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Neema from Kenya raised $1,500 to get healthy.

Neema
100%
  • $1,500 raised, $675 to go
$1,500
raised
$675
to go
Fully funded
Neema's treatment was fully funded on November 4, 2013.

Photo of Neema post-operation

February 12, 2015

Neema received surgery to remove a tumor in her neck.

Neema’s operation was a success and she has made a quick recovery. Our medical partners described Neema having a look of pure joy in her face at her follow-up appointment as she is now able to speak and eat without pain.

“I am happy that I can pursue my dream [of becoming a] teacher so that I can help my parents,” Neema told the hospital staff. “Thank you for the new chance to live a normal life that you have made possible for me. I cannot put in words how happy and grateful I am.”

Neema's operation was a success and she has made a quick recovery. Our medical partners described Neema having a look of pure joy in her fac...

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October 18, 2013

When Neema was just ten years old, she developed a swelling mass on her neck which continued to grow in size until she had to seek medical attention. Although doctors identified the mass as a benign tumor, she underwent surgery to remove the tumor because it was causing her pain and difficulty swallowing.

Since then, Neema has had several small surgeries to slow the growth of the mass, but it has continued to grow in size. Neema still lives with her family and her health issues have put a great strain on their wellbeing. Her father earns money as a day laborer while her mother cares for Neema’s siblings. Neema can no longer attend school, or speak and eat easily because of the painful tumor but she cannot afford any more treatments.

For $1500, Neema will receive an operation to remove the entire tumor. This surgery will allow Neema to eat and speak without pain and finally return to school. She says that once she is better, she wants to become a teacher and give back to her family for supporting her so much.

When Neema was just ten years old, she developed a swelling mass on her neck which continued to grow in size until she had to seek medical a...

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Neema's Timeline

  • October 18, 2013
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Neema was submitted by Sarah Mwangi at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 21, 2013
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Neema 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.

  • October 27, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Neema's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 4, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Neema's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Neema. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

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