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Success! Tabitha from Kenya raised $220 to fund cataract surgery.

Tabitha
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tabitha's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Tabitha post-operation

October 23, 2018

Tabitha underwent cataract surgery.

Tabitha was successfully treated in our medical partner’s facility. The blurry vision she was experiencing previously due to the cataract was eliminated. She is grateful for the support she received. She is hopeful that her vision will clear completely.

Tabitha says, “Thank you for the support. I am grateful for the support, my vision is quite clear now.”

Tabitha was successfully treated in our medical partner's facility. The blurry vision she was experiencing previously due to the cataract wa...

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September 25, 2018

Tabitha is a farmer from Kenya. She is a mother of four and lives in her ancestral land with her husband.

About a year ago, Tabitha developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision. A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes opaque, blurring vision. She has difficulty tilling her farm.

Fortunately, Tabitha is scheduled to undergo cataract surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove and replace the blurred lens. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $220 procedure.

Tabitha says, “I wish that soon my blurry vision will be corrected. I want to be able to see clearly as before.”

Tabitha is a farmer from Kenya. She is a mother of four and lives in her ancestral land with her husband. About a year ago, Tabitha deve...

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Tabitha's Timeline

  • September 25, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 25, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tabitha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 01, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tabitha 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.

  • October 23, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tabitha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 05, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tabitha's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Cataract Removal (Single Eye)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $220 for Tabitha's treatment
Hospital Fees
$172
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$11
Supplies
$0
Labs
$37

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Chan is a 36-year-old woman who lives with her husband and father-in-law in Shwepyithar Town, Yangon Division. Chan’s husband works as a day labourer on a construction site, while Chan is a seamstress who works from home. In 2010, Chan started to feel tired, had a rapid heartbeat and developed joint pain. She went to the clinic in Thaton, where she lived at that time, and received an an echocardiogram (echo) and x-ray. The doctor also told her that, if her heart became too enlarged, she would not be able to control her condition with oral medication and she would not be able to have a baby. She then received oral medication for a week which made her feel better for a while. In September 2019, when she went back for her follow-up appointment, she received another echo. Following this, the doctor explained to her that her condition could no longer be stabilized with medication. As he knew that Chan could not afford to pay for her surgery, he referred her to Pinlon Hospital. On 17th September 2019, she met the staff at Pin Long Hospital and who then referred her to Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). Currently, Chan suffers from chest pain, has difficulty breathing, has a rapid heartbeat and has lost weight. In her free times Chan likes to sew, cook and do housework. “When I’m fully recovered, I will continue to work as a seamstress, save money and live happily with family,” said Chan. “Once I have enough money, my husband and I have decided to adopt one child. And I want to do charity work and help poor people as much as I can.”

83% funded

83%funded
$1,249raised
$251to go

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