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David from Kenya raised $1,260 for life-saving surgery to remove his brain tumor.

David
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Fully funded
David's treatment was fully funded on January 12, 2015.

Photo of David post-operation

March 4, 2015

David received life-saving surgery to remove a brain tumor.

David’s doctors expect him to make a full recovery in the next couple of months. They even anticipate that he will regain his speech!

“David’s surgery was a success!” they write. “The tumor was successfully removed and he no longer has headaches.”

“Thank you very much for all the support you have given us,” says David’s mother. “I come to Kenya with only hope and faith that my son will be treated, and God brought you my way. Thank you!”

David's doctors expect him to make a full recovery in the next couple of months. They even anticipate that he will regain his speech! "Da...

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January 1, 2015

“It has been a long journey for us,” shares David’s mother. “I am glad that my son will finally be operated on, and I look forward to his treatment and good recovery.”

David is a four-year-old boy from Ghana who is typically a very happy child; however, since falling ill, his spirits have dropped and he no longer smiles or laughs. David has been experiencing severe headaches and lack of stability when walking due to a brain tumor.

When David got sick, his parents rushed him to a local hospital in Ghana, where he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Unfortunately, the local hospital had no specialist surgeon to treat David, so he was referred to BethanyKids at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya, over 2,600 miles away. With the support of friends and family, David and his parents managed to get airline tickets to travel to Kijabe. Now, David’s father and mother need our support to help make this journey a success and ensure their son’s recovery.

“David is likely to suffer increased intracranial pressure, which may lead to brain damage and ultimately death if not treated soon,” explain our partners at African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

For $1,260 we can fund the craniotomy surgery that will stabilize David’s intracranial pressure and prevent any possibility of blindness or death. Let’s help David grow into a healthy, happy young man!

“It has been a long journey for us,” shares David’s mother. “I am glad that my son will finally be operated on, and I look forward to his tr...

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David's Timeline

  • January 1, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    David was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 2, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    David 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.

  • January 2, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    David's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 12, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    David's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 4, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on David. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

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Gedion

Gedion is a happy and talkative 16-year-old from Kenya who is currently a student in standard eight. He is the thirdborn in a family of six. Since their mother left them a few years ago, he and his siblings live with their father in their rural home on a small piece of land. Gedion's father works as a casual laborer and burns charcoal for sale to provide for their family's basic needs, as well as to pay for the children's school fees. His family also plants maize and beans on their small piece of land to feed themselves. During holidays and on the weekends, Gedion and his siblings usually work on other people's farms to provide additional income. He shares that life for his family has been very difficult, but they have been working hard in order to fight poverty together. This past Saturday, Gedion was brought into our medical partner's care center, AIC Kapsowar Hospital, via an ambulance from a facility near his home after being involved in a road traffic accident. While Gedion was on his way home from a nearby shopping center, a tractor passed by. He hopped onto it in order to reach home faster since he was still far from home and it was already beginning to become dark. There were some people already on the tractor, so they continued with their journey together. While they were on their way, the tractor lost control and fell down. The people riding were all rushed to a nearby facility. While those with minor injuries were able to be treated at the local facility, three of the riders, including Gedion, had to be referred to our medical partner's care center. During the accident, he sustained a fracture of his right femur and is currently experiencing a lot of pain. He is also unable to use his leg. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 12th, Gedion will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which is called an open reduction and internal fixation. After treatment, he will be able to use his leg again, attend school, and help out at home. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Gedion shares, "This state has really pulled me down. I don’t know what to do. Kindly help me so that I may be able to pursue my dreams and change the state of my family.”

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