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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
$790
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Fully funded
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, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • 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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Naw Htee

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