Success! Ryan from Kenya raised $720 to fund a procedure to treat hydrocephalus so he can grow in good health.

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Fully funded
Ryan's treatment was fully funded on October 31, 2022.
  • Ryan's story
  • Ryan's update
August 3, 2022

Photo of Ryan post-operation

November 11, 2022

Ryan underwent a procedure to treat excess brain fluid so he can grow in good health.

Ryan’s surgery was done successfully with no complications arising during and after surgery. Doctors placed a shunt that will help drain the...

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Ryan's Timeline

  • August 3, 2022

    Ryan was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 3, 2022

    Ryan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 4, 2022

    Ryan 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.

  • October 31, 2022

    Ryan's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 11, 2022

    Ryan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Ken is a retired rice farmer from Kampong Cham province. She is a strong 70-year-old widow who lost her husband to tuberculosis eight years ago. She has one daughter, three sons, and five grandchildren whom she loves dearly. After her husband passed away, she moved in with her youngest daughter, who now runs their rice farm. She enjoys listening to monks pray on the radio and finds comfort in visiting the pagoda regularly. About one year ago, Ken developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She often stays indoors for days at a time because she cannot tolerate the bright sun or see in low light. A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye, so it is like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on her own. When Ken learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On May 2nd, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery, and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Ken is able to contribute $100 towards the cost of her treatment, and needs help raising $153 more to fund the procedure. Ken says: "I hope that following the surgery, I will have good enough vision to grow some vegetables around my daughter's home. I look forward to being able to care for myself, and to help my daughter around the home."

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