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Success! Boniface from Kenya raised $1,205 to remove his brain tumor.

Boniface
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Boniface's treatment was fully funded on June 2, 2016.

Photo of Boniface post-operation

July 13, 2016

Boniface received life-saving brain surgery.

After a year of experiencing painful migraines and loss of vision, Boniface has successfully undergone a life-changing craniotomy. During the surgery, doctors carefully removed a tumor from the posterior cranial fossa part of the brain, restoring basic functions like a sense of balance while ultimately saving his life. As he heals, he will have a fewer migraines as well as reduced chances of greater vision loss. More importantly, the risk of brain damage due to tumor growth has been eliminated.

Boniface is eager to return home to his job working at an auto-shop as well as helping to care for his family. Although he was struggling to smile, he said, “Thank you for helping me access medical treatment. I will be able to help my mother after full recovery. God bless you all.”

After a year of experiencing painful migraines and loss of vision, Boniface has successfully undergone a life-changing craniotomy. During th...

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May 12, 2016

Meet Boniface, a 26-year-old who lives in Kenya with his mother and five siblings. His father and brother passed away a few years ago, so Boniface works in a vehicles’ spare shop to help support his mother’s income working on their small farm.

Last year, Boniface began experiencing painful head migraines. He took over-the-counter medicines to try and alleviate the pain, but when he recently went to the doctor he was diagnosed with both hydrocephalus and a brain tumor.

Hydrocephalus is an accumulation of water in the brain that causes increased pressure in the skull. In conjunction to this condition, the tumor has made it difficult for Boniface to see, and he needs assistance with walking because he cannot keep his balance very well. He also had to stop going to work.

Boniface already received surgical treatment to drain the accumulated fluids and reduce the cranial pressure, but now surgeons recommend a crainiotomy to remove his tumor. If not treated, Boniface will continue experiencing migraines and risk complete blindness. Furthermore, he will be at risk of the tumor growing and causing more severe complications, even resulting in death.

After his operation, Boniface will be able to return home to his family and continue supporting his mother and siblings. “I want to be free from the migraines and continue helping my mother,” Boniface shares.

Meet Boniface, a 26-year-old who lives in Kenya with his mother and five siblings. His father and brother passed away a few years ago, so Bo...

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Boniface's Timeline

  • May 12, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Boniface was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 23, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Boniface received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya. 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.

  • June 1, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Boniface's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 2, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Boniface's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 13, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Boniface's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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