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Alice from Kenya raised $929 to fund brain surgery.

Alice
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  • $929 raised, $0 to go
$929
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Alice's treatment was fully funded on June 22, 2019.
May 6, 2019

Alice underwent brain surgery.

Alice had successful surgery to close the defects on her skull.

“May God bless you in abundance for willing to help us,” says Alice’s mother.

Alice had successful surgery to close the defects on her skull. "May God bless you in abundance for willing to help us," says Alice’s mo...

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April 14, 2019

Alice is a baby from Kenya. She was born with a slight mass on her forehead and nose.

Alice has been diagnosed with encephalocoele, a type of neural tube defect in which brain tissues and overlying membranes protrude through openings in the skull. Encephalocoele usually results from a failure of the neural tube to completely close during fetal development. Without treatment, Alice is at risk of developmental delays, brain damage, or premature death.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $929 to fund encephalocoele repair surgery for Alice. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 15. Hopefully, the repair of this condition will allow Alice to grow up healthy.

“Please help my child,” says Alice’s mother.

Alice is a baby from Kenya. She was born with a slight mass on her forehead and nose. Alice has been diagnosed with encephalocoele, a typ...

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Alice's Timeline

  • April 14, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Alice was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • April 15, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Alice received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH). 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.

  • April 17, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alice's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 06, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Alice. Read the update.

  • June 22, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Alice's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Encephalocoele Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $929 for Alice's treatment
Hospital Fees
$842
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$49
Supplies
$0
Labs
$38

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Mai

Mai is a 23-year-old woman from Burma. Lway lives with her parents and two sisters in Northern Shan State. Since she was three years old, Mai has suffered from an enlarged thyroid but her parents were able afford to take her to a clinic only when Mai was in grade seven. By then, the lump on Mai's throat has become noticeable. At the clinic, the doctor examined her neck and prescribed her medication. After a month, although Mai felt like her neck was still in the same size as before, the doctor told her that her goiter had been cured. Three years later, Mai's neck started to grow bigger. Having no money in hand, her parents did not take her any clinics although there was a tightness in her throat and it was uncomfortable for Mai to move her neck to the side. In 2018, Mai was selected to attend a training in Mae Sot. After her training, she was put in for an internship at Mae Tao Clinc (MTC). Through an advice from one of her trainers, Mai went to Mae Sot Hospital, where the doctor examined her and prescribe her medications. After three months of taking the medications, the doctor finally told her that she needed a surgery. Mai looks forward to receiving surgery soon. She plans to go back to her native town and work as an assistant health worker, after she has completed her treatment. Mai said, “When I told my parents that BCMF would provide support for my surgery, they’re very happy. They have been worried for me for a long time already. I would like to say a big thank you to BCMF for supporting my surgery. I’m very excited to be freed from this condition. I have suffered from this goiter for a long time!”

58% funded

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$872raised
$628to go

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