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Lynn from Kenya raised $1,125 to help her recover from a venomous snake bite.

Lynn
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Lynn's treatment was fully funded on July 8, 2015.

Photo of Lynn post-operation

August 24, 2015

Lynn received treatment to recover from poisonous snake bite.

“Lynn’s contracture release was successful,” reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “She is recovering well and her doctor is looking forward to Lynn being able to use her right wrist freely.”

“Lynn’s mother is very happy that Lynn is doing well and that soon they would be able to put the snake bite incident and its effects behind them,” continues AMHF.

“Thank you. I am very happy that the surgery went well and I look forward to Lynn having a normal life,” shares Lynn’s mother.

"Lynn's contracture release was successful," reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). "She is recovering w...

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June 24, 2015

Meet Lynn, a jovial young girl from Kenya. Lynn is four years old, and lives with her brother, mother, and grandparents.

“Lynn was sleeping in a bed with her aunt when she woke up crying,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “She started vomiting and her grandmother thought she might be coming down with a fever. After a couple of hours, her brother went to sleep on the same bed Lynn had earlier slept in. He woke up crying from a snake bite. That is when Lynn’s grandparents realized that Lynn had also been bitten. They rushed her and her brother to the hospital and they were both treated.”

“Lynn’s mother took out a loan to enable her care for her daughter’s treatment,” AMHF continues. “The family also held a fundraiser to help offset the hospital bills. Lynn’s family is not able to raise the monies needed for her next treatment.”

Lynn has undergone four surgeries, and her doctors believe it a miracle that she survived the snake bite despite the delayed treatment. Currently, she is unable to use her right hand due to a scar contracture on her wrist – the site of the snake bite. She has no range of motion in her hand or wrist. She needs a single contracture release surgery, which will cost $1125.

“If the surgery is not done, Lynn will never be able to use her right hand and this will make it difficult for her to work in future,” AMHF says.

“I know that it is God’s hand that saved my daughter’s life,” shares Lynn’s mother. “The doctors all said that she should have not been alive by the time she reached the hospital because the snake that bit her is very venomous. I want to see her have a normal life and be able to participate fully in school.”

Let’s help Lynn fully recover and regain motion in her hand!

Meet Lynn, a jovial young girl from Kenya. Lynn is four years old, and lives with her brother, mother, and grandparents. "Lynn was sleep...

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Lynn's Timeline

  • June 24, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lynn was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • June 24, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lynn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 25, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lynn 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.

  • July 08, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lynn's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 24, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Lynn. Read the update.

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