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Grace from Kenya raised $1,260 to remove a life-threatening tumor.

Grace
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  • $1,260 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Grace's treatment was fully funded on December 24, 2014.

Photo of Grace post-operation

February 12, 2015

Grace received surgery to remove a brain tumor that had been causing her persistent seizures and severe headaches.

The operation was a success!

Grace’s doctors tell us, “Grace had a successful surgery, and has had a remarkable recovery. She no longer has headaches, and is able to move around by herself. Grace is now no longer at risk of brain damage.”

“Thank you very much for giving my daughter a second chance!” Grace’s mother says. “You’ve supported her surgery, and I’ll be forever grateful.”

The operation was a success! Grace's doctors tell us, "Grace had a successful surgery, and has had a remarkable recovery. She no longer h...

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December 10, 2014

“I would like to be like other children.” says Grace, a nine-year-old Kenyan student who lives with her mother and two siblings in the outskirts of Nairobi.

Grace has a brain tumor that has been causing persistent seizures, severe headaches, and affecting her walking. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, reports, “Grace suffers from increased intracranial pressure, which may lead to brain damage and loss of sight if surgery is not done. The surgery will save Grace’s life and she will be able to continue with her education.”

Grace adds, “I hope I’ll get well soon, so that I can study without interruption.”

Watsi community, let’s work together to raise the $1260 needed for a craniotomy to remove the seizure and headache-inducing tumor, and help Grace get back to school!

"I would like to be like other children." says Grace, a nine-year-old Kenyan student who lives with her mother and two siblings in the outsk...

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Grace's Timeline

  • December 10, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Grace was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • December 15, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Grace received treatment. 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.

  • December 21, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Grace's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 24, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Grace's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Grace. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

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Siphilina

Siphilina is a 68-year-old talkative grandmother. On 25th of October, 2019, Siphilina fell, sustaining severe left femoral neck fracture. She was taken to the nearest health facility but could not get treatment due to the severity of the condition. She spent some days at home as she was unable to afford medical care. She was in great pain, could not walk and had difficulties sitting or lying in bed. Fortunately, Siphilina went to Kapsowar hospital whereupon diagnosis, she had an ORIF surgery recommended. The surgery will relieve her of the pain, reduce the chances of ambulation problems and further closed fracture complications. Siphilina, a humble millet farmer lives with her daughter and three grandchildren in the village. She lost her husband years ago. Her only source of income is from subsistence farming which has very low-income yields. This limits her ability to raise the required hospital fee for the surgery. Siphilina appeals for help to be able to meet the cost of surgery.  Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On October 30th, Siphilina will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will reduce the pain, fix the fracture reducing chances of further complications on her left leg. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure. Siphilina says, “I want to be able to walk sit and even feed by myself like other people.”

51% funded

51%funded
$501raised
$467to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.