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Kane from Kenya raised $580 for a mastectomy.

Kane
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  • $580 raised, $0 to go
$580
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kane's treatment was fully funded on July 5, 2014.

Photo of Kane post-operation

February 12, 2015

Kane received surgery to remove a tumor from her left breast.

Kane says, “thank you. I want to recover and get a job so that I can help my husband with the household expenses.”

Kane says, "thank you. I want to recover and get a job so that I can help my husband with the household expenses."...

June 2, 2014

Earlier this year, Kane, a newly married 20-year-old, started feeling a swelling in her left breast. She was later diagnosed with a massive breast tumor leaving her with pain, discomfort, and with a cancerous prognostic.

Kane and her husband are from Kenya, they have no children and were hoping to start their family when early this year when she started experiencing the pain in her left breast. Kane has not completed high school and worked from time to time at a wild nuts company until late last year. Her husband is a casual worker at construction sites. He has tried all he could to get treatments for his dear wife, however, when they were told that surgery was necessary, he felt sad because he could not raise the funds to provide for the procedure. Kane’s husband says in Swahili, “I wish I could do more for my wife. I feel helpless whenever I see her in pain. I will work hard so that I can take better care of her and our future children.”

For $580 we can provide the necessary surgery for Kane, and give Kane and her husband the opportunity to start a family. The surgery will remove the tumor and Kane will no longer be in pain and discomfort. Let’s make sure Kane receives the medical care she needs!

Earlier this year, Kane, a newly married 20-year-old, started feeling a swelling in her left breast. She was later diagnosed with a massive ...

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Kane's Timeline

  • June 2, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kane was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • June 03, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kane 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.

  • June 27, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kane's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 05, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kane's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Kane. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

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Chit

Chit is a 39-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her daughter, mother-in-law, and her sister-in-law’s three children. Her husband has recently left the village to work in Bangkok so he could increase his income, especially since her condition has worsened. Since she became ill, she feels bored because she is unable to work. Around five months ago, Chit started to feel unwell with a stiff neck, headaches, and pain in her right eye. Soon after, she noticed that the black part of her right eye started to move inward toward the middle of her face, becoming crossed eyed. As soon as she noticed a change in her right eye, she went to a hospital to see a doctor about her condition. At the hospital, she underwent a CT scan of her head which showed normal findings. Therefore, the doctor just gave her an injection and oral medications. A week later, she decided to go see a local medic in her village because she felt like the medications were not helping. The medic looked at her medical test results, assessed her and said she might have a neurological condition. The medic gave her oral medication and another injection. She took the medication she received from the medic, and her symptoms subsided gradually. Chit's symptoms disappeared completely about 20 days ago, but this only lasted around 10 days because she noticed that the black part of her right eye had started to become white and the rest of her eye, normally white, started to turn red. She bought eye drops at a local medication stall, but they did not help. A few days later, she learned about Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), a charitable clinic, from one of her nephews. On January 11th, Chit visited MTC regarding her condition, and a medic explained that unfortunately her eye was not functional anymore and that it needed to be removed due to a severe infection. The medic also explained that if her right eye was not removed, the infection could spread to her left eye and cause the same problem. MTC then brought Chit to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) and the doctor there confirmed that her eye needs to be removed as soon as possible. Chit said, "It's upsetting to know that I need to have one of my eyes removed. But then, I feel that since the eye is bad, there is no sense in keeping it. In the future, if possible, I want to get a prosthetic eye."

89% funded

89%funded
$1,336raised
$164to go

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