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Please help Mary to walk again

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Elizabeth (Lisa) Er for "Mary Onyando"

$725 donated

Given by 20 generous donors in 8 weeks


Please help a Kenyan Kiwi raise money for his mother's expensive knee operation, to remove her pain, and so she can walk.

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On August 22nd Mary Onyando slipped and fell, and seriously smashed her knee at her home in Fort Ternan, Kenya.

In Kenya there is no free health care for serious operations like the one Mary requires.

She had already had surgery on that arthritic knee and so this operation will be complex.

The knee was bleeding internally and her son has paid for her to go to hospital to have it stabilised.

Now all she can do is lie at home and wait, in serious pain, until NZ $6,100 is raised for her to have an operation.

She is completely incapacitated, being unable to walk. She has been told she has to fund this operation via OOPs which is the term for "out-of-pocket payments". This means she has to raise the funds.

She cannot look after herself, and her daughter was due to leave home and start university next week - also funded by her son in New Zealand.

Someone is now needed to care for Mary and the small farm that she lives on - collecting water, making meals as well as feeding livestock - until she is able to walk again.

Please can you help the family raise this money?

Elizabeth (Lisa) Er's involvement (page creator)

I am friends with Mary's son Alfred. She lives in Kenya but he is in New Zealand and I am setting this page up on his behalf to raise money for his mother's urgently needed operation.

I will transfer the money to Kenya when we have raised the money.

Use of funds

The money is entirely for Mary's knee operation.

Any money left over will be donated to 100% Charity - a Kenyan Kids Sponsorship Campaign run from New Zealand.

Latest update

Update  12 September 2019

Posted by: Elizabeth (Lisa) Er

Mary's amazing friends in Kenya have donated a NZ equivalent of one thousand dollars so that leaves us just $5,100 to raise.

I am hoping that more of my Facebook friends will support this.

Thanks heaps to those who have.

Remember this is givealittle because every little bit helps. :)

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Latest donations

  • Bekezela

    Bekezela on 04 Oct 2019



  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 15 Sep 2019


    Be healed in Jesus name amen.


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 14 Sep 2019



  • Jesse

    Jesse on 11 Sep 2019


    All the best too Alfreds mum


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 09 Sep 2019



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This page was created on 1 Sep 2019 and closed on 1 Nov 2019.
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