This is Amon’s second time on Watsi. His first surgery didn’t go as planned, so we’re hoping to fund his second chance at health.
Amon is a 17-year-old boy from Kenya who does well in school and hopes to become a policeman. He’s been diagnosed with cerebral arteriovenus malformation (AVM), a disorder caused by an abnormal cluster of veins in his brain. Amon suffers from severe headaches, dizziness, incoordination, and is at risk of sudden death if his AVM hemorrhages (bleeds into his brain).
Last month, Watsi donors funded surgery to remove Amon’s AVM. Unfortunately, when Amon’s doctors began operating, they realized that his AVM is much larger and more complex than they originally thought.
Now, Amon needs a second surgery. His doctors warn that his case is extremely difficult. But they say that if he doesn’t have surgery, it’s only a matter of time before his condition “will cause his death.”
When Amon’s father found out that Watsi donors were going to have the opportunity to fund his son’s treatment again, he said he was “speechless that people who have never met me and my son would carry our burden in their hearts.”
Let’s show Amon and his family that they’re not in this alone.