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Silvia from Kenya raised $1,074 to fund bladder surgery.

Silvia
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  • $1,074 raised, $0 to go
$1,074
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Silvia's treatment was fully funded on June 29, 2022.
July 6, 2022

Silvia has not undergone bladder surgery due to a change in her treatment plan.

Silvia was scheduled for bladder surgery. However, during a multi-disciplinary session before the operation, her doctors determined that she could benefit from bedside management of the wound rather than surgery at this point in time. After consideration, they have decided to postpone her surgical procedure and see if she continues to improve with other care. She is grateful for our offer of support and hopes that another patient can benefit.

Silvia was scheduled for bladder surgery. However, during a multi-disciplinary session before the operation, her doctors determined that she...

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June 20, 2022

Silvia is a 38-year-old woman, living with her husband and two children.

Today, Silvia sits in a hospital bed, awaiting surgery. But this story begins in December 2020, when she suffered a stroke. Because of the stroke, Silvia had to give up her work as a hairdresser, so she now relies on her husband, a freelance electrician, to provide for their family. After recovering from her stroke, Silvia began to notice worrying symptoms. The doctors at Kijabe Hospital continued to follow Silvia, but it wasn’t until 2022 - after undergoing a scan - that her doctors realized that Silvia had a tumor in her bladder. Silvia underwent surgery to have the tumor removed, but developed post operative complications that required another operation. Subsequently, Silvia was found to have a bladder leakage, which now requires urgent surgical repair.

Silvia and her family have no medical coverage, and in the past, they have relied on friends and family to help pay for all of her medical bills. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is here now to help Silvia access the care that she needs. They are requesting $1,074 to fund the surgical repair of Silvia’s bladder perforation, which is scheduled for June 20th at AIC Kijabe Hospital.

Silvia says: “I can’t believe I am scheduled for another surgery again. I have been going through a lot. It is tough but I hope to be better soon.”

Silvia is a 38-year-old woman, living with her husband and two children. Today, Silvia sits in a hospital bed, awaiting surgery. But this...

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Silvia's Timeline

  • June 20, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Silvia was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 20, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Silvia was scheduled to receive 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.

  • June 23, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Silvia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 6, 2022
    FUNDING ENDED

    Silvia is no longer raising funds.

  • July 6, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Silvia's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Curative Laparatomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,074 for Silvia's treatment
Hospital Fees
$708
Medical Staff
$29
Medication
$46
Supplies
$161
Labs
$78
Other
$52

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