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Josephine is a woman from Kenya who needs $220 to fund cataract surgery.

Josephine
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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.

  • January 15, 2018
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Josephine was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Josephine is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Josephine's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

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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