Success! Lydia from Kenya raised $1,074 to fund liver surgery.

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Fully funded
Lydia's treatment was fully funded on March 19, 2024.
  • Lydia's story
  • Lydia's update
September 11, 2023

Photo of Lydia post-operation

March 19, 2024

Lydia underwent liver surgery.

Lydia's life-saving surgery was a success! The doctors are confident that the surgery saved her life and will prevent future health complica...

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Lydia's Timeline

  • September 11, 2023

    Lydia was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 12, 2023

    Lydia 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.

  • September 15, 2023

    Lydia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 19, 2024

    Lydia's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 19, 2024

    Lydia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 32 donors

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Kyaw is a 5-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents, grandmother, and older sister. Kyaw’s father supports the family as a Wi-Fi technician, while his mother and grandmother take care of the household. Recently, Kyaw started nursery school. During his free time, he likes to play football with his friends and ride his bicycle. In June 2023, while playing outside with his friends, Kyaw was accidentally hit by a friend and injured his left eye. Since then, Kyaw began to experience blurring and watering in his left eye, sensitivity to light, accompanied by pain, itching, and redness around the eye. These symptoms have made it increasingly difficult for him to see clearly. Kyaw was diagnosed with retinal detachment, a condition in which the retina pulls away from the supportive tissue in the eye, resulting in vision loss. If left untreated, he could lose his vision completely. Kyaw is scheduled to undergo surgery to reattach his retina on March 11th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. After his surgery, Kyaw's vision will hopefully be restored and he can resume his daily activities comfortably. Kyaw’s mother said, “I am very thankful to BCMF and their donors. It was very difficult to find an organization that would help with the cost of treatment. It is good to know I can depend on others for support like this, without you, it would be very difficult for me to help my son.”

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