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Success! Josephine from Kenya raised $220 to fund cataract surgery.

Josephine
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Josephine's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Josephine post-operation

February 21, 2018

Josephine underwent cataract surgery.

This procedure has improved her vision. She will return home and be able to work again.

Josephine says, “Thank you for the assistance. I will be able to do much work on my own and also be able to walk around without much vision trouble.”

This procedure has improved her vision. She will return home and be able to work again. Josephine says, “Thank you for the assistance. I...

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December 21, 2017

Josephine is a widow from Kenya. She lost her husband and two children in 2007 when the country suffered post-election violence. As if the loss of her closest relatives was not enough, all of her property was torched, leaving her and her other five children internally displaced. Josephine has been forced to live at her brother-in-law’s compound for about ten years.

A year ago, Josephine developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her to experience blurred vision. A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes opaque, blurring vision. She has difficulty seeing and performing chores at home.

Fortunately, Josephine is scheduled to undergo cataract surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove and replace the blurred lens. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $220 procedure.

Josephine says, “I want to see clearly, I want to be able to walk with ease, to do simple works for myself in the house.”

Josephine is a widow from Kenya. She lost her husband and two children in 2007 when the country suffered post-election violence. As if the l...

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Josephine's Timeline

  • December 21, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 21, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Josephine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Josephine's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 05, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Josephine 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.

  • February 21, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Josephine's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Cataract Removal (Single Eye)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $220 for Josephine's treatment
Hospital Fees
$172
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$11
Supplies
$0
Labs
$37

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.