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Immaculate is a baby girl from Kenya who needs $1,500 to fund removal of a brain abscess.

Immaculate
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  • $1,120 raised, $380 to go
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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
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Immaculate's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Immaculate is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 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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