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Success! Veronicah from Kenya raised $1,260 for surgery to remove a brain tumor.

Veronicah
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  • $1,260 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Veronicah's treatment was fully funded on June 28, 2016.

Photo of Veronicah post-operation

August 9, 2016

Veronicah received successful surgery to remove her brain tumor.

The craniotomy procedure on Veronicah was a success. Veronicah can slightly see with her right eye few days after the surgery, and hopefully with time, she will regain it all. Veronicah is learning how to walk with support. She is such a happy child and we are hoping for a quick recovery for her to resume school and catch up with her peers.

“I thank you so very much for the generous gift of life you have given my daughter,” her mother shared. “I really got assurances from you that my daughter will be well through you generous contribution.”

Veronicah adds with a big grin: “I will go back to school and meet my friends.”

The craniotomy procedure on Veronicah was a success. Veronicah can slightly see with her right eye few days after the surgery, and hopefully...

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June 3, 2016

Veronicah is the second born in a family of three children. She lives with her siblings and parents in a single-room house in Kenya. Her mother sells groceries while her father is a motorbike transport operator.

Veronicah began having headaches at the age of seven, and was administered pain relievers. Due to its persistence, her parents took her to a different hospital and a scan revealed that Veronicah had a brain tumor and excess fluid in her head. She received a shunt to drain the excess fluid, but the tumor remained untouched since that hospital had no tumor specialist.

The situation was calm for a while, but after some time the headaches were back with greater intensity. In February this year, Veronicah lost sight in her right eye. Her performance in school deteriorated and since she could not keep up, she stopped attending school.

A friend advised Veronicah’s parents to visit Bethany Kids, a hospital partner with Watsi’s medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), for specialized treatment.

If not treated, Veronica may experience brain damage and could become completely blind. $1,260 will cover the cost of her treatment - a craniotomy - plus all post-operative care.

“I want to be a Sunday school teacher when I grow up,” said Veronicah.

Veronicah is the second born in a family of three children. She lives with her siblings and parents in a single-room house in Kenya. Her mot...

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Veronicah's Timeline

  • June 3, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 7, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Veronicah received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH) in Kenya. 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.

  • June 27, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Veronicah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 28, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Veronicah's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 9, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Veronicah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 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

86%funded
$1,290raised
$210to go
Evans

Evans works hard as a motorcycle taxi driver. He's the second-born in a family of five and had to drop out of school in grade 8 after his parents were unable to pay his secondary school fees. He opted to take a “Boda boda” (motorcycle taxi) job so that he could support his siblings and his children. Evans has two children that he works hard to provide for and he hopes to get married in the future. Now, he worries about not walking again. He is a hardworking and industrious man who makes ends meet for his young children. Two days ago, Evans sustained a traumatic right femur and tibia fracture after he was involved in a road traffic accident. He was rushed to the hospital for x-rays. Because he had an open wound on his femur, Evans was taken to the operating room for emergency washout surgery. A cast was placed and he was admitted to the surgical ward as doctors plan for his care. Evans is unable to walk or lift his right leg due to the fractures. He is worried that he'll continue lying in the hospital bed in a lot of pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH) can help. On September 7th, Evans will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). Evans will heal and be able to work. He'll be able to fend for himself and help out his family and children. AMH is requesting $1247 to fund this procedure. Being single and without a proper job, Evans has very little to help him undergo this surgery. He has come out to ask well-wishers to help him raise money for his surgery so that he can walk again and continue supporting his family. Evans says, “If I could be walking now, I could be out there looking for a job and supporting my family. I have faith that I will walk again."

88% funded

88%funded
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