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Success! Keziah from Kenya raised $788 to fund treatment to remove a large ovarian cyst.

Keziah
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  • $788 raised, $0 to go
$788
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$0
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Fully funded
Keziah's treatment was fully funded on August 19, 2022.

Photo of Keziah post-operation

August 29, 2022

Keziah underwent treatment to remove a large ovarian cyst.

Our medical partner’s gynecologist successfully removed the cyst that Keziah was carrying. The mass was capsulated thus hoping it was not cancerous. However, a biopsy was sent for histology.

Keziah recovered well post-surgery and was discharged home relieved to be on her way back to being healthy. Keziah will now be able to resume her normal life, restart her small business, and be able to take care of her family.

Keziah was overwhelmed by appreciation as she said, “God has done a great miracle to me. He has taken my shame away. I thank Him for the successful surgery. Now I can regain my life, take care of my family, and even re-start my business. I appreciate all my sponsors and the Hospital. I pray that God will reward you all with His blessings.”

Our medical partner's gynecologist successfully removed the cyst that Keziah was carrying. The mass was capsulated thus hoping it was not ca...

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June 9, 2022

Keziah is a lovely, 36 year old mother of three, who lives with her husband and children on the outskirts of Nairobi. Before her current illness, Keziah would hawk food, while her husband works as a laborer to support their family.

After giving birth to her last child in 2016, Keziah began to experience pain around her umbilicus, and then her abdomen began to swell. Despite numerous trips to the hospital, Keziah was always sent home without a solution.

Fortunately, Keziah was referred to Nazareth Hospital, where the doctor who first met with her thought that she was pregnant, because of the size of her belly, and because she was wearing maternity clothes. A CT scan revealed an unusual and benign cyst on Keziah’s ovary, that had grown to a very large size. If Keziah does not have the cyst removed soon, she risks having the cyst rupture, which might lead to blood poisoning from the bacteria in the cyst.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is seeking $788 to fund the surgery to excise Keziah’s cyst, which is scheduled to take place on June 10th at Nazareth Hospital.

“I am worried and exhausted. I pray that I get help so that this problem can be treated so that I can resume my normal life, and also be able to restart my small business to support our family,” said Keziah.

Keziah is a lovely, 36 year old mother of three, who lives with her husband and children on the outskirts of Nairobi. Before her current il...

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Keziah's Timeline

  • June 9, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Keziah was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 10, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Keziah 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 16, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Keziah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 19, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Keziah's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 29, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Keziah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

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

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Lilian is a 25-year-old woman who works as a helper for another family. A mother of two young children, she is raising them alone, since she and her husband are separated. She says that despite struggling to sustain them, she loves them a lot. Six years ago, Lilian began to experience troubling symptoms, including a swollen neck, snoring, difficulty breathing especially at night and feeling the weight of a growth in her neck. She has also been experiencing low self-esteem due to the neck swelling. She was diagnosed with large Right Multinodular Goiter, and needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Lillian could not go to the hospital for lack of money until one of her neighbours who had been supported through the Watsi program brought her to Nazareth Hospital for possible support. She was advised to have an ultrasound scan and thyroid function tests. For three months, she did not return to Nazareth, until last week when she had finally managed to raise money for the tests. Now our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Lilian receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on October 24th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $657, and she and her family need help raising money. Lilian is very optimistic and says, “Now I have the results and I am very hopeful that the sponsors will answer to my plea, so that I can regain my normal life, self-esteem and take care of my small children.”

25% funded

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$165raised
$492to go

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