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Success! Seraphin from Kenya raised $1,205 to remove a brain tumor.

Seraphin
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Fully funded
Seraphin's treatment was fully funded on August 16, 2016.

Photo of Seraphin post-operation

August 30, 2016

Seraphin received surgery to remove her brain tumor.

Seraphin had a successful craniotomy, and she will have fewer migraines as she recovers. The chances of further tumor growth which would have resulted into more complications such as complete blindness, loss of balance and eventually into pre-mature death have also been eliminated.

“I hope to be able to see after full recovery and have less pain in my head,” Seraphin shared. “God bless you for the support.”

Seraphin had a successful craniotomy, and she will have fewer migraines as she recovers. The chances of further tumor growth which would hav...

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July 11, 2016

Seraphin is a 36-year-old woman from Kenya who has two children—one in nursery school and the other in high school.

In July 2015, Seraphin started complaining of diminishing eyesight in both eyes. She sought medical care that month, and doctors recommended a CT scan. Because she was not able to raise the amount of money needed for the scan, she did not obtain the scan until May 2016, when her nephew took her to the hospital. After the CT scan, she was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor.

As a result of the tumor, Seraphin has lost completely lost her vision in one eye and has partial vision in the other. She complains of migraines and loss of balance. A former domestic worker, Seraphin has been unable to work to provide for her children. Since January 2016, she and her children have lived with her parents.

To remove the tumor from Seraphin’s brain, doctors plan to perform a craniotomy to remove a portion of her skull to access the tumor. Seraphin cannot afford to pay for the surgery, but if not treated, she may become completely blind and unable to take care of her children.

$1,205 pays for surgery for Seraphin as well as six days of hospital care—two days in intensive care and four days in the general ward—after surgery. Funding also covers the costs of medicine, blood work, and pathology. Seraphin’s family and friends are contributing $313 to pay for additional costs associated with her care.

“My hope is to have my eyesight restored to be able to provide for my children,” shares Seraphin. “I want the best for them.”

Seraphin is a 36-year-old woman from Kenya who has two children—one in nursery school and the other in high school. In July 2015, Seraph...

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Seraphin's Timeline

  • July 11, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 12, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Seraphin 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.

  • August 5, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Seraphin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 16, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Seraphin's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 30, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Seraphin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

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