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

Khamso
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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.

  • 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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Naw En

Naw En is a 31-year-old woman who lives with her husband, two sons and parents in a village in Karen State near the border of Burma and Thailand. Her husband and parents are subsistence farmers. Naw En is a village health worker, and her two sons are primary school students in the village. Although she earns around 100,000 kyat (approx. 100 USD) per month to support her family, she does whatever she can to only charge the villagers she treats for medications provided. Those who cannot afford to pay for the cost of medications are provided medication free of charge. Her family also raises chickens and pigs for their family to eat. The income Naw En earns is just enough to cover their daily expenses, but they have to borrow money to pay for anything else, like basic health care. Naw En learned she was pregnant last August 2021. She went to register her pregnancy at nearby Hlaingbwe Hospital, but the doctor told her to go to Hpa-An General Hospital when she told them that she had high blood pressure and previously needed a c-section delivery. When she went to Hpa-An General Hospital, a nurse told her to go to Taw Win Thu Ka Hospital because they were understaffed due to the coup and humanitarian crisis in their area. Finally, she then registered her pregnancy at Taw Win Thu Ka Hospital last November and received an ultrasound, blood test and urine test. The doctor gave her monthly follow-up appointments to check her high blood pressure and to check that her baby is in the right position. In January, Naw En learned that she will have a girl. “I was very happy to hear this as I already have two sons,” she said. Her doctor has now told her that she will need another c-section to ensure a safe delivery and unable to come up with the money needed, Naw En called her friend who works in Mae Sot to ask for help. Her friend told her about our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) and that she may be able to find assistance in accessing her treatment. Currently, Naw En is taking medication for high blood pressure and feels tired when she walks. She can feel her baby kicking. When her blood pressure is high, she feels dizzy. She feels stressed each time she has to travel to the hospital, as it is located four hours from her home and cost 60,000 kyat (approx. 60 USD) just for the round-trip transportation. She is also worried about the cost of her c-section and that they would have to borrow money if they cannot find donors. In the future, she will continue to work as a village health worker. In her free times, she loves to spend time with her two sons and play with them. Naw En said, “I was happy when BCMF staff told me that donors will help pay for my c-section. Thank you so much to the donors for reliving me of my worries.” She also added, “I am very happy and excited to have a baby girl!”

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$726raised
$602to go

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