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

Emmanuel
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Emmanuel's treatment was fully funded on September 27, 2014.

Photo of Emmanuel post-operation

February 12, 2015

Emmanuel received treatment to remove a brain tumor.

“Emmanuel’s surgery went on well, except that he hasn’t been able to open his left eye yet!” Staff at our partner African Mission Healthcare Foundation write, “According to the surgeon, the swelling on Emmanuel’s frontal has caused the eye not to open up, however, it will subside and he will be able to open his eye. Ultimately, the pressure on his brain will stabilize with time and his doctors look forward too a full recovery.”

Emmanuel’s father says, “Thanks for the support you have accorded my son. We came here without anything, yet you’ve treated my son. May the Lord bless you abundantly.”

"Emmanuel’s surgery went on well, except that he hasn't been able to open his left eye yet!" Staff at our partner African Mission Healthcare...

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September 18, 2014

This is Emmanuel. He’s 11-years-old and he lives in Kenya with his parents and five brothers and sisters. Emmanuel’s parents both work to support their big family - his father is a security guard and his mother farms.

“Emmanuel has been to two different hospitals over the last two months without any improvement,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), tells us. He was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. “Emmanuel is not able to walk without support and is always drowsy. He has not been able to attend school this term because of his condition.”

The recommended treatment to remove the tumor from Emmanuel’s brain and to help him resume a normal and healthy life includes a brain tumor surgery, or more specifically, a craniotomy, which will cost $1260.

“I am so sad to see my child’s condition deteriorate every day,” says Emmanuel’s father. “I pray and hope that he gets treatment as soon as possible. We pray that we’ll get funding for his surgical care soon.”

Let’s fund this procedure and help Emmanuel out.

This is Emmanuel. He's 11-years-old and he lives in Kenya with his parents and five brothers and sisters. Emmanuel's parents both work to su...

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Emmanuel's Timeline

  • September 18, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Emmanuel was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 19, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Emmanuel 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.

  • September 22, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Emmanuel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 27, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Emmanuel's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Emmanuel. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Velonica

Velonica is a 43-year-old woman and a mother of three living children. She shared that she lost a set of twins just a few days after birth some 15 years ago but still holds fond memories of her lovely tiny twins. Her children are aged between 25 and 8 years old and they are all in school. The oldest daughter is at a teachers' training college and the youngest in 4th grade in primary school. Velonica lives with her children and husband in Dowa about 40 kilometers away from the city of Lilongwe in Malawi. She and her husband are subsistent farmers, although they usually don’t have enough food for the year and they seek support from her husband’s relatives that live in the same village. In 2013, Velonica developed a swelling on her neck. She visited different hospitals and finally was referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) where a diagnosis of goiter was made. A partial thyroidectomy was done at the facility in 2014. However, in 2019 her neck swelling resurfaced again. She started feeling pain, having sleepless nights, difficulties in swallowing, feeling neck tightness, and headaches. She reported again to Kamuzu Central Hospital and a rescan was recommended but unfortunately, it was not done at the time. While seeking alternatives, Velonica came to Partners in Hope Medical Center. She was seen by a surgeon who, after laboratory tests and a scan, concluded that her goiter has recurred. He recommended surgery to remove the enlarged thyroid gland in a procedure called a total thyroidectomy. Velonica is currently unable to help her husband on the farm and has challenges in performing daily duties. She is unable to lift water on her head or to carry other heavy loads. Velonica feels the condition is interfering with her life and is looking forward to living her normal life again soon. Velonica said, “I live at my husband’s village among my in-laws and it has been about 2 years now of failing to do the things that every woman does, this is threatening my marriage and makes me feel bad. I hope this operation will bring an end to all this and I will be able to do my household chores again.”

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