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Success! Rachael from Kenya raised $788 to fund a laparotomy.

Rachael
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  • $788 raised, $0 to go
$788
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$0
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Fully funded
Rachael's treatment was fully funded on June 15, 2021.

Photo of Rachael post-operation

July 9, 2021

Rachael underwent a laparotomy and is excited for a full life ahead with her family.

Rachael successfully underwent her treatment and has recovered well post-surgery. By the time she went home, she was already feeling so much better. Rachael is now free from possible complications such as obstruction of the gallbladder and bile duct, and the risk of gallbladder cancer.

Rachael is thrilled that she’ll soon be able to take care of her babies: “I can’t imagine being able to take care of my babies on my own without having to ask for help because of pain. Thanks so much to my sponsors from Watsi and to the hospital. You are all so kind!”

Rachael successfully underwent her treatment and has recovered well post-surgery. By the time she went home, she was already feeling so much...

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May 25, 2021

Rachael is a 21-year-old mother with two young children, who are 4 years old and 9 months. Rachael is a homemaker and also does farming in their small piece of land. Her husband has not been able to find other work, so her family has limited income.

Rachael’s medical condition started in January 2020, when she was pregnant. She started experiencing pain in the right upper chest region, which sometimes became severe. Rachael has visited many health facilities without seeing much improvement. Eventually, after one of her scans, she was diagnosed with cholelithiasis, also known as gallstones. Upon being examined at Nazareth Hospital, the doctor recommended she undergo a laparotomy. If this condition is not treated, Rachael may have complications like obstruction of the gall bladder, inflammation, obstruction of the bile duct or she may have gall bladder cancer. However, Rachael cannot afford to pay for the surgery and appeals for financial support.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Rachael receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a laparotomy to remove her gallstones on May 27th at our medical partner’s care center. This procedure will cost $788, and she and her family need help raising money.

Racheal shared, “I have small babies and this condition is making it hard for me to care for them. I kindly ask for assistance so that soon I can be able to give all my time to them.”

Rachael is a 21-year-old mother with two young children, who are 4 years old and 9 months. Rachael is a homemaker and also does farming in t...

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Rachael's Timeline

  • May 25, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Rachael was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 1, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rachael's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 3, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rachael received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • June 15, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rachael's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 9, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rachael's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - Laparotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $788 for Rachael's treatment
Hospital Fees
$493
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$39
Supplies
$107
Labs
$85
Radiology
$26
Other
$38

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Komugisha

Komugisha is a small business woman from Uganda. She is a 41-year-old mother of three children, and she lives with them in a single-room rental house. After separation from her husband, Komugisha assumed the role as the sole breadwinner of her family. To earn a living, she trades in dry cereals to pay for the fees and expenses for her children, but faces difficulty when farming harvests are not productive. Six years ago, Komugisha began to experience troubling symptoms, including anterior neck swelling, difficulty breathing, and persistent pain. She was diagnosed with nodular goitre, or an enlarged thyroid gland. Initially, she had visited a different facility which gave her an oral medication, but her condition did not improve. Komugisha was also advised to undergo surgery, but she opted to use local herbs as medicine due to the costs. In the end, Komugisha was referred by a friend to our medical partner's care center, Nyakibale Hospital, where she had a scan diagnosing the goitre, and doctors suggest surgery to prevent worsening symptoms. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), is helping Komugisha receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on June 22nd at our medical partner's care center, where surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252. Komugisha shared, “I can no longer walk for longer distances yet my job requires much walking to look for the cereals. My children are still in need of daily upkeep. Please help me."

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