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

Amon
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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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Duncan

Duncan is a 28-year-old man from Kenya. He is currently unemployed. Both of his parents are elderly and are farmers. Because of his current condition, he lives with his relatives who help him visit the hospital regularly for checkups. Duncan currently has tinnitus in his right ear, which causes him to have reduced hearing. His symptoms began in early 2010 after a road traffic accident, which also caused him a spine injury. He is currently still waiting to receive spine surgery. A few weeks after the accident, Duncan started having ear drainage, and visited a local hospital in his hometown for treatment. His ear eventually recovered, but the pain and infection reappeared two years later in 2012. Gradually, Duncan became unable to hear voices well, and currently he is not able to hear using the right ear. Doctors have recommended that he get a hearing aid to restore his hearing to its normal levels and improve his quality of life. However, Duncan cannot afford the cost of the hearing aids. His National Health Insurance Fund coverage cannot cover the cost of both his spine surgery and this treatment for his hearing loss. He currently relies on well-wishers to pay for his medical bills. Duncan appeals for financial support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Duncan receive his hearing aids on March 31st. This will cost $748, and he needs help raising money. Duncan shared, “I am losing my hearing at a tender age, my mobility is also threatened and I am unable to afford the increasing cost of medical care. I need support to get this treatment so that I may hear well again. Thank you for your support.”

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$432raised
$316to go

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