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Brenda from Kenya raised $1,260 to remove a brain tumor and save her life.

Brenda
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Fully funded
Brenda's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2014.

Photo of Brenda post-operation

February 12, 2015

Brenda received life-saving surgery to remove a brain tumor.

“Brenda’s headaches have subsided greatly,” her doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation writes. “Brenda is less likely to become blind. She will also be able to walk well and live a normal and healthy life once she is fully recovered.”

Brenda’s mother says, “I am so happy when I see my daughter smile and recovering! I am thankful for the support.”

"Brenda’s headaches have subsided greatly," her doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation writes. "Brenda is less likely to become bli...

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October 14, 2014

Meet Brenda, a two-year-old girl living in Kenya with her parents and three siblings. Brenda has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

According to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, “Brenda’s sickness began a couple of weeks ago and [her health] has significantly deteriorated. Brenda is unable to walk and suffers from severe headaches.” Without craniotomy surgery, “Brenda is likely to suffer brain damage and/or death,” her doctors explain.

Brenda’s father works on a tea plantation and her mother does small scale farming on a piece of land inherited from her parents. Raising funds for Brenda’s surgical care has been quite a challenge for her family but they are determined to get her access to the care she needs. Her mother says, “Watching Brenda battle this illness has been very painful, and I pray that she gets treatment immediately, so that she lives a healthy life.”

For $1,260 we can give Brenda the treatment she needs to grow up healthily and happily. Our medical partners say that with surgery, they expect that Brenda “will be able to attend school and have a normal life when she grows up.” Let’s help give Brenda a bright future!

Meet Brenda, a two-year-old girl living in Kenya with her parents and three siblings. Brenda has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor....

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Brenda's Timeline

  • October 14, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Brenda was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 15, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Brenda 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.

  • October 30, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Brenda's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 5, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Brenda's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Brenda. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

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Sharon

Sharon is a 23-year-old small-scale farmer from Kenya. She is married with two children, aged four years and one year old. Sharon and her husband grow and sell vegetables and take on casual labor jobs to help supplement their income. They have a three-room house for their family. A week ago, Sharon was grazing her sheep when she tripped on a root. She was located on a hill and fell from a high distance causing her to fracture her right leg. Unable to walk or stand, some neighbors heard her call for help and rushed her to the hospital. Sharon was experiencing severe pain, swelling, and skin traction on her right lower leg. She underwent an x-ray, which showed that she had a fracture on her right femur. She also underwent skeletal traction to realign the bone and keep it in place until she could undergo surgery. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On November 29th, Sharon will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation, to mend her right femur and allow her to move again. AMH is requesting $1145 to fund this procedure. Sharon says: “It’s so unfortunate that I broke my leg at a time when my children needed me the most. I am now forced to stop breastfeeding my son, who is still young, but I am grateful as I am still alive. I need your help, and I believe that someday things will get back to normal, and I will be able to be there for my family.”

38% funded

38%funded
$439raised
$706to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Sharon

Sharon is a 23-year-old small-scale farmer from Kenya. She is married with two children, aged four years and one year old. Sharon and her husband grow and sell vegetables and take on casual labor jobs to help supplement their income. They have a three-room house for their family. A week ago, Sharon was grazing her sheep when she tripped on a root. She was located on a hill and fell from a high distance causing her to fracture her right leg. Unable to walk or stand, some neighbors heard her call for help and rushed her to the hospital. Sharon was experiencing severe pain, swelling, and skin traction on her right lower leg. She underwent an x-ray, which showed that she had a fracture on her right femur. She also underwent skeletal traction to realign the bone and keep it in place until she could undergo surgery. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On November 29th, Sharon will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation, to mend her right femur and allow her to move again. AMH is requesting $1145 to fund this procedure. Sharon says: “It’s so unfortunate that I broke my leg at a time when my children needed me the most. I am now forced to stop breastfeeding my son, who is still young, but I am grateful as I am still alive. I need your help, and I believe that someday things will get back to normal, and I will be able to be there for my family.”

38% funded

38%funded
$439raised
$706to go