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Esther from Kenya raised $750 to get healthy.

Esther
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  • $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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Victor

Victor is a student and the oldest of six in his family who live together in a grass thatched house. His parents are farmers in the village, and they grow maize and beans for their family’s upkeep. Victor was born with a complete absence of fingers on his left hand, which has forced him to learn how to do all tasks with his right hand including cooking and laundry. On March 11th, 2021, eighteen-year-old Victor was injured in a motorcycle road traffic accident. He was a passenger when the motorcycle slid on mud and fell. He sustained an injury on his lower leg, and his leg was placed in a cast shortly after the accident. A few weeks later, his condition worsened and his wounds started having signs of infection. His parents brought him to the hospital, where doctors conducted an X-ray which revealed a left tibia-fibula fracture. Victor is in pain and unable to walk. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On March 25th, Victor will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After healing, Victor will be able to walk again and engage in his normal activities. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,014 to fund this procedure and his family has been able to contribute $100. Victor is a diligent student, and he scheduled his surgery to begin after he sits for his final exams. He says, “I would have wished to undergo the surgery as soon as possible but I am sitting for my exams this coming week. My prayer is that I won’t be in so much pain so that I can sit for my exams comfortably.” Victor’s mother is appealing to anyone reading his son's story to help her raise money for a successful surgery.

89% funded

89%funded
$905raised
$109to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Victor

Victor is a student and the oldest of six in his family who live together in a grass thatched house. His parents are farmers in the village, and they grow maize and beans for their family’s upkeep. Victor was born with a complete absence of fingers on his left hand, which has forced him to learn how to do all tasks with his right hand including cooking and laundry. On March 11th, 2021, eighteen-year-old Victor was injured in a motorcycle road traffic accident. He was a passenger when the motorcycle slid on mud and fell. He sustained an injury on his lower leg, and his leg was placed in a cast shortly after the accident. A few weeks later, his condition worsened and his wounds started having signs of infection. His parents brought him to the hospital, where doctors conducted an X-ray which revealed a left tibia-fibula fracture. Victor is in pain and unable to walk. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On March 25th, Victor will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After healing, Victor will be able to walk again and engage in his normal activities. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,014 to fund this procedure and his family has been able to contribute $100. Victor is a diligent student, and he scheduled his surgery to begin after he sits for his final exams. He says, “I would have wished to undergo the surgery as soon as possible but I am sitting for my exams this coming week. My prayer is that I won’t be in so much pain so that I can sit for my exams comfortably.” Victor’s mother is appealing to anyone reading his son's story to help her raise money for a successful surgery.

89% funded

89%funded
$905raised
$109to go