Success! Blessing from Kenya raised $720 to fund brain surgery.

Blessing
$720
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Blessing's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2022.
  • Blessing's story
  • Blessing's update
November 22, 2022

Photo of Blessing post-operation

December 20, 2022

Blessing underwent brain surgery.

Blessing’s surgery was success and our medical partner shared there were complications arising during and after the surgery. The shunt that ...

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Blessing's Timeline

  • November 22, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Blessing was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 23, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Blessing 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.

  • November 28, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Blessing's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Blessing's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 20, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Blessing's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Shantel, a friendly nine-year-old girl from Kenya, is the eldest of two siblings in her family. She is currently in primary school and enjoys playing with her friends and making new ones. According to her parents, Shantel adds vibrancy and liveliness to their household. Her father works as a casual laborer in construction sites, while her mother is a greengrocer in their neighborhood. About two weeks ago, while Shantel was walking along the road with her mother, sister, and her mother's friend and her daughter, a vehicle lost control and flipped over towards them, resulting in injuries to all of them. Shantel was hit on the left leg and sustained bruises on her thigh and an open fracture of the tibia (shinbone) as confirmed by an X-ray. She is currently in chronic pain, and is unable to walk. Doctors at our medical partner's care center have recommended a procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF), but the family is unable to meet the cost of surgery. If left untreated, Shantel may develop serious complications and may never be able to use her leg again. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Shantel receive treatment. On April 9th, surgeons at Nazareth Hospital will perform an ORIF procedure to allow her to walk easily and alleviate her pain. Now, Shantel's family needs help to fund this $1,049 procedure. Shantel’s father says: "Please help my daughter. Since the accident involving my family, I have not slept but I thank God that they are all alive. I request for support so that my daughter's leg can be treated, and she can go back to school."

$419raised
$630to go