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Success! Sana from Kenya raised $666 to fund shunt surgery for hydrocephalus.

Sana
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  • $666 raised, $0 to go
$666
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sana's treatment was fully funded on June 26, 2022.

Photo of Sana post-operation

July 15, 2022

Sana underwent shunt surgery for hydrocephalus.

Sana’s surgery was successful with no complications during or after surgery. Her mother has confidence that she will now finally be well. After the surgery, Sana was admitted to the hospital for a few days before being discharged home earlier this week. Her mother will bring her to follow-up clinics for the doctors to support her full recovery.

Sana’s mother says, “I waited for a long time to come to Bethanykids for Sana to be operated. I’m more than grateful that she has been treated.”

Sana’s surgery was successful with no complications during or after surgery. Her mother has confidence that she will now finally be well. Af...

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May 17, 2022

Sana is a two-year-old baby girl, living with her parents and nine siblings. Her mother is a homemaker, while her father is employed as a delivery truck driver. But steady work is hard to find, and their family doesn’t have health insurance to help cover the medical costs for Sana.

Sana, who was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at birth, has already had a long journey to good health. Two days after she was born, she had shunts put in her head to help drain the excessive fluids that built up in her brain. When her mother noticed that the shunts weren’t working, and Sana’s head was still increasing in size, she took Sana back to the doctor, and new shunts were put into place. Sana has had three surgeries in the span of three months, but the shunts are still not adequately draining the fluid from her head.

After the third shunt revision surgery, her mother gave up on her treatment, as she was not getting any better. A friend later referred her to BethanyKids Hospital, but when they went there, Sana’s mother found that the hospital didn’t have a neurosurgeon. A year later, Sana and her mother returned to the hospital and Sana is now finally scheduled for the surgery she needs to heal on May 18th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $666 to pay for this life-changing procedure for Sana.

Sana’s mother says: “We have hope that Sana will be treated.”

Sana is a two-year-old baby girl, living with her parents and nine siblings. Her mother is a homemaker, while her father is employed as a de...

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Sana's Timeline

  • May 17, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 18, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sana 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 23, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 26, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sana's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 15, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sana's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

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Funded by 1 donor

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Treatment
VP Shunt Revision
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $666 for Sana's treatment
Hospital Fees
$486
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$28
Supplies
$0
Labs
$120
Other
$32

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