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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 Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • January 02, 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 02, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    David's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 12, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    David's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 04, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on David. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.