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

Lydia
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  • $929 raised, $0 to go
$929
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lydia's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2017.

Photo of Lydia post-operation

October 5, 2017

Lydia underwent brain surgery.

Lydia had successful surgery to repair the swelling at the back of her head. The encephalocele was removed and Lydia now looks normal and much better. Lydia is no longer at risk of brain damage.

“I do not know what I can do to show you my appreciation to you for this gift you’ve given me. I was very scared but through your financial assistance, everything has turned around. Thank you again,” says Lydia’s mother.

Lydia had successful surgery to repair the swelling at the back of her head. The encephalocele was removed and Lydia now looks normal and mu...

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August 22, 2017

Lydia was born on August 18. When Lydia was born, her mother was at a loss for words—a massive swelling was visible from the back of her daughter’s head. Lydia was diagnosed with a defect that is caused by failure of the neural tube to close completely during fetal development.

Lydia lives with her two-year-old sister and parents in a one-room house in Kenya. Lydia’s father is a motorbike taxi operator, while her mother stays at home to take care of the kids.

Lydia’s mother says, “I almost fainted when I got a glimpse of my daughter. I cannot forget how tense I was that day and scared to holding her so as not to hurt her. I however thank God that there is hope for her treatment.”

Lydia will undergo brain surgery at our medical partner’s care center to repair the defect. Surgery is scheduled for August 23 and will cost $929. Let’s help Lydia get treated!

Lydia was born on August 18. When Lydia was born, her mother was at a loss for words—a massive swelling was visible from the back of her dau...

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Lydia's Timeline

  • August 22, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 24, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lydia 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.

  • September 20, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lydia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 05, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lydia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lydia's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.