Success! Edith from Kenya raised $657 to fund thyroid surgery so she can live more comfortably and confidently.

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Fully funded
Edith's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2022.
  • Edith's story
  • Edith's update
August 13, 2022

Photo of Edith post-operation

December 13, 2022

Edith underwent thyroid surgery so she can live comfortably and confidently.

Edith underwent a successful surgery and had a good recovery. With this treatment, Edith is now free from her chronic headache, dryness of t...

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Edith's Timeline

  • August 13, 2022

    Edith was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 15, 2022

    Edith's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 16, 2022

    Edith 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.

  • November 29, 2022

    Edith's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 13, 2022

    Edith's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Samson is a widower and father of a 9-year-old child. He works as a laborer at a garage washing cars to support himself and his child. A few years ago, Samson started experiencing epigastric pain and discomfort, and could not keep down his food. He has sought treatment at other hospitals before, but to no avail. A few weeks ago, Samson's condition worsened and his brother helped him seek care with our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. Doctors there conducted an endoscopy and found that the cause of Samson's symptoms was gastric obstruction due to pyloric stenosis, a narrowing of the opening from the stomach into the small intestine. If left untreated, Samson will continue to experience pain. His symptoms may also worsen, leading to dehydration, weight loss, and an overall decreased quality of life. Surgeons have recommended a laparotomy to treat Samson's condition. Fortunately, Samson is scheduled for surgery on March 13th with the help of African Mission Healthcare. Samson needs help raising $788 to fund the cost of his procedure. After surgery, not only will Samson's quality of life improve, but he will also be able to care for himself and his child. “I have been unable to care for myself and my child, becoming a burden to my family. The pain is also too much and I am afraid my wife went through the same and died. I plead for support so that I may be treated and get back to my normal life. I am also the only hope of my child,” said Samson.

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