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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
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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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Sreyna

Sreyna is a 27-year-old woman who has been married for seven years. Together they have a five-year-old daughter in primary school. Sreyna works at a government office, while her husband is an electrician for a construction company in the capital of Phnom Penh. When Sreyna was ten years old, she developed an ear infection that caused the tympanic membrane, or eardrum, in her right ear to perforate. As a result, she has been experiencing chronic pain in her right ear, as well as headaches and ringing noise for many years. She has difficulty hearing things clearly, which complicates her communication with others at work and home. She visited several hospitals for treatments over the years but has still been unable to find relief. Even if her symptoms stop for a while, her hearing is still impacted so she cannot communicate well. Consequently, Sreyna shared that she feels shy amongst her co-workers. Overall, the perforation causes Sreyna to feel ill often, which makes it hard for her to work and support her family. Fortunately, our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), can help Sreyna receive the treatment she needs to finally heal. On March 9th, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her right ear, during which surgeons will close the perforation. CSC is requesting $464 to fund this procedure, including Sreyna's medications, supplies, and inpatient care. Sreyna shared, "I hope that my hearing will improve and I will stop having ear infections. I want to be a good mother and not miss so much work."

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$20raised
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