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Margaret from Kenya raised $885 for a hysterectomy.

Margaret
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  • $885 raised, $0 to go
$885
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Margaret's treatment was fully funded on May 1, 2014.

Photo of Margaret post-operation

February 12, 2015

Margaret received the hysterectomy she needed to stop her abdominal bleeding and allow her to live a normal life.

Margaret’s surgery went smoothly. She is recovering well and has returned home to her family. Now that her abdominal bleeding has stopped, she is no longer at risk for becoming anemic.

“I was afraid that I would die soon when I kept bleeding for months,” Margaret told our medical partner. “Now I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you.”

Margaret’s surgery went smoothly. She is recovering well and has returned home to her family. Now that her abdominal bleeding has stopped, s...

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April 8, 2014

Margaret is a 53-year-old woman from Kenya who came to Kijabe Hospital, a Watsi partner in Kenya, to seek treatment for abdominal bleeding.

Margaret used to own a small clothing shop until it was destroyed in Kenya’s post-election violence. She is a mother of four, but two of her children passed away in an accident.

Margaret has had abdominal bleeding for over three months now, and is at risk of becoming severely anemic. Her condition requires a total abdominal hysterectomy. When Margaret and her husband first learned of her condition, they sold their livestock to raise funds for care, but they cannot afford the total cost of the procedure.

For $885, Margaret will receive surgery that will stop the bleeding. Margaret says, “After I am well, I want to open my clothing business again.” Let’s help get her well so she can pursue her wish!

Margaret is a 53-year-old woman from Kenya who came to Kijabe Hospital, a Watsi partner in Kenya, to seek treatment for abdominal bleeding. ...

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Margaret's Timeline

  • April 8, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Margaret was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 8, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Margaret received 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.

  • April 20, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Margaret's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 1, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Margaret's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Margaret. Read the update.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

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Hla

Hla is a 40-year-old woman living with her husband and adopted daughter in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. Hla and her family fled their village in Burma, due to fighting in the area. In January, Hla learned that she was pregnant for the first time after ten years of marriage. Then in March, Hla had to flee with her husband and daughter due to the fighting near her village. They moved in with her uncle, who lives in a refugee camp. Once there, she sought prenatal care at a clinic in the camp, where she was told that she had a breech baby, which would require a Caesarean section in order for her baby to be delivered safely. The C-section is scheduled for May 11th at nearby Mae Sot Hospital (MSH). When Hla told a friend that she does not have the money to pay for her hospital stay, her friend referred her to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), for help with paying for her care. Currently, Hla is eight months pregnant and is worried about her condition and the health of her baby. Burma Children Medical Fund is seeking $1,500 to cover the costs of Hla's treatment, and for the safe delivery of her baby. Hla said, "I was very worried when I heard that I will need an expensive C-section. I could not think of anyone to help pay for my surgery, and I felt stressed about giving birth through a C-section. After I heard from BCMF staff that donors could help pay for my surgery, I started to feel so much more relaxed and less worried. I still worry about my baby being born healthy."

42% funded

42%funded
$643raised
$857to go

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