Success! Robert from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund spinal surgery.

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Robert's treatment was fully funded on April 10, 2024.
  • Robert's story
  • Robert's update
March 19, 2024

Photo of Robert post-operation

May 11, 2024

Robert underwent spinal surgery.

Robert underwent posterior thoracic non-instrumented spine fusion, and it was successful. The treatment will help him because it will stop t...

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Robert's Timeline

  • March 19, 2024

    Robert was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 20, 2024

    Robert received treatment at AIC Cure International Hospital in Kenya. 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 20, 2024

    Robert's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 10, 2024

    Robert's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 11, 2024

    Robert's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Marlyn is a mother of three from the Philippines. She is a stay-at-home mother who attends to the needs of her children, especially her two-month-old baby. Her husband works as a factory worker, earning just enough for the family's everyday needs. Eight years ago, Marlyn began to experience troubling symptoms, including abdominal pain which radiates through her back. There was even a time when Marlyn experienced the pain for three consecutive days and her family rushed her to the hospital. Marlyn was found to have stones in her gallbladder. However, she did not go through with the surgery because of their financial incapacity. She was prescribed medications and was discharged. Because of her condition, her husband would skip work to take care of the children. Marlyn has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If left untreated, her symptoms will continue to worsen and put him at risk for further health complications in the future. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP), Marlyn is scheduled to undergo a cholecystectomy on July 5th. A portion of the cost of the procedure is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and WSFP is raising the remaining $1,128 to cover the cost of Marlyn's surgery and care. Maryln shared: "I am very grateful that I found Watsi and Our Lady of Peace Hospital because, after eight years, I finally have the chance to get treated. Thank you to everyone who will make this possible for me and my family."

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