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Success! Mary from Kenya raised $1,500 for spinal surgery.

Mary
100%
  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mary's treatment was fully funded on December 20, 2019.

Photo of Mary post-operation

October 14, 2019

Mary for spinal surgery.

Mary had successful surgery to decompress the spine. This has minimized the risk of spine defects. She is less pain and ambulates with ease.

“I am in less pain now. God bless your charitable deeds,” says Mary.

Mary had successful surgery to decompress the spine. This has minimized the risk of spine defects. She is less pain and ambulates with ease....

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August 28, 2019

Mary struggles with ambulation due to a spinal complication she is having. This has been the struggle for the past 12 months and continues to strain her daily life. Mary complained of fatigue and back pain in October of 2018 and sought treatment in a nearby hospital and was given no conclusive diagnosis. She was then referred to a more advanced facility and came to Kijabe. Mary had MRI and X-ray imaging done and was diagnosed with TB of the spine. Her surgeon recommended spinal decompression and fusion surgery to correct the condition. If not treated, Mary will continue experiencing much pain and ambulation struggles.

Mary is a mother of 4 children and together, they live in her parent’s house. Mary used to sell second-hand clothes but stopped in October when she could not bear the persistent fatigue and pain. Currently, her needs and those of her children are met by her relatives. She is not able to raise the full amount required for surgery.

Mary struggles with ambulation due to a spinal complication she is having. This has been the struggle for the past 12 months and continues t...

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Mary's Timeline

  • August 28, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 02, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mary 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.

  • September 04, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 14, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mary's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 20, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mary's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
Spinal Fusion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,090 for Mary'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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