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Joshua from Kenya raised $646 to fund cancer surgery.

Joshua
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  • $646 raised, $0 to go
$646
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Joshua's treatment was fully funded on May 20, 2020.
June 4, 2020

Joshua underwent cancer surgery.

Our medical partner shared an update with us that Joshua Mutuku had surgery at Kijabe Hospital. The surgical team planned for a curative laparotomy, specifically a radicle nephrectomy, however, upon beginning the surgery they unfortunately found that he had a large kidney tumor with multiple metastases to his liver. A decision was made not to proceed with the nephrectomy as planned since he likely would not respond well to chemotherapy.

Following surgery he was taken back to the hospital ward and had a family conference on the disease prognosis. He has now been able to return home and they are planning for family palliative care.

Joshua’s wife shared, “Thank you for funding the surgery irrespective of the outcome. We are grateful for the kind support.”

Our medical partner shared an update with us that Joshua Mutuku had surgery at Kijabe Hospital. The surgical team planned for a curative lap...

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May 11, 2020

Joshua is a 47-year-old man with renal carcinoma. About eight months ago, he started experiencing abdominal pains and was treated with ulcers. However, with persistent pain, he changed hospitals and was later diagnosed with a kidney mass. His condition kept worsening as he changed hospitals. In one of his admissions, he had a blood transfusion of 10 pints due to low blood count. When he came to our partner facility in late April, he was admitted and started treatment of acute kidney infection, renal failure and liver failure. His surgeon recommended a nephrectomy as part of his treatment. If not treated, he is at risk of cancer metastasis.

Joshua used to work as a casual sculptor in the capital city. He would fend for his family with the little income he earned. His wife works in the village as a hired laborer in other people’s farms. Their two children are in secondary school.

Joshua is not able to meet the entire cost of surgery. His wife shared, “Please help us with financial support. We are really overwhelmed.”

Joshua is a 47-year-old man with renal carcinoma. About eight months ago, he started experiencing abdominal pains and was treated with ulcer...

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Joshua's Timeline

  • May 11, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Joshua was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • May 12, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joshua received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital. 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.

  • May 13, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joshua's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 20, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joshua's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 04, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Joshua. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Curative Laparatomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $646 for Joshua's treatment
Hospital Fees
$603
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$35
Supplies
$0
Labs
$8

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