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Success! Alice from Kenya raised $205 to get healthy.

Alice
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$205
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$0
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Fully funded
Alice's treatment was fully funded on February 14, 2013.

Alice is a mother-to-be who wants a safe delivery for her baby. She is currently seven months pregnant and worried about what will happen if she delivers at home without access to medical assistance. Alice has given birth at home twice before, but she wants to learn more about the birth process and take a proactive role in her reproductive health.

Like moms around the world, Alice dedicates herself tirelessly to her family. She spends her days working in the fields, caring for her cows and chickens, and fetching fresh water for her children. She dreams of a future where her children are educated, she has steady work, and they can all be self-sufficient.

In Kenya, the infant mortality rate is 55 deaths per 1,000 live births. We hope to raise the $205 Lwala Community Alliance needs to make sure Alice has a safe delivery. The cost of her care includes prenatal visits to Lwala Community Hospital, community health worker home visits for training on nutrition, pregnancy risk factors, and micro-savings in preparation for the baby, delivery at Lwala Community Hospital, and a post-natal check-up.

Health providers at Lwala Community Alliance believe that, with access to those basic services, Alice can have “a safe delivery, reduced risk of complications, and increased knowledge of how to stay healthy and prevent disease.”

Alice is a mother-to-be who wants a safe delivery for her baby. She is currently seven months pregnant and worried about what will happen if...

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Alice's Timeline

  • February 14, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alice's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 14, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Alice's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Alice's treatment update from Lwala Community Alliance.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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James is former motorbike taxi driver from Kenya. He's married and is the father of two children 13 and 6 years old. James' wife is works part-time on a rice farm in their hometown. The family currently lives in a rental house paid for by their local church pastor. In November 2017, James was in a motorbike accident. Due to the accident, he lost his job, and he shared that his life became one revolving around experiencing pain and constant hospital visits. He underwent surgery on his broken leg in a nearby health facility in his hometown. Following the procedure he had a challenging recovery due to infections, causing him sleepless nights and visits to different healthcare facilities. James was finally referred to our medical partner's care center Kijabe Hospital where he underwent several treatments in May. James returned home but later came back to the hospital with a wounded leg that was in bad shape with an exposed bone. The doctors originally admitted James for repair surgery, but determined he needed a below-knee amputation which took place in mid-June. James still experiences a lot of pain, so the surgeon recommend he undergo another round of intense debridement in the amputated area to remove his damaged tissue and help him to finally heal. James has national health insurance, which supported his two major surgeries, but his coverage has been depleted and will not support the care he needs now. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping James receive treatment. On June 25th, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure to prevent the spread of infection and speed up his recovery. Now, James needs help to fund this $1,185 procedure. James wishes to be free from pain, “I, unfortunately, lost my leg due to a sudden amputation, and I am still in shock. I will never be able to use both legs again. I am still in a lot of pain and the wound needs another procedure for me to be well. I need to get out of the hospital and figure out how to take care of my family with my current condition.”

88% funded

88%funded
$1,053raised
$132to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

James

James is former motorbike taxi driver from Kenya. He's married and is the father of two children 13 and 6 years old. James' wife is works part-time on a rice farm in their hometown. The family currently lives in a rental house paid for by their local church pastor. In November 2017, James was in a motorbike accident. Due to the accident, he lost his job, and he shared that his life became one revolving around experiencing pain and constant hospital visits. He underwent surgery on his broken leg in a nearby health facility in his hometown. Following the procedure he had a challenging recovery due to infections, causing him sleepless nights and visits to different healthcare facilities. James was finally referred to our medical partner's care center Kijabe Hospital where he underwent several treatments in May. James returned home but later came back to the hospital with a wounded leg that was in bad shape with an exposed bone. The doctors originally admitted James for repair surgery, but determined he needed a below-knee amputation which took place in mid-June. James still experiences a lot of pain, so the surgeon recommend he undergo another round of intense debridement in the amputated area to remove his damaged tissue and help him to finally heal. James has national health insurance, which supported his two major surgeries, but his coverage has been depleted and will not support the care he needs now. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping James receive treatment. On June 25th, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure to prevent the spread of infection and speed up his recovery. Now, James needs help to fund this $1,185 procedure. James wishes to be free from pain, “I, unfortunately, lost my leg due to a sudden amputation, and I am still in shock. I will never be able to use both legs again. I am still in a lot of pain and the wound needs another procedure for me to be well. I need to get out of the hospital and figure out how to take care of my family with my current condition.”

88% funded

88%funded
$1,053raised
$132to go