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Khamso from Kenya raised $1,260 to remove a brain tumor.

Khamso
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  • $1,260 raised, $0 to go
$1,260
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Fully funded
Khamso's treatment was fully funded on June 29, 2015.

Photo of Khamso post-operation

July 24, 2015

Khamso received surgery to remove his brain tumor.

“Khamso’s craniotomy was successful. The increased intra-cranial pressure has been relieved and Khamso is no longer as irritable as before,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “His feeding has also improved and he no longer vomits. Khamso’s parents are very happy that their son has been treated and is on his way to full recovery.”

“You have made my son’s days brighter,” shares Khamso’s mother. “Saying thank you is not enough after all you have done for us. May God expand your boundaries.”

"Khamso’s craniotomy was successful. The increased intra-cranial pressure has been relieved and Khamso is no longer as irritable as before,"...

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June 25, 2015

Khamso, a four-month-old boy from Kenya, is “the last-born in a family of two children,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “Khamso’s father works as a casual laborer and Khamso’s mother sells fried potatoes by the roadside to supplement her husband’s income.”

When Khamso was born, doctors initially suspected that he might have hydrocephalus, as his head appeared enlarged. “They ordered a CT scan to verify the diagnosis, and that is when they realized that Khamso has a brain tumor,” says AMHF. “The tumor has affected the drainage of excess CSF fluid from the brain causing hydrocephalus.”

As a result, AMHF shares that “Khamso has high fevers, poor feeding and vomits frequently.”

“If the surgery is not done soon, the increased intra-cranial pressure could result in brain damage and/or death,” AMHF explains. “Khamso is also at risk of becoming visually impaired and suffering dehydration due to the recurrent vomiting.”

$1260 will fund a craniotomy – a procedure that will open the skull to remove the tumor. The treatment cost also covers Khamso’s ten day hospital stay.

This treatment will minimize Khamso’s risk of visual impairment and increased intra-cranial pressure, allowing him to grow up pain-free. “I wish my son quick recovery, I know God has everything aligned out for him,” shares Khamso’s mother.

Khamso, a four-month-old boy from Kenya, is “the last-born in a family of two children,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcar...

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Khamso's Timeline

  • June 25, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 25, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khamso's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 26, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khamso 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.

  • June 29, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Khamso's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 24, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Khamso. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

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