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

Grace
$1,260
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Grace's treatment was fully funded on December 24, 2014.
  • Grace's story
  • Grace's update
December 10, 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 h...

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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.

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Songheng works in a textile factory and lives with his parents, who are rice farmers, in Kandal province. He has a brother who lives in the family home and a married sister who lives nearby. When not working, Songheng enjoys listening to music with friends. Songheng operates machinery in a textile factory, stitching together fabrics that eventually find their way into clothing sold around the globe. On January 11th, his hand slipped while cutting through a thick piece of fabric with a mechanical saw. The sharp blade tore through his left arm, severing the radial nerves in his wrist. He was taken to a local hospital for surgical repair, but doctors told him they were unable to suture the radial nerves in his hand that are crucial for movement and sensation. Songheng is unable to use his left hand and feels constant burning in his thumb due to the damage to his nerves. He cannot work and is worried that he is unable to contribute to the family finances. Without proper treatment, he might never fully regain function in his hand. The hospital directed him to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre. Skilled surgeons at CSC have achieved positive results for patients in removing damaged nerve or tendon sections, reconnecting healthy nerve ends, or implanting a piece of nerve/tendon from another part of the body. These procedures can repair the damage, and attempt to restore as much function as possible. With limited finances, Songheng needs help with the $572 cost of the procedure, which will cover medications, surgery, post-operative care, and physiotherapy. His surgery is scheduled for February 16th. Songheng said: "I am hopeful the doctors can fix my hand so I can work again and have no pain."

$125raised
$447to go