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Noah from Kenya raised $1,500 to remove a brain tumor.

Noah
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Noah's treatment was fully funded on May 15, 2014.

Photo of Noah post-operation

February 12, 2015

Noah received surgery to remove a brain tumor.

Noah’s father says, “This is like a miracle, and I am thankful for your support and love towards my son. I look forward to him going back to school and living a healthy life.”

Noah's father says, "This is like a miracle, and I am thankful for your support and love towards my son. I look forward to him going back to...

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March 20, 2014

Noah is 11 years old and lives in Kenya with his parents and five siblings. His family owns an acre of land, which they farm to supplement their income.

Noah is living with a brain tumor that gives him headaches and causes vomiting. This has made it hard for him to do daily activities and increases his risk of permanent brain damage and death. Noah’s father says, “I hope that my son can get treatment so that he can live a long and healthy life.”

For $1,500, Noah can receive a craniotomy to remove the tumor. Let’s help Noah get rid of his headaches and live a more normal life!

Noah is 11 years old and lives in Kenya with his parents and five siblings. His family owns an acre of land, which they farm to supplement t...

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Noah's Timeline

  • March 20, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Noah was submitted by Sarah Mwangi at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 21, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Noah received treatment. 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.

  • May 15, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Noah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 15, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Noah's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Noah. Read the update.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

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Grace

Grace is a two-month-old baby and the second born in a family of two children. Their family lives in a small rented house in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. Her father is the bread winner of the family but he is not employed formally. He does casual electrical jobs and work is hard to come by. Her mother used to sell clothes before she was expecting her baby. Their family does not have national health insurance coverage and cannot raise the required funds for their daughter’s surgery. Grace has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. Grace was born pre-maturely at Kijabe Hospital and was admitted in the nursery for close monitoring and extra care. After spending two weeks in nursery, she was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. At the time, there was not a neuro surgeon locally who could help and she was not stable enough to be referred to another facility. She has been doing well now, and a shunt surgery is scheduled to happen tomorrow as an urgent surgery to help treat her condition. Without treatment, Grace will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Grace that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 12th and will drain the excess fluid from Grace's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Grace will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Grace’s mother says, “At first I was shocked when I heard about the condition and found it hard for us, but we believe all will be well.”

15% funded

15%funded
$110raised
$610to go

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