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Ann is a 34-year-old widowed mother of two from Kenya who needs $788 to fund laparotomy surgery to remove her gall bladder.

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September 28, 2022

Ann is a 34-year-old widow and a mother of two children, ages 13 and 8 years old. She does odd jobs at a nearby small hotel; though she shared that her medical condition makes it hard to work.

Ann started having epigastric pains in 2015 and has being treated intermittently for ulcers. She said that sometimes all her income goes to treatment, and yet she doesn’t get well.

Recently, the pain became worse, and she was taken to different hospitals over the weekend before being brought to Nazareth Hospital, where she was admitted. A scan showed Cholelithiasis, and since she has severe pain on and off, the Surgeon recommended she should go for Cholecystectomy (surgical removal of the gall bladder) immediately.

Unfortunately, her medical insurance (NHIF) did not approve her case, so she needs $788 to fund her surgery.

If not treated, Ann will continue to experience the pain and may have complications like pancreatitis, blockage of the gall bladder with inflammation of the gall bladder. She is in severe pain already.

“I am desperate, the doctor says I have to be operated on tomorrow but have no money to pay, and NHIF did not approve my application. Any support given, I will appreciate, at least to have my life back. I am the hope of my children who are still young,” said Ann quietly.

Ann is a 34-year-old widow and a mother of two children, ages 13 and 8 years old. She does odd jobs at a nearby small hotel; though she shar...

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Ann's Timeline

  • September 28, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ann was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 29, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Ann was scheduled to receive treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • September 30, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ann's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Ann is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Ann's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - Laparotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $788 for Ann's treatment
Hospital Fees
$493
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$39
Supplies
$107
Labs
$85
Radiology
$26
Other
$38

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$210raised
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