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Success! Lucy from Kenya raised $1,084 to fund colostomy surgery so she can live her life freely again.

Lucy
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  • $1,084 raised, $0 to go
$1,084
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lucy's treatment was fully funded on September 26, 2022.

Photo of Lucy post-operation

November 17, 2022

Lucy underwent colostomy surgery so she can live her life freely again.

Our medical partner shared an update that Lucy’s surgery was done successfully. After the surgery, she was admitted for a few days for close monitoring before being discharged back home with a big smile. She comes for the clinic for follow-up reviews and she is now able to pass stool normally. She is very happy for the financial assistance and to be feeling better.

Lucy says, “It feels good to have finished my treatment. We are grateful for your help.”

Our medical partner shared an update that Lucy’s surgery was done successfully. After the surgery, she was admitted for a few days for close...

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September 5, 2022

Lucy is a middle-aged woman who lives in her ancestral home in Embu, Kenya. She does small scale farming to support herself and keep herself busy. Lucy has three children but mostly relies on her firstborn son who is a teacher, for support. When she was admitted to the hospital for close to two months, she accumulated a very huge bill and the national health insurance program catered for a third of the bill. Her children had to take out quick loans and do fundraising to help raise the balance to get their mother out of hospital. Now for the final surgery she needs, she has depleted all sources of support and her family is not in a position to raise the required amount of money to cater for their mother’s last surgery for her condition.

Early this year, Lucy was diagnosed with cervical cancer stage 1. She underwent surgery and was discharged home in good health. A day later, she was rushed back to the hospital with a swollen abdomen. She was admitted as an emergency, scans were done and it was found that her intestines were injured during the operation. She was rushed to operating theatre and a surgery was done. While in the hospital, the incision wound was infected and her abdomen would swell again. She had two more surgeries trying to correct her condition but it was not helping. The doctors then decided to place a colostomy to help her heal. Her abdomen stopped swelling and the incision wound started healing. At this time, she had stayed in the hospital for more than six weeks and her bill was overwhelming. She recovered well, however, and was relieved to be discharged home. Now she is scheduled to undergo a colostomy closure surgery as the final step in her treatment.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,084 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Lucy. The surgery is scheduled to take place on September 7th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.

Lucy says, “I have never been in this situation before. I want to get well and resume my daily duties in the farm.”

Lucy is a middle-aged woman who lives in her ancestral home in Embu, Kenya. She does small scale farming to support herself and keep herself...

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Lucy's Timeline

  • September 5, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lucy was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 6, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lucy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 8, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lucy received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH) 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.

  • September 26, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lucy's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 17, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lucy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Treatment
Colostomy Closure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,084 for Lucy's treatment
Hospital Fees
$810
Medical Staff
$48
Medication
$32
Supplies
$137
Labs
$5
Other
$52

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