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Jane from Kenya raised $1,500 to get healthy.

Jane
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Jane's treatment was fully funded on July 25, 2013.

Photo of Jane post-operation

Jane received surgery to reconstruct her scalp after severe burns.

100% of your donation will be used to cover the cost of Jane’s medical care. You will receive an update after Jane receives treatment. This may take several weeks or even months, so please be patient.

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"I don't know what I would have to say to express just how grateful I am," Jane's mother said a few days after the procedure. Please tell al...

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At seven years old, Jane is absolutely adorable. Despite the bright smile shining out from under her hat, that hat is hiding a serious medical issue.

When Jane was just eight months old, she fell into an open fire and sustained serious burns on her scalp. For years, Jane has covered her head to conceal her still-painful and damaged skin. Jane’s mother says that all she wants is for her daughter to be healthy again.

Jane needs a $1,500 surgery to treat infection-prone areas on her skin and reconstruct her burned scalp. We can help Jane get the medical care she needs to live the happy, carefree life every seven-year-old deserves.

At seven years old, Jane is absolutely adorable. Despite the bright smile shining out from under her hat, that hat is hiding a serious medic...

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Jane's Timeline

  • July 24, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jane's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 25, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jane's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Jane's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 43 donors

Funded by 43 donors

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Saing

Saing is a 74-year-old rice farmer. She is a widow and has one daughter, two sons, and six grandchildren. Her husband passed away during the Khmer Rouge regime, so she lives with her oldest daughter, who works in a garment factory. Saing used to be a rice farmer but shared that she can no longer work in the fields due to her declining vision. At home, Saing likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio and go to the pagoda. Four years ago, Saing developed a pterygium in her right eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage, and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. As a result of this condition, Saing has difficulty seeing things clearly and a hard time with day-to-day tasks. She used to cook for her daughter's family but finds it too difficult now. When Saing learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for three and half hours seeking treatment. On April 22nd, she will undergo surgery to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent a recurrence. CSC is requesting $225 to cover the total cost of her procedure, which includes medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. Saing shared, "I hope my eyes stop burning after surgery, and I can go outside and be more independent."

13% funded

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$30raised
$195to go

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