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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 Foundation, 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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