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Success! Martin from Kenya raised $1,495 to fund brain surgery.

Martin
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  • $1,495 raised, $0 to go
$1,495
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Martin's treatment was fully funded on February 4, 2018.

Photo of Martin post-operation

February 13, 2018

Martin underwent brain surgery.

Martin was successfully treated in our medical partner’s facility and discharged. He has recuperated well and was in the hospital for his first review. He is doing well and is not experiencing pain. He says he has resumed some of his duties. The surgery reduced chances of further complications.

Martin says, “I am grateful for the treatment and support. I will resume my duties with much ease now. Thank you Watsi.”

Martin was successfully treated in our medical partner's facility and discharged. He has recuperated well and was in the hospital for his fi...

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January 2, 2018

Martin is a 23-year-old man from Narok, Kenya. He recently married, and he is enjoying family life. Martin works a motorcycle taxi rider, ferrying clients and luggage within his local town.

About a week ago, Martin was hit on his head with a club. He was taken to the local hospital and after first aid, referred to our medical partner’s facility. He underwent a CT scan and was diagnosed with a depressed skull fracture.

A craniotomy has been recommended to treat the injury. Martin is scheduled to undergo surgery on January 4. Now, he needs help raising $1,495.

Martin says, “I want to be treated and resume my work. I am having painful head migraines.”

Martin is a 23-year-old man from Narok, Kenya. He recently married, and he is enjoying family life. Martin works a motorcycle taxi rider, fe...

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Martin's Timeline

  • January 2, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 4, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Martin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 5, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Martin 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.

  • February 4, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Martin's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 13, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Martin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Craniotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,495 for Martin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,386
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$19
Supplies
$0
Labs
$38
Other
$52

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Lydia

Meet Lydia, a 25-year-old mother of three, living with her husband and children in rural Kenya. Lydia and her husband both work as farmers, and live with her husband's parents. Lydia, who has epilepsy, fainted while she was preparing food for her children. She sustained severe burns on her left hand, extending to the left forearm. Lydia was admitted to the hospital, where she was treated, but her wounds became infected, and she lost her fingers. After three weeks of medication and surgeries, Lydia’s medical costs rose to a level that her family could not sustain, so the decision was made to discharge her from the hospital, even though her condition had not improved. Lydia is worried about being able to care for her children now that she can no longer work as a farmer. Her mother-in-law is also concerned about her future, and the difficulties she may face: will she be able to do laundry and cook, will she face social problems or financial challenges? Lydia requires skin grafting to heal her burn wounds and treat her infection. Her family, who sold everything at home to raise funds for Lydia's initial treatment, cannot afford the cost of her procedure. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,089 to fund her surgery, which is scheduled to take place on May 25th, at AIC Kapsowar Hospital. Lydia shared: “It is difficult to look at my hand; I want to get better than this. Please help me improve the quality of my life.”

55% funded

55%funded
$600raised
$489to go