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Emmaculate from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund brain surgery.

Emmaculate
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Emmaculate's treatment was fully funded on March 14, 2021.
June 1, 2021

Emmaculate did not yet undergo surgery.

Our medical partner just shared that Emmaculate’s family has not returned for her surgery yet. The hospital has tried reaching out and rescheduling, but they have not been able to come back to the hospital at this point. Our medical partner has asked that we support another patient in need while they continue to be in touch with Emmaculate’s family about the care that she needs. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Our medical partner just shared that Emmaculate’s family has not returned for her surgery yet. The hospital has tried reaching out and resch...

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February 26, 2021

In late January, the Muinde family from Kenya was blessed with their firstborn child, a daughter they named Emmaculate. Emmaculate’s mother works in a mobile money shop and Emmaculate’s father has a small electronics shop. They live in a small rented house in Nakuru, and are able to use their income to cover most of their family’s basic needs.

They learned that Emmaculate was born with a rare form of craniosynostosis, which meant that her eyes were not fully formed and her pupil was not visible in both of her eyes. A few days after her birth, Emmaculate was reviewed at her local clinic, and the doctor referred Emmaculate to a nearby facility for further examination. Ultimately, Emmaculate was seen by the doctors at our Medical Partner Care Center BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH). On March 1st, Emmaculate will undergo a craniotomy in order to release the pressure in her brain.

However, Emmaculate’s parents are not able to cover the amount needed for her surgery. Emmaculate’s father says, “When I was told about my child’s condition and the treatment required, my heart sank as we could not afford any of this treatment. As a family, we are requesting financial help.”

In late January, the Muinde family from Kenya was blessed with their firstborn child, a daughter they named Emmaculate. Emmaculate's mother ...

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Emmaculate's Timeline

  • February 26, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Emmaculate was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 1, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Emmaculate was scheduled to receive 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.

  • March 1, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Emmaculate's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 1, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Emmaculate is no longer raising funds.

  • June 1, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Emmaculate's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Treatment
Craniotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,660 for Emmaculate's treatment
Subsidies fund $160 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,285
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$82
Supplies
$0
Labs
$214
Other
$79

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Beatrice

Beatrice is a 51-year-old farmer and the mother of six children. Beatrice has a great passion to educate her children as she shared that she does not wish for them to suffer as she did due to a lack of education. She is soft-spoken, calm, and humble. Beatrice and her husband practice farming for their daily food and sell off the surplus to cover basics for their family. Three years ago, Beatrice began to experience troubling symptoms, including anterior neck swelling. At first, this was painless, but with time, she started experiencing shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, and persistent headaches. Beatrice can barely turn her neck and has difficulty sleeping. This has limited her work performance as she no longer attends to her farm like she used to and she gets fatigued easily whenever she tries to work. Doctors have diagnosed her with a nodular goiter and she needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Beatrice receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on June 14th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252, and she and her family need help raising money. Beatrice says, “I would really love to see my children have a successful future. I have always worked so hard but this condition has affected my health. When given your support, I will undergo my surgery, get well and continue with farming to sustain my family.”

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$50raised
$202to go

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