Success! Monicah from Kenya raised $1,286 surgery to correct her club foot condition.

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Monicah's treatment was fully funded on February 8, 2023.
  • Monicah's story
  • Monicah's update
October 24, 2022

Photo of Monicah post-operation

February 13, 2023

Monicah surgery to correct her clubfoot condition.

Monicah underwent a successful surgery and is healing well. Her treatment will be beneficial to her because she will be able to walk confide...

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Monicah's Timeline

  • October 24, 2022

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

  • October 27, 2022

    Monicah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 31, 2022

    Monicah received treatment at AIC Cure International 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 8, 2023

    Monicah's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 13, 2023

    Monicah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 31 donors

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Caroline is a 26 year old woman who lives in the Nairobi area with her husband and five year old son. Caroline is a casual laborer who washes clothes for her neighbors, while her husband is also a casual laborer at construction sites getting work whenever he can. Six years ago Caroline began to experience troubling symptoms, including a swelling of the neck, accompanied by regular headaches, increased heartbeat at times, and difficulty sleeping. The problem appeared to start with a small nodule in her neck, which increased in size during her pregnancy. She was ultimately diagnosed with an enlarged thyroid gland, which will need to be excised to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Luckily Caroline's friend, Teresia, who had a thyroidectomy supported by the Watsi community, brought Caroline to meet with doctors from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. Now on February 28th Caroline will undergo a thyroidectomy at Nazareth Hospital, where surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $657, and Caroline and her family need your help to raise this money. If not treated, the goiter will continue to grow, causing more severe symptoms and potentially leading to thyrotoxicosis. “I thank my friend for bringing me to Nazareth. I also request for help so that I can be treated and get back my normal life. My family is just beginning, and I hope to be well to take care of my young family like other mothers,” said Caroline.

$492to go