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Success! Patrick from Kenya raised $1,495 to fund a craniotomy.

Patrick
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  • $1,495 raised, $0 to go
$1,495
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Patrick's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Patrick post-operation

April 14, 2017

Patrick underwent a craniotomy.

Patrick had successful treatment in our medical partner’s facility. He is less likely to experience complications, such as seizures, brain hemorrhage, and head migraines. He was discharged and will have follow up clinical visits to assess his recovery.

Patrick says, “I want to go home and see my children.”

Patrick had successful treatment in our medical partner's facility. He is less likely to experience complications, such as seizures, brain h...

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February 27, 2017

Patrick is a 42-year-old father and construction worker from Kenya. He lives in Nairobi with his two kids.

This father is the sole provider for his household. His income is just barely sufficient to meet the family’s needs. All three live together in a small shared rental room.

Patrick worked as a construction worker until he was attacked on the night of February 25. He sustained several head fractures and is in need of a craniotomy. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,495 to provide the much-needed procedure, which is scheduled for February 28. Given his stalled ability to work, Patrick and his family are not able to pay for treatment.

“I want to be with my children. I wish to get well and continue providing for them,” Patrick shares.

Patrick is a 42-year-old father and construction worker from Kenya. He lives in Nairobi with his two kids. This father is the sole provid...

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Patrick's Timeline

  • February 27, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Patrick was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 28, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Patrick received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital 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 2, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Patrick's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 14, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Patrick's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Patrick's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Craniotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,495 for Patrick's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,386
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$19
Supplies
$0
Labs
$38
Other
$52

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