Ann is a six-year-old who lives in Kenya with her family. Ann’s father passed away, and her mother works as a farmer to support her seven children.
Last April, Ann began complaining of a persistent headache. Ann’s mother took her to the nearest local hospital, where she underwent a CT scan and an MRI. Ann was diagnosed with a brain tumor and referred to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, for specialized treatment.
If not treated, Ann is at a risk of suffering brain damage and not achieving her dream of becoming a teacher. Thankfully, she is scheduled for surgery on December 4.
Ann’s mother exhausted all her savings on the CT scan and is not able to raise the funds needed for her daughter’s surgery. She is appealing to Watsi for financial aid to raise the $1,500 that is necessary for Ann’s surgery.
“I would like to be a teacher when I grow up,” says Ann.
After surgery, Ann will hopefully be able to get back to her schooling and become the teacher she aspires to be.