Success! Josephine from Kenya raised $1,260 to fund gynecological surgery to help treat her cancer.

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Josephine's treatment was fully funded on January 21, 2023.
  • Josephine's story
  • Josephine's update
August 22, 2022

Photo of Josephine post-operation

February 1, 2023

Josephine underwent gynecological surgery to help treat her cancer.

Josephine had a successful surgery. She could not hide her joy after the support surgically and financially. She was discharged home after h...

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Josephine's Timeline

  • August 22, 2022

    Josephine was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 24, 2022

    Josephine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 26, 2022

    Josephine received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya. 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.

  • January 21, 2023

    Josephine's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 1, 2023

    Josephine's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 39 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Shurem is an 8-year-old boy from Kenya. He is the third born in a family of four children. His mother is a housewife while his father is a casual laborer who herds cattle for people in his community. However, the ongoing drought in the region has made it difficult for him to find work. The family is unable to raise the required funds to pay for medical expenses. Shurem has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Shurem has been experiencing an increasing head circumference. When Shurem was two years old, he started experiencing fevers which were managed with medication. A few days later, his parents started to notice his head was increasing in size. Despite a review from the hospital and the administration of medication, his condition only became worse, and he stopped walking. Late last year the community referred his family to BethanyKids first mobile clinic in their hometown Garissa County, as they had stopped seeking treatment for Shurem for a few years. The mobile clinic referred Shurem to BethanyKids, where he was examined and diagnosed with hydrocephalus. Without treatment, Shurem will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Shurem that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 9th and will drain the excess fluid from Shurem's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Shurem will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy. Shurem’s father says, “I feel very bad for my son as I cannot help him in any way. I want him to be well and back in good health.”

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