Success! James from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund a spinal fusion surgery.

James
$1,500
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Fully funded
James's treatment was fully funded on April 2, 2021.
  • James's story
  • James's update
February 10, 2021

Photo of James post-operation

April 2, 2021

James underwent a spinal fusion surgery.

James underwent a posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion surgery. This was recommended after he sustained a burst fracture of his spina...

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James's Timeline

  • February 10, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    James was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 10, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    James received 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.

  • February 11, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    James's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 2, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    James's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 2, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    James's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Enita comes from Ntcheu District and is a widow who lost her husband in 2011. She has 6 children of which the first four are married while the last two are aged 18 and 16 respectively. She is a farmer who is also supported by her last two children. Enita is grateful when she has time to rest and enjoys eating anything available. Enita was well until 10 years ago when she noted a small lump on the right side of her neck that was not painful. She did not bother visiting the hospital since this problem did not affect her daily activities. As time passed, the lump kept on growing bigger and bigger though without pain up until December 2023 when she shared that things got out of hand with her condition. She noted a blister that was very painful and affected her daily activities. She decided to visit her son who lives in the city of Lilongwe where different tests were done, and a diagnosis of goiter was made at Kamuzu Central Hospital. She was then referred to our medical partner's care center Partners in Hope Medical Center (PIH) for further management. Currently, she is experiencing pains from the scratched wound on her neck, neck heaviness, and frequent coughs that have affected her daily activities. On January 19th, Enita met the surgeon who confirmed the diagnosis of right goiter and the need for surgical intervention called thyroidectomy, which is the removal of part of the thyroid gland. Enita was referred to the Watsi program for assessment due to her financial instability. After a thorough assessment, she was eligible and thanks everyone for their consideration. Her daughter-in-law is helping commit some funds for her treatment support and their family needs help raising $1,015. Enita believes that the surgery will help her get better and continue to live a normal life. She shared, “Kindly help me. I need my peace of mind.”

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