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Joyce from Kenya raised $1,260 to remove a brain tumor.

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Joyce's treatment was fully funded on June 1, 2015.

Photo of Joyce post-operation

July 1, 2015

Joyce received surgery to remove a brain tumor.

“Joyce’s surgery was successful,” reports her doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “It has relieved the severe headache and intra-cranial pressure which can be fatal. It will take a few months before Joyce can fully recover from the craniotomy but after that, she will be able to resume her schooling. Joyce is very excited and cannot wait to go back to school.”

“I will never forget the love and financial support you gave me,” shares Joyce. “I will keep the dream of helping those in need blazing. I hope that one day I will impact someone’s life like you have impacted mine.”

"Joyce’s surgery was successful," reports her doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation. "It has relieved the severe headache and intr...

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May 24, 2015

“I know my parents have been very worried because they know that our family is not in a position to pay for the treatment I need,” shares Joyce. “They are also scared of what the outcome of the surgery will be. I am very grateful to Watsi for making it possible for me to be treated.”

16-year-old Joyce lives in Kenya with her parents and four other siblings. For the past three months, Joyce has been experiencing blurred vision, headaches, and a lack of stability when walking.

She was subsequently diagnosed with a brain tumor.

“Joyce is unable to attend classes because of severe headache and general drowsiness caused by the tumor in her brain,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “Her performance in school has drastically declined, making her teachers and parents concerned. Joyce loves school and hopes to get well soon so that she can go back to school.”

For $1260, we can fund a craniotomy to remove Joyce’s tumor. AMHF expects that Joyce will make a full recovery, and be able to return to school. She will be able to live without any of her current symptoms.

“All Joyce’s parents wish for is for their daughter to be heathy again. They are deeply saddened that they have not been able to raise the funds necessary for Joyce’s treatment,” says AMHF.

Joyce has big dreams for when she’s able to get back to school. “I want to become a surgeon when I grow up. I love Science and Mathematics,” she tells us.

"I know my parents have been very worried because they know that our family is not in a position to pay for the treatment I need," shares Jo...

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Joyce's Timeline

  • May 24, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 25, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joyce received treatment.

  • June 01, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joyce's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 01, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joyce's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 01, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Joyce. Read the update.