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Success! Pauline from Kenya raised $929 to fund corrective surgery.

Pauline
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  • $929 raised, $0 to go
$929
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Pauline's treatment was fully funded on July 23, 2019.

Photo of Pauline post-operation

July 6, 2019

Pauline underwent corrective surgery.

Pauline had successful surgery to repair the encephalocele.

Pauline’s mother says, “May God bless your efforts. I really appreciate the much you have done for me and my daughter. May God bless you.”

Pauline had successful surgery to repair the encephalocele. Pauline’s mother says, “May God bless your efforts. I really appreciate the ...

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May 2, 2019

Pauline is a baby from Kenya. She has been diagnosed with encephalocoele, a type of neural tube defect in which brain tissues and overlying membranes protrude through openings in the skull. Encephalocoele usually results from a failure of the neural tube to completely close during fetal development. Without treatment, Pauline is at risk of developmental delays, brain damage, or premature death.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $929 to fund encephalocoele repair surgery for Pauline. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 7. Hopefully, the repair of this condition will allow Pauline to grow up healthy.

Pauline is a baby from Kenya. She has been diagnosed with encephalocoele, a type of neural tube defect in which brain tissues and overlying ...

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Pauline's Timeline

  • May 2, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 06, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pauline's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 27, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Pauline 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.

  • July 06, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Pauline's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 23, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pauline's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 31 donors

Treatment
Encephalocoele Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $929 for Pauline's treatment
Hospital Fees
$842
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$49
Supplies
$0
Labs
$38

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