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Lydia is a newborn from Kenya who needs $929 to fund brain surgery.

Lydia
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  • $530 raised, $399 to go
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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).

  • September 20, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lydia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 05, 2017
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Lydia's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Lydia is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 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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