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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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$1,032raised
$228to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Monicah

Monicah a hardworking mother of six. Some of her children have finished school while the others are still studying. Monicah's husband, who was the sole breadwinner of the family, was the assistant chief of the area where they are living, but he passed away a few years ago. Monicah shared that upon her husband’s death, she had to get out of her comfort zone and figure out how to provide for their family. After a long time of doing some casual jobs where she could find them, she got a job as a house help but her earnings are limited. Her family does not have a National Health Insurance coverage and is not able to raise the funds needed for Monicah’s surgery. In July 2021, Monicah went to the hospital for her regular clinic appointment and heard that there was a free cervical cancer screening centre there. Monicah has been experiencing lower abdominal pain so after the clinic, she went to be screened. The results were not as she expected. She has been diagnosed with cervical cancer. The doctor has scheduled her for total abdominal hysterectomy surgery but she is afraid the cost is too much for her to meet. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1260 to fund Monicah's surgery. On January 7th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Monicah will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and hopes to live a life cancer-free. Monicah says, "I did not know that I was sick and since then things have happened so fast. I do not know where the money for my surgery will come from but I know that God will make a way.”

81% funded

81%funded
$1,032raised
$228to go