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Jane from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund tuberculosis spinal treatment.

Jane
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Jane's treatment was fully funded on February 21, 2020.
February 21, 2020

Jane underwent tuberculosis treatment but unfortunately later suffered complications.

Jane had a successful surgery to help treat her TB and was wheeled out of the operating area to the general ward while she was stable. However, we are deeply saddened to share that our medical partner updated us that she deteriorated postoperatively. Jane developed confusion and hematemesis. The hospital stepped up her care to a High Dependency Unit, then the Intensive Care Unit, where unfortunately she passed away. Her cause of death was unknown and her family chose not to have a post mortem. Our hearts and sympathy go out to her family.

Jane had a successful surgery to help treat her TB and was wheeled out of the operating area to the general ward while she was stable. Howev...

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January 2, 2020

Jane is a middle-aged woman who is undergoing serious pain in her spine and waist area. In August 2019, she complained of hip-area pain and had ointment applied. Over the weeks, the pain has become severe accompanied with numbness in both legs. She hardly sits down and has to be assisted to make every move. Pain medicines have not been helpful to her. She had an MRI and was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) of the spine. She requires surgery to relieve her of the pain and regain her ability to walk.

Jane used to be a peasant farmer while her husband is a driver. The mother of four children is not able to raise the full amount required for surgery. They have managed to raise $1,000 and the national insurance has committed to pay $1,300. The family is hoping to raise the remaining amount from Watsi supporters.

Jane says, “I am in severe pain and my prayer is that soon I will be able to walk with ease.”

Jane is a middle-aged woman who is undergoing serious pain in her spine and waist area. In August 2019, she complained of hip-area pain and ...

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Jane's Timeline

  • January 2, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jane was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • January 6, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jane 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.

  • January 7, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jane's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 21, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jane's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 21, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Jane. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
Spinal Fusion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,090 for Jane's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,590 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,476
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$107
Supplies
$0
Labs
$112
Other
$395

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Kay

Kay is a 34-year-old woman who lives with her husband and two sons in a village on the Thai-Burma border. Her husband is a day labourer at a construction site, while both of her children are students. Kay used to work in a factory but stopped last year when her health deteriorated. Kay remembers first feeling the pain she has in her abdomen in April of 2014, a month after she gave birth to her second son. Five years later, the pain in the left side of her abdomen returned. Kay also could not eat or drink anything, and vomited every time she tried to eat. At the hospital, she was given medication and was instructed to take it regularly. Though Kay felt better at a follow-up appointment, some of her symptoms were still persistent, so the medic referred her to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further investigation. At that hospital, Kay received an ultrasound, blood test and urine test, and the results revealed that she had stones in her left ureter. The doctor recommended that she undergo laser treatment to breakup these stones and treat the pain she has been experiencing. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is helping Kay receive treatment. On March 2nd, she is scheduled to undergo a shockwave lithotripsy treatment at our medical partner's care center. This procedure will cost $1,500, and she and her family need help raising money. Kay shared, “I really want to recover. I cannot work at the factory [because of my condition] but I want to earn money. In the future, if I recover, I want to open a small shop to sell dry goods.”

75% funded

75%funded
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$365to go