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Esther from Kenya raised $885 to get healthy.

Esther
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  • $885 raised, $0 to go
$885
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Esther's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2013.

Photo of Esther post-operation

February 12, 2015

Esther received surgery to treat uterine fibroids.

Esther’s total abdominal hysterectomy was a great success! She is no longer in severe pain or at risk of developing recurring fibroids. Esther is able to walk without pain and can focus on taking care of children. Thanks to you, she will be able to watch her children grow up and be successful!

Esther was full of gratitude and happiness. “Thank you for helping me and my family. I was in fear that I would leave my children and husband but now I know that I will see my children grow up,” she told our medical partners.

Esther's total abdominal hysterectomy was a great success! She is no longer in severe pain or at risk of developing recurring fibroids. Esth...

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November 12, 2013

Esther is a 27-year-old mother of two from Kenya. She takes care of her children and grows kale in her garden to supplement her husband’s small income.

Her daily routine is becoming impossible, though, because of large uterine fibroids that put her in a lot of pain. For only $885, we can ease that pain.

Esther says she “longs to see her children grow up to be successful.” With a total abdominal hysterectomy, Esther can return to focusing on her children and this dream.

Esther is a 27-year-old mother of two from Kenya. She takes care of her children and grows kale in her garden to supplement her husband's sm...

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Esther's Timeline

  • November 12, 2013
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Esther was submitted by Sarah Mwangi at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 13, 2013
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Esther received treatment. 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.

  • November 27, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Esther's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 1, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Esther's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Esther. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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Naing

Naing is a 27-year-old man who lives with his parents, brother and two sisters in Burma. He enjoys playing cane ball and reading. His parents are retired and grow vegetables in their garden. Naing's brother is a day laborer, but he has been unable to find regular work since the Covid-19 pandemic, so he cannot contribute towards household expenses. One of Naing's sisters works as a government officer, while the other is a shop worker. Naing used to work in his uncle’s shop selling groceries and flowers, but he was forced to stop working when his health began to decline. Naing first developed a cough and a fast heartbeat in November 2021. At a clinic in Dawei, Naing was diagnosed with high blood pressure, provided with medication, and sent home. In December 2021, because of his rapid heartbeat, Naing traveled to the hospital in Dawei, where he underwent a series of tests. Doctors at the hospital told Naing that there were problems with the valves in his heart. Once again, Naing was given medication, and sent home. Last February, Naing vomited, could not sleep, and felt tired when he stood or sat. He went to Dawei General Hospital, and showed the doctor his previous echocardiogram result. The doctor told him to continue taking his medication from Yangon, and gave him some vitamins. A few days later, Naing felt better. Then in March, Naing and his sister went to Yangon General Hospital, where he underwent more testing. This time the doctor told him that he might need to have two of his heart valves surgically replaced. Naing’s sister told the doctor that Naing had been to several hospitals over the past year, and the family had no more money left. Naing's health continues to decline, and he has lost five kilograms; he needs to have surgery. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is here to help Naing access the care that he needs. They are requesting $1,500 to cover the costs of Naing's valve replacement surgery, scheduled to take place on August 9th, at Pun Hlaing Hospital. Naing said: “I am so tired of visiting several hospitals and hoping to receive surgery. My sister has had to take leave [from her work as a government officer] several times, and now she has had to take leave without pay [to accompany me as my caregiver]. I feel embarrassed that my family has used up all their money, sold all their jewelry, and made sacrifices for me. Finally, I have met your organization BCMF, and I will have the chance to receive surgery with the help of donors. I feel less stressed that I will not have to wait so long to receive surgery, and that my sister will be able to go back to work. Thank you so much.”

68% funded

68%funded
$1,032raised
$468to go

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