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Maxwell from Kenya raised $805 to reduce his risk of infection.

Maxwell
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  • $805 raised, $0 to go
$805
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Fully funded
Maxwell's treatment was fully funded on April 5, 2015.

Photo of Maxwell post-operation

April 21, 2015

Maxwell received treatment for his spina bifida.

”I can never thank you enough for you kindness and generosity,” Maxwell’s mother shares. “You have given me a reason to smile knowing well that my son has gotten the treatment he needed. God bless you abundantly.”

“The cystic mass on Maxwell’s back was closed preventing him from getting infection and other spine complications,” reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “Maxwell is now recovering well and has been released from the hospital.”

”I can never thank you enough for you kindness and generosity," Maxwell's mother shares. "You have given me a reason to smile knowing well t...

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March 16, 2015

“I am thankful that my baby got referred here,” says Maxwell’s mother. “I trust that her surgery will go on well, and that he will have a quick recovery.” Maxwell is a week-old baby boy from Kenya and the second born in a family of two children.

“Maxwell was diagnosed with spina bifida at birth,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “This has caused his family a lot of agony because they have no resources to help him access specialized care. His parents own a small tailoring business but this barely supports the family’s needs. If untreated, Maxwell is likely to get an infection and develop a tethered cord.

For $805, AMHF will be able to provide Maxwell with spina bifida closure surgery and reduce his chances of infection. Together we can help Maxwell grow up strong and healthy!

“I am thankful that my baby got referred here," says Maxwell's mother. "I trust that her surgery will go on well, and that he will have a qu...

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Maxwell's Timeline

  • March 16, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Maxwell was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 17, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Maxwell received treatment. 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.

  • April 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maxwell's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 5, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maxwell's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 21, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Maxwell. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

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San

San is a 38-year-old woman who lives with her daughter and two sons in a village near Mae Sot, Thailand. San’s two sons work as agricultural day labourers on a farm. San’s daughter is a second grade student. San stopped working on the farm about four months ago when she first developed problems with her vision. The money that her two sons earn is not enough to cover their household expenses and pay for her daughter’s school fees since she stopped working. They have had to borrow money to pay for basics like food. San has cataract and glaucoma. Currently, San has lost most of her vision in her right eye. Her right eye is painful and always waters. If she tries to focus her vision to make out someone’s face, her eyes will hurt, and she develops a headache. In her free time, San like to clean her house and plant vegetables. She said, “I hope that I will get better soon so that I can go back to work and pay back my debts. I want to support my daughter so that she can become an educated person. I want to live happily with my family for the rest of my life.” Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for San. On February 22nd, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove San's natural lenses and replace them with an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. San said, “I am so upset that my condition worsens every day. I cannot sleep well because I am worried about what will happen if I do not get better. I am upset that I cannot work and my two sons have to work and support me. I feel so sad for my two sons.’’

71% funded

71%funded
$1,075raised
$425to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

San

San is a 38-year-old woman who lives with her daughter and two sons in a village near Mae Sot, Thailand. San’s two sons work as agricultural day labourers on a farm. San’s daughter is a second grade student. San stopped working on the farm about four months ago when she first developed problems with her vision. The money that her two sons earn is not enough to cover their household expenses and pay for her daughter’s school fees since she stopped working. They have had to borrow money to pay for basics like food. San has cataract and glaucoma. Currently, San has lost most of her vision in her right eye. Her right eye is painful and always waters. If she tries to focus her vision to make out someone’s face, her eyes will hurt, and she develops a headache. In her free time, San like to clean her house and plant vegetables. She said, “I hope that I will get better soon so that I can go back to work and pay back my debts. I want to support my daughter so that she can become an educated person. I want to live happily with my family for the rest of my life.” Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for San. On February 22nd, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove San's natural lenses and replace them with an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. San said, “I am so upset that my condition worsens every day. I cannot sleep well because I am worried about what will happen if I do not get better. I am upset that I cannot work and my two sons have to work and support me. I feel so sad for my two sons.’’

71% funded

71%funded
$1,075raised
$425to go