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Lyna from Kenya raised $1,260 to remove her brain tumor.

Lyna
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  • $1,260 raised, $0 to go
$1,260
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$0
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Fully funded
Lyna's treatment was fully funded on October 16, 2014.

Photo of Lyna post-operation

February 12, 2015

Lyna received surgery to remove a brain tumor.

Lyna’s doctors told us, “Lyna had several complications after surgery, however she has made great recovery and has been discharged from the hospital. Though still weak, she has showed great signs of improvement, and her intra cranial pressure has significantly stabilized. It is hoped that her vision will also greatly improve with time.”

Her mother said, “I can’t thank you enough for the help you have given my daughter. I came here without anything, but your support and love has been of great encouragement to me. Thanks again for your support.”

Lyna's doctors told us, "Lyna had several complications after surgery, however she has made great recovery and has been discharged from the ...

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October 7, 2014

Meet Lyna, an adorable 3-year-old girl from Kenya. Lyna is currently living with a brain tumor, which causes her intense headaches, double vision, and problems with balance. Lyna is raised by a single mother and grandparents who cannot afford treatment, but love her dearly and pray for her return to health.

“She is my only child, and I pray that she gets treatment as soon as possible,” says her mother. In order to remove the tumor, doctors will need to perform a craniotomy on Lyna.

The cost of the surgery is $1,260. Lyna’s doctors are optimistic; our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, shares, “It is expected that Lyna’s vision will improve after the surgery, and she will live a happy and normal life.”

Meet Lyna, an adorable 3-year-old girl from Kenya. Lyna is currently living with a brain tumor, which causes her intense headaches, double v...

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Lyna's Timeline

  • October 7, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lyna was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • October 08, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lyna 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.

  • October 12, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lyna's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 16, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lyna's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Lyna. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

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Paw

Paw is a 62-year-old widow from Thailand. She lives with her older brother in Thaw Lae Hta Village, Mae Sariang Town, Mae Hong Son Province. Paw has works as a homemaker taking care of her brother who cannot work due to congenital mental and physical disabilities. Paw has a younger sister in the same town who supports her financially and is her main source of income. Since 2014, Paw has been experiencing some abnormal pain in her right lower abdomen. She has been diagnosed with a myoma. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Paw's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Paw is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on November 19th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, Paw will no longer abdominal pain and she will be able to take care of her brother. Paw said, "Since 2019, I have been experiencing increased levels of pain in my right lower abdomen, increased back pain, and difficulty sleeping. Riding a motorbike aggravates the pain even more. I also experience dysuria and sometimes it takes me longer to use the bathroom. My appetite is good, but I cannot eat as much as I want because I experiences abdominal tightness, difficulty breathing, and fullness in my stomach when I eat too much."

72% funded

72%funded
$1,086raised
$413to go

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