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Success! Immaculate from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund removal of a brain abscess.

Immaculate
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Immaculate's treatment was fully funded on May 10, 2020.

Photo of Immaculate post-operation

March 9, 2020

Immaculate underwent removal of a brain abscess.

Immaculate had successful surgery to excise her dermoid cyst. The swelling on her fontanel has receded. Besides post-surgical pain and a scar on her head, Immaculate is progressing well. The risks of vein rapture and serious damage have been greatly minimized.

“I am immensely grateful for the financial help we have been accorded. Thank you so much,” says Immaculate’s father.

Immaculate had successful surgery to excise her dermoid cyst. The swelling on her fontanel has receded. Besides post-surgical pain and a sca...

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January 31, 2020

Immaculate is fast asleep on her mother’s lap. She was woken quite early to come to the hospital. A little bump, almost invisible, sits on her fontanel.

Following results from CT scan, little Immaculate has been diagnosed with a dermoid cyst, a sac-like growth, that is present at birth and a craniotomy surgery is recommended.

According to the doctor, the cyst sits on a very sensitive vein and if it ruptures Immaculate risks death. Surgery to close it will minimize such risks especially as she grows older, is more active, and playing with children who may accidentally hit the bump and cause the rupture.

Immaculate lives with her parents and siblings in a one-room house in Central Kenya. The surgery is a cost that Immaculate’s parents cannot bear. They both are employed casually in a neighbor’s farm with an irregular daily wage of around Kes200 each. Immaculate’s elder brother is a student in class one and doing fine. With a very menial income, they are not able to raise the funds needed.

“I will be glad if we get help,” says Immaculate’s mother.

Immaculate is fast asleep on her mother’s lap. She was woken quite early to come to the hospital. A little bump, almost invisible, sits on h...

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Immaculate's Timeline

  • January 31, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 02, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Immaculate's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 03, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Immaculate 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.

  • March 09, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Immaculate's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 10, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Immaculate's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 37 donors

Funded by 37 donors

Treatment
Craniotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,581 for Immaculate's treatment
Subsidies fund $81 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,285
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$82
Supplies
$0
Labs
$214

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