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Sebastiana from Guatemala raised $200 to get healthy.

Sebastiana
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  • $200 raised, $0 to go
$200
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$0
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Fully funded
Sebastiana's treatment was fully funded on June 24, 2013.

Photo of Sebastiana post-operation

Sebastiana received surgery to remove kidney stones.

Sebastiana’s kidney function is slowly returning to normal, and our medical partner will continue to manage Sebastiana’s health to keep the stones from recurring.

Sebastiana’s family says they were “certain she was going to die” Everyone is delighted that she is doing well and recovering at home. They thank you for funding a complex, high-impact medical case like Sebastiana’s.

Sebastiana's kidney function is slowly returning to normal, and our medical partner will continue to manage Sebastiana's health to keep the ...

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Sebastiana is a K’ichee’ speaking Mayan woman who has kidney stones. Before her severe episode of kidney failure, Sebastiana had been healthy. But now, “her ability to perform her housework and other daily chores” is limited due to her condition.

Sebastiana needs surgery to remove her kidney stones. Because she’s previously dealt with kidney failure, she needs expert home nursing care to ensure a safe recovery. Sebastiana “is very scared of having a repeat episode” of her kidney problems, since she is unable to afford the medical treatment single-handedly.

For $200, we can fund Sebastiana’s surgery to removal her kidney stones so she can live a healthy and normal life again.

Sebastiana is a K’ichee’ speaking Mayan woman who has kidney stones. Before her severe episode of kidney failure, Sebastiana had been health...

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Sebastiana's Timeline

  • June 24, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sebastiana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 24, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sebastiana's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Sebastiana. Read the update.

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Funded by 1 donor

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Chit

Chit is a 30-year-old man who lives with his wife, daughter, son and father-in-law in Noh Poe Village, Myawaddy Township, Karen State, Burma. Chit’s daughter and son go to school. Chit, together with his wife and father-in-law work as farmers on land they rent. Chit’s family does not have regular income, but they sell durian and betel nut that they grow in their garden. Seven years ago, Chit started to experience pain in his lower left abdomen. He also had difficulty passing urine so he went to Myawaddy Hospital for help. He received an ultrasound and an x-ray before the doctor informed him that he has a urinary tract infection (UTI) and a kidney stone. He was treated for the UTI but he did not received treatment for the kidney stone. He was given a follow-up appointment for every month, to receive medication for the abdominal pain. He continued to return for his appointments until late-2018, but when he did not feel better he followed his neighbour’s suggestion and sought help at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) in Thailand on 20 February 2019. When Chit arrived at MTC, he received an ultrasound as well as a urine and blood test. After the tests, the medic informed him that he has a kidney stone and he was prescribed some medication. On 29 February, MTC referred him to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further investigation. At MSH, he underwent an intravenous pyelogram (IVP) and was asked to return to MSH for his follow-up appointments and he returned several times. Eventually, he was told that the kidney stone had moved into his urethra and that he would need to undergo laser treatment to break up the stone. Currently, Chit still experiences pain in his lower left abdomen and sometimes he has difficulty passing urine. He worries that his condition will get worse if he does not get treatment. Sometimes his urine has blood in it, especially when he drinks less water and he has difficulty passing urine. Sometimes, he feels like the pain of his abdominal is worse and he is not able to walk or work. He is unable to sleep, and he feels more comfortable when he lies down and rests. In his free time, Chit loves to forage for vegetables in the forest.

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$1,293raised
$207to go

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