand with one of her tools.

Esther’s wound became infected and painful. She visited a clinic, and doctors diagnosed her with squamous cell carcinoma, a potentially fatal type of skin cancer. Left untreated, Esther’s cancer could spread and lead to a premature death.

Africa Mission Healthcare Foundation is requesting $750 to perform a wide local excision and skin graft. They expect this to, “remove the cancer and enable Esther’s wound to heal so she shall be able to continue with her daily activities without pain.” Let’s help hard-working Esther get back to the active life she loves!

Esther is a lovely 80 year-old woman who has never missed a day of work in her life. Last year, while working on her small farm, Esther cut ...

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Esther's Timeline

  • May 14, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Esther's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 17, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Esther's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Esther. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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Nicholaus

Nicholaus is a young boy from a family of five living in Tanzania. His parents are local farmers who practice subsistence farming. They try to provide for the family, but it has been hard for them to provide the basic needs. They sometimes live on one meal a day, and shared that buying clothes for their children is difficult. When Nicholaus was two years old, he fell into a pit of hot ashes, burning his right hand. The parents applied honey on the wound and left it to heal. They got rid of the open wound, but it left the boy with a burn scar contracture on his right hand. They live in a remote area where it is hard to access social services like medical care. The contractures tighten the area around the burn, and it is now hard for him to move the hand especially around the wrist and part of the fingers. Nicholaus' parents have tried seeking professional medical opinion for their son before, but have not been able to afford the recommended treatment. When they heard about Friends of the Plaster House (ALMC), they were hopeful, and travelled over 600 km to seek assistance for their son. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Nicholaus receive treatment. On October 12th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him move his hand easily. Now, he needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Nicholaus’s mother says “We left home with hope that when he comes back, his hand will be okay."

69% funded

69%funded
$608raised
$266to go

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