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Success! Mirriam from Kenya raised $929 to fund brain surgery.

Mirriam
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  • $929 raised, $0 to go
$929
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mirriam's treatment was fully funded on February 28, 2018.

Photo of Mirriam post-operation

March 6, 2018

Mirriam underwent brain surgery.

Mirriam had a successful encephalocele repair surgery. The herniated sac was removed, and the opening of the skull closed. This has reduced the risk of brain damage and delayed development.

“I would like to thank your foundation for your very generous gift. I had to ask for the explanation a few times until it hit me that I would get help! We do appreciate it,” says her mother.

Mirriam had a successful encephalocele repair surgery. The herniated sac was removed, and the opening of the skull closed. This has reduced ...

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January 25, 2018

Mirriam is a baby from Kenya. Her father is a motorcycle taxi operator, while her mother practices small-scale farming. The family is from a small village in the Rift Valley region of Kenya.

Mirriam has been diagnosed with encephalocoele, a type of neural tube defect in which brain tissues and overlying membranes protrude through openings in the skull. Encephalocoele usually results from a failure of the neural tube to completely close during fetal development. Without treatment, Mirriam is at risk of developmental delays, brain damage, or premature death.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $929 to fund encephalocoele repair surgery for Mirriam. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 26. Hopefully, the repair of this condition will allow Mirriam to grow up healthy.

Mirriam is a baby from Kenya. Her father is a motorcycle taxi operator, while her mother practices small-scale farming. The family is from a...

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Mirriam's Timeline

  • January 25, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mirriam was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • January 25, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mirriam's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 31, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mirriam 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.

  • February 28, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mirriam's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 06, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mirriam's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
Encephalocoele Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $929 for Mirriam's treatment
Hospital Fees
$842
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$49
Supplies
$0
Labs
$38

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