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Success! Ann from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund brain surgery.

Ann
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Ann's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Ann post-operation

January 9, 2018

Ann underwent brain surgery.

Ann left for home after a successful surgery. She is no longer experiencing headaches. The surgery has minimized the risk of brain damage.

“Words are not enough to express how grateful I am for the help accorded. May God bless you,” says Ann’s mother.

Ann left for home after a successful surgery. She is no longer experiencing headaches. The surgery has minimized the risk of brain damage. ...

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December 1, 2017

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.

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 ch...

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Ann's Timeline

  • December 1, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ann was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 4, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ann's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 8, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ann 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.

  • January 9, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ann's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 1, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ann's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Craniotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,581 for Ann's treatment
Subsidies fund $81 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,285
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$82
Supplies
$0
Labs
$214

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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