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Success! Malyne from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund surgery to remove a brain tumor.

Malyne
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Malyne's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Malyne post-operation

January 9, 2018

Malyne underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor.

Malyne had a successful surgery. She is recuperating, and with time she will be completely recovered. Apart from a swelling on her head, Malyne is well and no longer suffers from headaches.

“I look forward to seeing her back in school,” shares Malyne’s mother.

Malyne had a successful surgery. She is recuperating, and with time she will be completely recovered. Apart from a swelling on her head, Mal...

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December 5, 2017

“I want to help other people when I grow up,” says Malyne, a seven-year-old girl from Kenya.

Malyne had a happy childhood until August of this year, when she began complaining of headaches. Her parents gave her over-the-counter painkillers, but these did not help much. After several hospital visits failed to resolve the issue, Malyne also began to develop what seemed like symptoms of a mental problem: she would talk to herself and wander for long distances if not looked after. Her right limbs became numb, and her eyesight dwindled.

Frightened, Malyne’s parents obtained CT and MRI scans for Malyne. These tests revealed that Malyne has a brain tumor. She urgently needs a surgical procedure known as craniotomy, in which the surgeon will temporarily open her skull to remove the tumor. If not treated, Malyne is at risk of undergoing brain damage, permanent vision loss, or death.

Though this operation is essential for Malyne, her parents cannot afford it. Malyne’s mother sells groceries while her father works in road construction. Nearly all of their combined income goes towards the daily needs of their three children, and so they are only able to contribute $51 towards their daughter’s surgery.

We need your help to raise an additional $1,500 for Malyne’s operation on December 6, as well as her lab tests and medications.

Let’s make sure Malyne has the opportunity to grow up healthy and strong—so she can one day help others, as she hopes to.

“I want to help other people when I grow up,” says Malyne, a seven-year-old girl from Kenya. Malyne had a happy childhood until August of...

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Malyne's Timeline

  • December 5, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Malyne was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • December 06, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Malyne 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.

  • December 07, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Malyne's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 09, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Malyne's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Malyne's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

Treatment
Craniotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,581 for Malyne's treatment
Subsidies fund $81 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,285
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$82
Supplies
$0
Labs
$214

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