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Phoebe from Kenya raised $1,260 to remove a brain tumor.

Phoebe
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  • $1,260 raised, $0 to go
$1,260
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$0
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Fully funded
Phoebe's treatment was fully funded on May 2, 2015.

Photo of Phoebe post-operation

May 20, 2015

Phoebe received surgery to remove a brain tumor.

“I am feeling better,” Phoebe shares. “My head does not ache as much as it used to. I am happy because the doctor told me that I will soon be able to go home and later go back to school.”

“Phoebe’s surgery was successful,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “She is slowly recovering. Phoebe will soon regain stability when walking and will soon be able to go back to school.”

"I am feeling better," Phoebe shares. "My head does not ache as much as it used to. I am happy because the doctor told me that I will soon b...

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April 12, 2015

“It has been a difficult year for our family as we watched our daughter suffer the terrible headaches,” shares Phoebe’s mother. “I am glad that my child will get treated soon so that she can go back to school and have a normal life like her siblings.”

Phoebe is a five-year-old girl from Kenya. Her severe headaches are a symptom of a tumor that is exerting pressure on her brain.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), explains: “She is also slowly losing stability when she walks. This condition has made it difficult for Phoebe to attend school. If surgery is not done soon, Phoebe is likely to suffer permanent brain damage due to the pressure exerted on her brain by the tumor. She is also likely to die prematurely.”

“Phoebe’s parents are small-scale farmers, and live in a two room mud house,” AMHF continues. “They earn an average monthly income of $58 from their farm. Phoebe’s parents are not in a position to raise the amount required for her treatment.”

For $1,260, we can fund a craniotomy for Phoebe with an expected positive outcome. AMHF anticipates that “the surgery will help remove the tumor, which is causing Phoebe to suffer severe headache and lack of stability while walking. Phoebe will be able to go back to school.”

“It has been a difficult year for our family as we watched our daughter suffer the terrible headaches," shares Phoebe's mother. "I am glad t...

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Phoebe's Timeline

  • April 12, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Phoebe was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 13, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Phoebe 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.

  • May 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Phoebe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 2, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Phoebe's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 20, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Phoebe. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

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Paw

Paw is a 24-year-old woman from Thailand. Originally from Burma, Paw, her husband, their three daughters and her parents fled in March 2021 after the Burmese military shot rockets into their village. In Thailand, as refugees, they cannot work, and have temporarily moved in with Paw's brother and his family. They receive rice from her brother's neighbors, while her brother's family provides them with vegetables and curries. In July 2021, Paw's parents and her two older daughters went back to their village when they felt it was safe to do so. Meanwhile, her husband and her three-month-old baby have stayed with her while she receives treatment in Chiang Mai. Two years ago, Paw noticed a mass on the right side of her neck. Her neighbor suggested she apply a natural remedy, but unfortunately, the mass remained and grew over time. In September 2019, she visited a local hospital in Thailand with her husband, but the surgery recommended was too expensive. She experiences pain near the site of the mass, and the mass is still growing. Paw sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). She is scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on August 16th, and now she needs to raise $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Paw shared, “I felt embarrassed and very upset when I first noticed that I had this problem. I will feel a lot better after my surgery because I have needed to receive it since I first went to see the doctor in 2019. In the future I want to look after my children and send them to school.”

86% funded

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$1,290raised
$210to go

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