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Mary from Kenya raised $750 to get healthy.

Mary
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  • $750 raised, $16 to go
$750
raised
$16
to go
Fully funded
Mary's treatment was fully funded on November 9, 2013.
May 23, 2022

Mary did not receive surgery as planned.

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Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), had originally placed Mary on medication to stabilize her vitals before h...

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October 28, 2013

Mary is a 23-year-old woman from Kenya. She is the proud mother of a handsome toddler for whom she would do anything. She dropped out of school to care for him, but now a toxic goiter, or enlarged thyroid gland, is preventing her from caring for him fully.

Because of her condition, Mary is unable to eat. She’s losing weight every day, but these challenges haven’t dulled her hope for the future. “I long to live long enough to see my baby grow up to be a successful independent man and to accomplish the things in life that I failed to accomplish.”

Mary and her husband are on a tight budget – especially with Mary now unable to work. Our medical partner in Kenya is seeking $750 to cover the cost of surgery to remove Mary’s goiter. They expect this treatment will allow Mary to continue raising her child to be a healthy and successful young man. Let’s make it happen for her!

Mary is a 23-year-old woman from Kenya. She is the proud mother of a handsome toddler for whom she would do anything. She dropped out of sch...

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Mary's Timeline

  • October 28, 2013
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mary was submitted by Sarah Mwangi at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 30, 2013
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Mary was scheduled to receive treatment. 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.

  • November 5, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 9, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mary's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Mary's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

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