Success! Samir from Bolivia raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

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Fully funded
Samir's treatment was fully funded on September 22, 2023.
  • Samir's story
  • Samir's update
March 7, 2023

Photo of Samir post-operation

October 9, 2023

Samir underwent life-saving heart surgery.

During surgery, the hole in Samir's heart was closed with a patch, inhibiting blood from leaking through. His medical team shared an update ...

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Samir's Timeline

  • March 7, 2023

    Samir was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • March 8, 2023

    Samir received treatment at Hospital del Niño Dr. Ovidio Aliaga Uría in Bolivia. 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.

  • March 16, 2023

    Samir's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 22, 2023

    Samir's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 9, 2023

    Samir's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

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Millicent is a 49-year-old businesswoman from Kenya. She came to the hospital accompanied by her daughter. Millicent resides in Nyathuna in Kiambu County. She is married and a mother of 3 children. Apart from her kids, Millicent takes care of 4 other children who were left orphaned by her sister when she died. Millicent manages a small business where she sells green groceries near her home. Her husband has been sick, which makes the family very financially vulnerable. For seven years, Millicent has been experiencing heavy bleeding and other symptoms. She has been to many health facilities and has taken medicines many times with no solution. Eventually, she went to visit our medical partner's care center Nazareth Hospital for a gynecology review. Now she has been diagnosed with multiple fibroids. If not treated, Millicent will continue to suffer as the fibroids grow. She may have complications like anemia, and they may become cancerous. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, requests $755 to fund Millicent's surgery. On November 22nd, she is scheduled to undergo treatment and once recovered, Millicent can resume her daily activities free of pain. "For the last seven years, life has been tough for me, with my problem and the family looking up to me for their needs. I am pleading for help so that I can regain my normal life and be able to take care of my family," said Millicent.

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