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Success! Charity from Kenya raised $788 to fund a gallbladder removal surgery.

Charity
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  • $788 raised, $0 to go
$788
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Charity's treatment was fully funded on May 6, 2021.

Photo of Charity post-operation

April 8, 2021

Charity underwent a gallbladder removal surgery.

Charity’s surgery was a success! She was overjoyed knowing that she can now nurse her baby without severe pain. With this successful treatment, Charity will no longer experience pain, gallbladder inflammation, and other complications, and she’s eager to be able to lead a normal life.

Charity shared, “when I was told to be admitted, I could not imagine leaving my two month old baby and tears were flowing freely. Now I am excited that as soon as am fully healed, I can take care of the baby and my family without interruption. It’s hard to imagine experiencing a day without pain! My sincere gratitude to my sponsors and the hospital. May God bless you mightily.”

Charity's surgery was a success! She was overjoyed knowing that she can now nurse her baby without severe pain. With this successful treatme...

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March 8, 2021

Charity is a 28-year-old woman from Kenya. She is the eldest in her family and is now married and has a newborn baby who is two months old. Her husband works as a clerk at a local dairy factory, where he earns enough to feed their family. Charity was working at the same factory, but was laid off from her job due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is not currently working and spends her time at home taking care of her child.

Since August 2020, when Charity was pregnant, she started experiencing pain in her upper abdomen that radiated to the back. Charity had visited several different health centers but showed no improvement, and later decided to come to Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center Nazareth Hospital. She underwent a scan, which showed that she has a large gallstone. The doctor recommended that she undergo a cholecystectomy. Without treatment, Charity’s condition may become more complicated and cause her gall bladder inflammation, or a blocked bile duct or pancreatic duct. However, Charity is unable to meet the cost of her care and appeals for financial support.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. is helping Charity receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a cholecystectomy on March 9th at our medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove the gallbladder due to the gallstone causing pain and possibly infection. This procedure will cost $788, and she and her family need help raising money.

Charity shared, “The pain is too much at times and I feel some relief when I vomit. I am hoping to get support so that I can be well and be at peace to nurse my baby.”

Charity is a 28-year-old woman from Kenya. She is the eldest in her family and is now married and has a newborn baby who is two months old. ...

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Charity's Timeline

  • March 8, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Charity was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 9, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Charity received 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.

  • March 11, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Charity's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Charity's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 6, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Charity's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 32 donors

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

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Martin

Martin is a playful and friendly young boy and the last-born in a family of six children. Martin has not started going to school yet, but his father plans to enroll him in two years. Martin's father says life has been tough for him and his family since he fell sick for most of 2020, something that he says made life for his family tough. Prior to falling ill, Martin's father was a hardworking man practicing small-scale farming to provide food for his family and was also a catechist at their local catholic church. For over a year Martin's father was moved from one hospital to another seeking treatment. Martin's parents were forced to sell most of their property to cover the resulting medical bills. In 2021, Martin's father's health returned and he was able to grow his strength back. Martin's father moved their family to another village for a fresh start. They are now slowly rebuilding their life with the hope of restoring their livelihood once more. Since then, Martin has been diagnosed with Left Genu Varus meaning his leg is bent at the knee so that they do not touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, it is difficult for him to walk. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is raising $880 to fund corrective surgery for Martin. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 5th. Treatment will hopefully restore Martin's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Martin’s father says, “Because of the long period I was sick I was not able to provide for my family. My son now needs treatment, but I still can’t afford the cost.”

42% funded

42%funded
$372raised
$508to go

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