Kupha from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund her maxillary excision surgery.

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Kupha's treatment was fully funded on December 29, 2020.
  • Kupha's story
  • Kupha's update
October 13, 2020

Photo of Kupha post-operation

December 29, 2020

Kupha underwent her surgery but was able to access other funding.

Our medical partner just shared the good news that Kupha finally had a successful surgery and she was able to access financial support from ...

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Kupha's Timeline

  • October 13, 2020

    Kupha was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 14, 2020

    Kupha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 15, 2020

    Kupha was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya. 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 29, 2020

    Kupha is no longer raising funds.

  • December 29, 2020

    Kupha's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

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Rosemary is a mother of five children. She lives with her husband, their two youngest children, and 6 grandchildren. Rosemary enjoys chatting with her grandchildren and eating nsima, a porridge made from maize flour and served with local chicken and vegetables. Five years ago, Rosemary started experiencing swelling near her abdomen After visits to different hospitals and clinics, she was diagnosed with an umbilical hernia and was recommended to have surgery. Her symptoms worsened as she delayed treatment and was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia, a condition that occurs when part of the stomach protrudes up into the chest through the diaphragm because of the weakening of surrounding tissues. Rosemary could no longer walk long distances and was experiencing frequent vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss, heartburn, discomfort, and pain in her chest and abdomen. Rosemary can hardly do anything at home due to worsening pains during activities that add more pressure to the painful area. Rosemary was later taken to Partners in Hope Medical Center and doctors explained the need for a surgical intervention called Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, a surgery that treats Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD). In GORD, acid from the stomach leaks up into the esophagus (gullet) due to the weakness of the lower esophageal sphincter which leads to failure to close properly. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On May 7th, Rosemary will undergo surgery that will help relieve her of her symptoms and improve her quality of life. AMH is requesting $1,244 to fund this procedure. Rosemary said, “I can now smile again and look forward to a successful surgery, for me to be well again.”

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