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Emmanuel from Kenya raised $929 to fund brain surgery.

Emmanuel
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  • $929 raised, $0 to go
$929
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Emmanuel's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.
August 25, 2017

Emmanuel sadly and unexpectedly passed away after surgery.

We are deeply saddened to report that after receiving a successful surgery in our medical partner’s facility, he passed away at home due to unrelated causes.

We are committed to reporting all outcomes transparently—even the ones we wish were different. Thank you so much for your support of Emmanuel and his family.

We are deeply saddened to report that after receiving a successful surgery in our medical partner's facility, he passed away at home due to ...

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May 3, 2017

Emmanuel is a newborn baby boy from Kenya. When he was born, the family immediately noticed an unusual mass on the back of his head.The doctors diagnosed Emmanuel with an encephalocele, a condition caused by the incomplete formation of the skull that allows cerebral spinal fluid and brain tissue to form a sac on the back of the head. If Emmanuel goes untreated, he may have mental and growth retardation.

Emmanuel and his family were referred to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, where surgery was recommended to prevent further complications. On May 5, Emmanuel will undergo brain surgery to repair his encephalocele, and his family is asking for $929 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

“We are only asking for financial help in order to give Emmanuel a chance to enjoy his future as he ought to,” says Emmanuel’s mother.

Emmanuel is a newborn baby boy from Kenya. When he was born, the family immediately noticed an unusual mass on the back of his head.The doct...

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Emmanuel's Timeline

  • May 3, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Emmanuel was submitted by Maya Murao, Fellow at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 5, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Emmanuel received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH) 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 27, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Emmanuel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 25, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Emmanuel. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Emmanuel's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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

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Saing

Saing is a 74-year-old rice farmer. She is a widow and has one daughter, two sons, and six grandchildren. Her husband passed away during the Khmer Rouge regime, so she lives with her oldest daughter, who works in a garment factory. Saing used to be a rice farmer but shared that she can no longer work in the fields due to her declining vision. At home, Saing likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio and go to the pagoda. Four years ago, Saing developed a pterygium in her right eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage, and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. As a result of this condition, Saing has difficulty seeing things clearly and a hard time with day-to-day tasks. She used to cook for her daughter's family but finds it too difficult now. When Saing learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for three and half hours seeking treatment. On April 22nd, she will undergo surgery to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent a recurrence. CSC is requesting $225 to cover the total cost of her procedure, which includes medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. Saing shared, "I hope my eyes stop burning after surgery, and I can go outside and be more independent."

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$30raised
$195to go

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