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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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Taw

Taw is a 43-year-old teacher who lives with her family in the refugee camp. Taw and her husband work at the same school and their daughter is also enrolled there in the nursery program. In her free time, Taw enjoys singing and reading with her students. Taw also loves to grow vegetables around her house, and she is very proud that the vegetables she grows are organic. Growing her own vegetables also helps to reduce her household expenses. Last month, Taw was walking home with a branch from a banana tree she had just cut down to cook for dinner. That afternoon it was drizzling and the dirt road was slippery. Taw slipped and fell onto her left arm, breaking both bones in her left forearm. With the help of Watsi donors, she underwent surgery to insert a metal rod into her forearm at the end of August at Chiang Mai Hospital. A few days after her surgery, Taw's wound got an infection and the doctor had to perform another surgery to remove the rod from her arm. Once the infection cleared up with the help of antibiotics, the doctor scheduled another surgery to have the rod reinserted into Taw's arm to finally help her heal. Taw’s left arm is still in pain. She is in pain whenever she sits down, and the pain increases when she moves her arm. If she lies down and puts her left arm on a pillow, she feels better. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Taw will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for September 7th and will cost $1,500. After the procedure, Taw will no longer be in pain and she will be able to go back home and see her family. She will be able to teach again and garden like before. Taw said, "I really miss my family and my daughter. I hope that I will receive proper treatment and be able to go back home again soon."

78% funded

78%funded
$1,173raised
$327to go

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