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Success! Beatrice from Kenya raised $220 to fund cataract surgery.

Beatrice
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Beatrice's treatment was fully funded on February 5, 2020.

Photo of Beatrice post-operation

January 13, 2020

Beatrice underwent cataract surgery.

Beatrice had successful surgery to remove the cataract. Her vision really improved and we are happy to share that she left for home a happy lady! She can now enjoy an improved quality of life and independence.

“I hope I can touch a life just like mine has been touched. May God bless you all,” says Beatrice.

Beatrice had successful surgery to remove the cataract. Her vision really improved and we are happy to share that she left for home a happy ...

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October 7, 2019

Beatrice is a grandmother from Kenya. Beatrice the mother of five grown children lives with her husband in Central Kenya. Neither of them works. They depend on the little pension her husband, a retired teacher gets.

Five years ago, Beatrice developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision. A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes opaque, blurring vision. She has difficulty seeing and often needs help.

Fortunately, Beatrice is scheduled to undergo cataract surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove and replace the blurred lens. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $220 procedure.

“My children do not have stable jobs and are all struggling to make ends meet. I am not sure of how to ask for help from them,” says Beatrice

Beatrice is a grandmother from Kenya. Beatrice the mother of five grown children lives with her husband in Central Kenya. Neither of them wo...

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Beatrice's Timeline

  • October 7, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Beatrice was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • October 08, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Beatrice 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.

  • October 13, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Beatrice's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 13, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Beatrice's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 05, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Beatrice's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Cataract Removal (Single Eye)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $220 for Beatrice's treatment
Hospital Fees
$172
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$11
Supplies
$0
Labs
$37

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Shadrack

Shadrack is a three year old boy from Tanzania and the second-born child in a family of three children. He is a friendly and playful boy who is happy and smiling most of the time. Shadrack was born with deformed legs, the right leg had been affected at the foot missing all the toes and is bent inward while the left was missing the lower part from below his knee. This condition has made it difficult and painful for Shadrack to walk, he mostly moves using his knees which has caused him to have wounds most of the time. Shadrack received surgery in November 2019 so he will be able to use prosthetics on the amputated leg to walk. He now needs treatment for his right leg and club foot. This treatment will enable Shadrack to walk better using both his legs and he will not be subjected to stigma as he is growing up. Shadrack’s mother heard about our Watsi partner from an outreach team that visited their village and Shadrack’s mother brought him for help. Shadrack’s mother is a small scale farmer who strives to provide for Shadrack and his siblings on her own since her husband abandoned her after the birth of their last born. She is not able to afford Shadrack’s surgery, she needs help. Fortunately, Shadrack traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on January 3rd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund Shadrack's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk more easily. Shadrack’s mother says, “Please help my son so that he is able to walk without difficulty.”

55% funded

55%funded
$497raised
$393to go

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