June 3, 2021
Faith is a 41-year-old woman from Kenya and the mother of two children, ages 22 and 15. She used to work as a second-hand shoe seller, but unfortunately, for the last year and a half she has not been working due to her condition. Faith and her children live with her mother who is a farmer.
Several weeks ago, Faith had spinal surgery. During one of her follow-up check-ups, doctors noticed that she has purulent drainage from the wound and recommended an urgent surgical revision of her thoracolumbar spinal fusion. She is currently unable to sit upright.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On June 4th, surgeons from AMH will perform revision spinal surgery. Now, Faith needs help raising $1,500 to fund the procedure.
Faith shared, “I am unable to walk without support. Most of the time I lay asleep on my back. I cannot take care of my kids who depend on me. I need this surgery to have my life get back to normal, especially walking again.”
Faith is a 41-year-old woman from Kenya and the mother of two children, ages 22 and 15. She used to work as a second-hand shoe seller, but u...
June 14, 2021
Faith passed away before her treatment could take place.
We just received an update from our medical partner that we wanted to share with you right away. Faith was to undergo spinal surgery but the medical team and her family were waiting to receive important pathology results. As surgeons were starting her treatment, they first sent in samples to the lab for testing so they could make the best treatment plan for her. However, on Saturday a few days before the scheduled date of review, her relatives called the hospital to share that she passed away while at home. Her burial is scheduled for this week and we are all keeping her family in our thoughts. We are sorry to share this update with you and all are grateful for your kind support.
We just received an update from our medical partner that we wanted to share with you right away. Faith was to undergo spinal surgery but the...