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Success! Anastacia from Kenya raised $929 to fund brain surgery.

Anastacia
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  • $929 raised, $0 to go
$929
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Anastacia's treatment was fully funded on October 23, 2017.

Photo of Anastacia post-operation

August 23, 2017

Anastacia underwent brain surgery.

Anastacia had a successful surgery to repair the occipital encephalocele at the back of her head. This has minimized the risks of having mental and growth retardation and delayed milestones.

“Thank you for your kindness and your support during our family emergency. We appreciate it more than you know,” says her mother.

Anastacia had a successful surgery to repair the occipital encephalocele at the back of her head. This has minimized the risks of having men...

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June 22, 2017

Meet one-month-old baby Anastacia from Kenya.

Anastacia was born with an occipital encephalocele, a condition in which the skull does not fully close during fetal development, allowing brain matter and cerebrospinal fluid to escape, forming a sac on the back of the head. If left untreated, Anastacia is at risk of seizures and mental and growth retardation.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, has arranged for Anastacia to undergo brain surgery to repair her encephalocele on June 23. Anastacia’s mother cannot afford the $929 medical bill and needs our help to pay for her daughter’s surgery and hospital stay.

“I am hopeful that all will be well,” says Anastacia’s mother.

Meet one-month-old baby Anastacia from Kenya. Anastacia was born with an occipital encephalocele, a condition in which the skull does no...

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Anastacia's Timeline

  • June 22, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 23, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Anastacia 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.

  • July 5, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Anastacia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 23, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Anastacia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 23, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Anastacia's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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

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Evans

Evans works hard as a motorcycle taxi driver. He's the second-born in a family of five and had to drop out of school in grade 8 after his parents were unable to pay his secondary school fees. He opted to take a “Boda boda” (motorcycle taxi) job so that he could support his siblings and his children. Evans has two children that he works hard to provide for and he hopes to get married in the future. Now, he worries about not walking again. He is a hardworking and industrious man who makes ends meet for his young children. Two days ago, Evans sustained a traumatic right femur and tibia fracture after he was involved in a road traffic accident. He was rushed to the hospital for x-rays. Because he had an open wound on his femur, Evans was taken to the operating room for emergency washout surgery. A cast was placed and he was admitted to the surgical ward as doctors plan for his care. Evans is unable to walk or lift his right leg due to the fractures. He is worried that he'll continue lying in the hospital bed in a lot of pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH) can help. On September 7th, Evans will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). Evans will heal and be able to work. He'll be able to fend for himself and help out his family and children. AMH is requesting $1247 to fund this procedure. Being single and without a proper job, Evans has very little to help him undergo this surgery. He has come out to ask well-wishers to help him raise money for his surgery so that he can walk again and continue supporting his family. Evans says, “If I could be walking now, I could be out there looking for a job and supporting my family. I have faith that I will walk again."

41% funded

41%funded
$518raised
$729to go

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