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Success! Dylan from Kenya raised $929 to fund brain surgery.

Dylan
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  • $929 raised, $0 to go
$929
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dylan's treatment was fully funded on August 6, 2018.

Photo of Dylan post-operation

June 28, 2018

Dylan underwent brain surgery.

Dylan was taken to the OR and underwent a successful surgery to close the open defect on his nasal region. A shunt was inserted to drain the excess fluid from his brain.

“Watsi is a heaven-sent program and we do not have better words to describe how grateful we are. May God bless you all. I know people will not have much to ask about my son and that makes me happy,” says Dylan’s mother.

Dylan was taken to the OR and underwent a successful surgery to close the open defect on his nasal region. A shunt was inserted to drain the...

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June 5, 2018

Dylan is a baby from Kenya. His family of two children lives in a one-room rental house. Dylan’s father works at a wheat flour packaging company, while his mother takes care of the children.

Dylan 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, Dylan 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 Dylan. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 6. Hopefully, the repair of this condition will allow Dylan to grow up healthy.

“The questioning looks I get from people really bother me and I hope that soon that will come to an end,” shares Dylan’s mother.

Dylan is a baby from Kenya. His family of two children lives in a one-room rental house. Dylan’s father works at a wheat flour packaging com...

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Dylan's Timeline

  • June 5, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 05, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dylan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 06, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dylan 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.

  • June 28, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dylan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 06, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dylan's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

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

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Megan

Megan is a 3-month old baby girl from Tanzania, and the only child to her single mother. Megan was born with clubfoot and spina bifida, which contributed to her acquiring hydrocephalus. Megan’s father left their family when her mother was five months pregnant and they lost any contact with him. Megan's grandmother, who was also a single mom after her husband passed away at a young age, depends on selling second-hand clothes. Her income is very limited to be able to provide for her children and be able to afford school fees. Due to this, Megan's mother was not able to continue with her studies due to financial challenges and joined her mother in selling second hand clothes. Megan has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Megan has been experiencing an increasing head circumference. Without treatment, Megan will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,300 to cover the cost of surgery for Megan that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on September 21st and will drain the excess fluid from Megan's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Megan will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Megan’s mother says, “I have no one to run to for help and support, all my relatives have told me they can no longer support us in any way and yet my daughter is suffering. Please help save my daughter.”

72% funded

72%funded
$936raised
$364to go

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