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Esther is a mother of six from Kenya who needs $646 to fund surgery for her acute appendicitis.

Esther
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June 17, 2020

Esther is a small-scale farmer who has two children and also takes care of her sister’s four children because her sister unfortunately passed away. She is now the sole provider of six children and pays for their school fees all by herself. They live together in a 2 bedroom house.

Esther started to experience abdominal pain 3 years ago. Due to the severity of the pain, she recently visited our medical partner’s care facility. She will undergo surgery for her acute appendicitis. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $646 to cover the cost of Esther’s curative laparatomy. This surgery will hopefully relieve her pain and enable her to live life more comfortably and confidently.

“I would really appreciate treatment because I am the sole breadwinner for my family,” shared Esther.

Esther is a small-scale farmer who has two children and also takes care of her sister's four children because her sister unfortunately passe...

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Esther's Timeline

  • June 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 17, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Esther 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.

  • June 18, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Esther's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 10, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Esther's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Esther is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Curative Laparatomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $646 for Esther's treatment
Hospital Fees
$603
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$35
Supplies
$0
Labs
$8

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Bernard

Bernard is a driver from Kenya. Bernard is a father of 8 children from his two wives. He lives in a rental house and is the main breadwinner in the family. He does not have national insurance nor did he own the vehicle he drove when the road accident occurred. Bernard is a driver in the public transport system, commonly referred to as matatus. On 12th of February 2020, John was involved in a grisly road accident that left 22 people with various injuries. According to Bernard, the oncoming vehicle was overlapping at high speed at a place that is increasingly becoming a blackspot. Bernard and the other patients were brought to Watsi's medical partner care center and immediately started receiving treatment. Bernard had a nail implant on his left femur and a right foot closed reduction and percutaneous pinning that morning. He has been recovering and is planned for a second surgery to correct the acetabular open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). He is in chronic pain and is not able to move from his bed. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On February 19th, Bernard will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an ORIF. This treatment will help Bernard heal well and be able to walk and eventually work again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,042 to fund this procedure. Bernard says, “I am appealing for help to have the surgery. My family is not able to raise the funds needed. I am however hopeful that soon I will be able to walk.”

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$771raised
$271to go

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