Cornelius from Kenya raised $720 to fund life-saving hydrocephalus surgery.

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Cornelius's treatment was fully funded on May 8, 2022.
  • Cornelius's story
  • Cornelius's update
March 30, 2022

Photo of Cornelius post-operation

May 26, 2022

Cornelius underwent life-saving hydrocephalus surgery.

Cornelius’s treatment was successful and he is recovering well. A shunt was placed to drain the excess water in his head hence reducing the ...

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Cornelius's Timeline

  • March 30, 2022

    Cornelius was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 4, 2022

    Cornelius's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 6, 2022

    Cornelius 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.

  • May 8, 2022

    Cornelius's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 26, 2022

    We received an update on Cornelius. Read the update.

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