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Success! Jane from Kenya raised $788 to fund gallstones surgery so she can live pain-free.

Jane
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  • $788 raised, $0 to go
$788
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jane's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2022.

Photo of Jane post-operation

February 24, 2022

Jane underwent gallstones surgery so she can live pain-free.

Jane had successful surgery and is feeling well! Very large stones were removed and she shared that it was such a great relief. Jane was so excited and could not imagine doing her normal work without feeling pain and discomfort. Her family will also be able to rest from the many hospital visits they used to make.

As soon as she recovers, Jane is excited to resume her normal life, and can take care of her family.

With a smile, Jane said, “This is like a miracle to imagine soon I will be alright with no pain, no more visits to different hospitals, and so many tests. We are very thankful for the support. At least now I will soon be able to do my normal work and live my normal life without having to bother my family.”

Jane had successful surgery and is feeling well! Very large stones were removed and she shared that it was such a great relief. Jane was so ...

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December 28, 2021

Jane is a strong 34-year-old woman from Zambezi in Kiambu County. She is married with 3 children.

Jane began having abdominal pains and vomiting about four years ago. She visited various hospitals and was treated for ulcers but her symptoms persisted. At one point she was told she had an issue with her liver and was sent to a specialist. Jane had extensive lab tests done and several scans which showed she has cholelithiasis or gallstones. These are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that form in the gallbladder. She came to Nazareth Hospital and consulted the surgeon who recommended laparotomy to finally remove the gallstones.

Jane’s husband, who runs a small shop to fend for his family, has registered with the national health insurance program but their coverage has not yet been approved. On seeing his wife’s worsening pain and discomfort he decided he couldn’t wait any longer and came to the hospital to find out about the estimated cost of surgery so that he can organize a community fundraiser (Harambee). The family members are not able to raise the money required on their own and need support.

Jane says, “I hope to be treated and get relieved of these symptoms so that my family can stop being in a constant state of worry and uncertainty.”

Jane is a strong 34-year-old woman from Zambezi in Kiambu County. She is married with 3 children. Jane began having abdominal pains and ...

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Jane's Timeline

  • December 28, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jane was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 31, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jane's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 3, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jane received treatment at Nazareth Hospital 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.

  • January 27, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jane's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 24, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jane's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - Laparotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $788 for Jane's treatment
Hospital Fees
$493
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$39
Supplies
$107
Labs
$85
Radiology
$26
Other
$38

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Josiah is a curious and playful two-year-old. He lives with his parents and his sibling in a small, rented house. To support their family, his mother sells face masks at a local shopping area and his father does various jobs, depending on what work is available at the time. When Josiah was one years old, his parents noticed that one of his testes had not descended. After taking their son to a nearby hospital to be examined, they were told to wait a few months to see if the testes would descend. More than six months later, the condition had not changed, and Josiah was referred to our medical partner BethanyKids Hospital for treatment. His family managed to raise enough money to bring Josiah in for examination, and upon arrival, he was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, he would have an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Josiah's family could not raise the amount of money required for his surgery alone. Fortunately, he will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Josiah is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on July 4th. AMH is requesting $646 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Josiah’s mother says, “After hearing the consequences of his condition if not treated, I was very much worried for him since we cannot afford his treatment.”

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$124raised
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