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Prince from Ghana raised $1,500 to get healthy.

Prince
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Prince's treatment was fully funded on February 28, 2014.

Photo of Prince post-operation

February 12, 2015

Prince received surgery to treat congenital scoliosis.

Bonsu says, “I thank you all and I appreciate everything you have done for me.”

Bonsu says, "I thank you all and I appreciate everything you have done for me."...

January 28, 2014

“Prince is a charismatic young boy who has high hopes for his future,” a doctor at Ortho FOCUS, a Watsi medical partner, described. Prince hails from Ghana, where he lives with his parents and two siblings. He enjoys playing football and loves to read. He is currently a student in the sixth grade, and hopes to one day become a doctor.

Prince has dealt with scoliosis since birth, causing him difficulty while walking and performing daily tasks. The doctor reports: “His condition has worsened quite a bit, and it is progressively making life more difficult for him. We are hopeful that successful surgery will return him to an active and long-lasting life.”

Surgical intervention will reduce side effects from the deformity, alleviate pain, and prevent further bending of the spine. The doctors predict a positive outcome that will allow Prince to return to a healthy, active lifestyle. Let’s raise the $1500 needed to give Prince a better quality of life!

"Prince is a charismatic young boy who has high hopes for his future," a doctor at Ortho FOCUS, a Watsi medical partner, described. Prince h...

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Prince's Timeline

  • January 28, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Prince was submitted by Meghan Wood at Ortho FOCOS.

  • February 16, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Prince's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 28, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Prince's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 10, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Prince 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.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Prince. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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Blessings is a beautiful 5-month-old girl and the only child in her young family. Her mother hopes to return to finishing school once Blessings is stronger and healthier. Blessings’s grandmother has stopped working to help take care of her grandchild and their family relies on Blessings’s grandfather who is employed as a gardener. Blessings has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Blessings has been experiencing increasing head circumference. Her mother gathered some funds with the help of Blessing’s grandmother and took her to a hospital. She was examined and the doctor requested a scan. At that moment their family did not have any money for the scan and they had to go home without knowing the way forward. While at home, they gathered more funds and went to another facility. Blessings was examined again and a scan was done. This center then referred their family to another facility in Nairobi for treatment. They shared that they went back home with the hopes of Blessings getting treated crushed as they could not afford the treatment that she needed. Thankfully, our medical partner's mobile clinic team visited the area where a relative referred them to their clinic. Blessings was examined and referred to BethanyKids Hospital, where she can finally undergo surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Blessings that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 6th and will drain the excess fluid from Blessings's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Blessings will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Blessings’s mother says, “I would like my child to be treated so that she is healthy and I can go back to school."

42% funded

42%funded
$305raised
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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Blessings

Blessings is a beautiful 5-month-old girl and the only child in her young family. Her mother hopes to return to finishing school once Blessings is stronger and healthier. Blessings’s grandmother has stopped working to help take care of her grandchild and their family relies on Blessings’s grandfather who is employed as a gardener. Blessings has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Blessings has been experiencing increasing head circumference. Her mother gathered some funds with the help of Blessing’s grandmother and took her to a hospital. She was examined and the doctor requested a scan. At that moment their family did not have any money for the scan and they had to go home without knowing the way forward. While at home, they gathered more funds and went to another facility. Blessings was examined again and a scan was done. This center then referred their family to another facility in Nairobi for treatment. They shared that they went back home with the hopes of Blessings getting treated crushed as they could not afford the treatment that she needed. Thankfully, our medical partner's mobile clinic team visited the area where a relative referred them to their clinic. Blessings was examined and referred to BethanyKids Hospital, where she can finally undergo surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Blessings that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 6th and will drain the excess fluid from Blessings's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Blessings will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Blessings’s mother says, “I would like my child to be treated so that she is healthy and I can go back to school."

42% funded

42%funded
$305raised
$415to go