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

Mary
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  • $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, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • September 2, 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 4, 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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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Kyomukama

Kyomukama is a 30-year-old woman and mom-of-two. Her oldest is in the third grade and her youngest is in nursery school. Kyomukama never attended school herself as she lost her parents at a young age. She got married when she was 18 and together with her husband, they are small scale farmers. They try to sell what they can from the farm to earn for their family. For the last two years, Kyomukama has experienced a severe colicky lower abdominal pain and discomfort. She reported that she often experiences a pins and needles feeling, and cannot sleep on her right side of the body due to a hard palpable mass she feels in her abdomen. Kyomukama also feels pain whenever she bends over during normal house activities or farming. This backache, along with general body weakness, are very uncomfortable for her and affect her ability to work on the farm. Upon visiting Nyakibale Hospital, doctors conducted scans and concluded that she needs to undergo a cystectomy to remove an ovarian mass. Kyomukama will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. Fortunately, she is scheduled to undergo a myringotomy on April 23rd. African Mission Healthcare is requesting $220 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, her mobility will be restored and she will be pain free while going about her daily activities. Kyomukama shared, “I desire to have my health restored. The sufferings have been too much. Please help me."

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9%funded
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