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.

Funded by 15 donors

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Lang is a 57-year-old rice farmer from Prey Veng province in Cambodia. She is married and has one son, one daughter, and three grandchildren. She and her husband live with their daughter, who is still in school. Lang's husband works on the farm with her and he also drives a moto-taxi to make ends meet. Five years ago, Lang developed a pterygium in her left eye. As a result, she now experiences itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. Her progressive vision loss makes it difficult for her to watch her favorite shows and she is embarrassed by the way her eye looks. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sunlight, which causes cells to grow abnormally over the pupil. When Lang learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours, hoping to receive treatment. On May 4th, Lang will undergo a surgical procedure at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. During the procedure, the abnormal conjunctiva will be removed from the surface of the cornea and replaced with a conjunctival graft, which should prevent a recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $225, which will cover the medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. Lang needs your help to fund her procedure. Lang said: "I hope after surgery the irritation and tearing in my eye will stop, and I can go back to growing rice and doing housework."

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