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Ann is a child from Kenya who needs $1,500 to fund brain surgery.

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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 Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • December 04, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ann's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 08, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ann received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH). 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 09, 2018
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Ann's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Ann is currently raising funds for her treatment.

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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Malyne

“I want to help other people when I grow up,” says Malyne, a seven-year-old girl from Kenya. Malyne had a happy childhood until August of this year, when she began complaining of headaches. Her parents gave her over-the-counter painkillers, but these did not help much. After several hospital visits failed to resolve the issue, Malyne also began to develop what seemed like symptoms of a mental problem: she would talk to herself and wander for long distances if not looked after. Her right limbs became numb, and her eyesight dwindled. Frightened, Malyne’s parents obtained CT and MRI scans for Malyne. These tests revealed that Malyne has a brain tumor. She urgently needs a surgical procedure known as craniotomy, in which the surgeon will temporarily open her skull to remove the tumor. If not treated, Malyne is at risk of undergoing brain damage, permanent vision loss, or death. Though this operation is essential for Malyne, her parents cannot afford it. Malyne’s mother sells groceries while her father works in road construction. Nearly all of their combined income goes towards the daily needs of their three children, and so they are only able to contribute $51 towards their daughter’s surgery. We need your help to raise an additional $1,500 for Malyne’s operation on December 6, as well as her lab tests and medications. Let’s make sure Malyne has the opportunity to grow up healthy and strong—so she can one day help others, as she hopes to.

63% funded

63%funded
$950raised
$550to go

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