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

Grace
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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.

  • 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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U Nyan

U Nyan is a 62-year-old man who lives with his wife in Mon State, Burma. He used to work as a tricycle taxi driver as well as a day labourer but since he had stroke around three months ago, he stopped working. His wife also had a stroke and cannot work. They have a daughter who works across the border in Bangkok, and she sends them some money every three or four months. However, the amount that her daughter sends is not enough for U Nyan and his wife for their daily expenses and they shared that, occasionally, their neighbor also gives them food. Recently, U Nyan noticed a small lump on his left elbow, which rapidly became enlarged and painful. Currently, U Nyan is in a lot of pain and cannot sleep. After seeking treatment at various clinics and hospitals, U Nyan was finally referred to Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital (MCLH) where he was diagnosed with an abscess around his left elbow joint and scheduled for surgery on May 9th. When he told the doctor that he could not afford to pay for his surgery, the doctor referred him to our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund for financial assistance accessing surgery. He has already borrowed about $350 so far to help with his diagnosis and treatment, and people in his community have pitched in to support him financially. Our medical partner is helping him raise $760 for his surgery. “After surgery I want to go home and look after my wife. I want to listen to sermons, meditate and do good deeds,” shared U Nyan.

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$238raised
$522to go

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.