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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
to go
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, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • January 04, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Martin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 05, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Martin received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital. 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 04, 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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