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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 Foundation, 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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71% funded

71%funded
$1,065raised
$435to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

U Chit

U Chit is a 55-year-old man from Myawaddy Township, Karen State, Burma. He divorced his wife seven years ago and has two daughters and three sons. His youngest daughter lives with his ex-wife in Yangon and their other children live in Myawaddy Township. In March 2019, he entered into monkhood. Now, he receives alms from laypeople and from his children. In February 2019, U Chit began to experience back pain and a burning sensation when urinating. To treat his symptoms, he bought medication from a nearby pharmacy. However, after taking the medicine, he did not feel any better. He later went to a local clinic where he received more medication for his symptoms. They suggested that he go to Myawadday Hospital to receive an ultrasound scan. However, he did not go to the hospital because he did not think he would be able to pay for the cost of the scan. Instead, he continued taking the medicine that the doctor had prescribed. Unfortunately, his pain when urinating did not get better. Finally, U Chit decided to visit Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), where he got his hernia treated four years ago, to seek treatment. U Chit arrived at MTC on April 24th, 2019, where an ultrasound scan revealed that he had a bladder stone. The next day, he was sent to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) where he received an injection and oral medication. On May 16th, 2019, he received an Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) test for further investigation. After the IVP test, the doctor told him that he requires surgery and is scheduled for 20th November 2019. Currently, U Chit experiences back pain and he continues to feel a burning sensation when urinating. Aside from his concerns about his condition, he is worried about financial problems because he is a monk and does not have a regular income. U Chit likes reading Buddhist texts and newspapers in his free time. He said, “I want to cure my condition as soon as possible and I would like to focus on religious activities. After I am cured, I also would like to help find treatment for my daughter who has suffered from a stroke.”

71% funded

71%funded
$1,065raised
$435to go