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Success! Samson from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund a brain tumor removal.

Samson
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Samson's treatment was fully funded on September 5, 2022.

Photo of Samson post-operation

September 17, 2022

Samson underwent a brain tumor removal.

Samson’s surgery was done successfully at our facility with no complications arising during or after surgery. The mass swelling was removed reducing the damage it would have caused if it was not removed. Samson was admitted to the ICU for a few days for him to be monitored closely then later moved to the hospital ward. He has recovered well and at least now he can walk with the help of his brother, which is a big relief for their family.

Samson’s brother says, “We were worried that Samson would never be treated due to our financial background but we thank God for how far he has brought us.”

Samson’s surgery was done successfully at our facility with no complications arising during or after surgery. The mass swelling was removed ...

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April 12, 2022

Samson is a quiet and reserved 16-year-old boy. Three months ago, he started experiencing severe headaches. His father gave him medication but the headache was persistent so they visited a nearby hospital. There he received mediation, but after some time he started to stagger while walking. This has made it difficult for him to go anywhere on his own.

His father took him to a branch of Kijabe Hospital in their home area where they referred Samson for treatment at Bethanykids Hospital. His father went with him back home, gathered some funds and now brought him to our medical partner’s care center BethanyKids Hospital. Scans have revealed that Samson has a mass growing in his head, which has affected his right eye and his balance. The doctor recommends a craniotomy surgery to heal his condition.

Samson is the last born in a family of five children. His mother passed away four years ago due to illness. Now his father sells groceries to provide for their family. Without insurance coverage, they are not able to raise the amount needed for Samson’s care so our medical partner is helping to raise $1,500.

Samson told us, “I would like to regain my health back and go to school and after that help my father in his business.”

Samson is a quiet and reserved 16-year-old boy. Three months ago, he started experiencing severe headaches. His father gave him medication b...

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Samson's Timeline

  • April 12, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 13, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Samson 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.

  • April 15, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 5, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samson's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 17, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Samson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 36 donors

Treatment
Craniotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,660 for Samson's treatment
Subsidies fund $160 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,285
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$82
Supplies
$0
Labs
$214
Other
$79

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