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Monicah from Kenya raised $790 for a hysterectomy to treat uterine fibroids.

Monicah
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  • $790 raised, $0 to go
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Monicah's treatment was fully funded on December 26, 2014.

Photo of Monicah post-operation

March 17, 2015

Monicah received a hysterectomy to treat uterine fibroids.

The operation was a success!

“Monicah successfully underwent a TAH [total abdominal hysterectomy] and is recovering well,” Monicah’s doctors tell us. “She is now free from pain, excessive bleeding, and the risk of anaemia. Monicah plans to resume her grocery business so that she can support her family.”

“I am so grateful to Watsi for helping me with money for this surgery. As soon as I am well enough, I will resume my small business so that I can support my husband and children,” says Monicah.

The operation was a success! "Monicah successfully underwent a TAH [total abdominal hysterectomy] and is recovering well," Monicah's doct...

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December 15, 2014

This is Monicah, a 42-year-old wife and mother from Kenya. She used to sell vegetables to help support her family but has been experiencing heavy bleeding and pain for the last couple of years which has made it difficult to work.

Clinicians with African Mission Healthcare Foundation have found that Monicah has uterine fibroids and needs a total abdominal hysterectomy to prevent her from developing anemia and free her from pain so she can work again.

'’I hope to get help from the donors and get well so that I can resume my business and be able to support my children,” says Monicah. Let’s raise $790 and help Monicah get well and back on her feet!

This is Monicah, a 42-year-old wife and mother from Kenya. She used to sell vegetables to help support her family but has been experiencing ...

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Monicah's Timeline

  • December 15, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Monicah was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 19, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Monicah 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.

  • December 23, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Monicah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 26, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Monicah's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Monicah. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

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U Saw

U Saw is a 48-year-old man who recently had to leave his home in Burma due to conflict in the area and is resettling in Thailand. U Saw used to work as a hairdresser, but it has been challenging to find work since arriving in Thailand. Fortunately, he is living with a few friends who have been able to share money and meals. U Saw shared that in this free time he enjoys playing the piano and listening to audio versions of the Bible. After U Saw arrived in Thailand in early April, the vision in his left eye began to blur. After visiting a local clinic, he was referred to the hospital for a vision and blood test. The doctors prescribed him some medication and recommended he undergo a CT scan to confirm his diagnosis. Currently, U Saw can only make out shapes and shadows with his right eye. While the vision in his left eye is slightly better, his vision in that eye is also becoming blurred. As a result, he has difficulty walking, reading, making out peoples’ faces, and experiences bad headaches. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), can help U Saw receive treatment. On April 28th, he will undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. BCMF is requesting $414 to cover the cost of U Saw’s CT scan and care. U Saw shared, “I feel upset. I have no income, and I can only eat with the support of my friends’ parents. If I cannot see, I will feel like my life is over. I feel sad when I think about not being able to go home and when I think about my life in the future. I want to be resettled in a third country.”

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