“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.