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Amon from Kenya raised $2,000 to get healthy.

Amon
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  • $2,000 raised, $0 to go
$2,000
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$0
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Fully funded
Amon's treatment was fully funded on May 24, 2013.

Photo of Amon post-operation

Amon received surgery to remove a cerebral AVM and give him a chance at a normal life.

“Amon’s face says it all,” our medical partner writes. “His father is almost at a loss for words. In his local dialect as he looks at his son he says, ‘Only God knows the gratitude that lies deep in my heart.’”

"Amon's face says it all," our medical partner writes. "His father is almost at a loss for words. In his local dialect as he looks at his so...

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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.

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...

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Amon's Timeline

  • May 21, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Amon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 24, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Amon's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Amon. Read the update.

Funded by 53 donors

Funded by 53 donors

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Kasotot

Kasotot is a cheerful 68-year-old woman from the arid region of Baringo County in Kenya. She is a widow and mother of seven children who are all grown. She lives with her youngest son and grandson. The main economic activity in the area is livestock herding of cattle, sheep, and goats. It is a challenging life, affected by insecurity, cattle rustling, and a lack of schools and other services. Most people barter with their neighboring communities for food and/or sell their animals in order to get money for food. Kasotot has no knowledge of medical insurance, and lives in a place full of hardships with no opportunity to do any saving. Kasotot suffers from epilepsy and last month she had a seizure that made her fall into the fire and burn her foot. She went to the closest hospital for treatment. Her wound condition worsened with time and when she went back to the hospital it was already infected. The facility was small, and was unable to provide the needed treatment, so she was referred to Kapsowar Hospital. Upon examination, she was admitted for urgent debridement, or deep cleaning of the wound. Kasotot is currently confined to a wheelchair, thus not able to work. Her wound is now clean after a successful wound debridement, but she requires a free tissue flap in order to reconstruct her burned foot and quicken her healing. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Kasotot receive treatment. On November 7th, surgeons will perform surgery so Kasotot will be able to walk, work and provide for herself so as to not overly burden her son and grandson. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,478 procedure. Kasotot says, “I have really burdened my son and grandson now that I cannot walk on my own. It really hurts when all they can do is look after me while I cannot help them as I did before. Kindly help me so that we can be together in order to bring food to our table and strive together to get our basic needs.”

78% funded

78%funded
$1,167raised
$310to go

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