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Mary from Kenya raised $1,205 to treat a brain tumor.

Mary
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Mary's treatment was fully funded on August 17, 2015.

Photo of Mary post-operation

September 17, 2015

Mary received life-saving surgery to remove her brain tumor.

“Mary’s craniotomy was successful,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “The brain tumor was successfully removed and she is recovering very well. Mary has regained feeling in her legs and can now walk using crutches. She and her family are very happy with the outcome of the treatment.”

AMHF adds that Mary’s husband could not hide his joy as he saw Mary move her legs. “I was afraid that I would never see her walk again or worse, that the tumor would take her from us before we could raise the money needed for her treatment. THANK YOU!! Watsi is God sent,” he shares.

"Mary's craniotomy was successful," shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). "The brain tumor was successfu...

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July 27, 2015

“I always wanted to go into the beauty industry. I dream of one day owning a small beauty shop,” says Mary, a 29-year-old wife and mother of two from Kenya.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), tells us, “Mary started losing feeling in her legs a couple of years ago. She is now no longer able to walk or feel her legs.”

Mary’s condition is the result of a brain tumor compressing the area of her brain that controls leg movement. The recommended treatment for Mary is a craniotomy—a surgical procedure in which doctors open the skull to access the brain and them remove the tumor.

“If the surgery is not done soon,” explains AMHF, “Mary is likely to suffer permanent brain damage and/or death.”

For $1,205 in funding, Mary can undergo the needed surgery. Mary’s family members and friends have raised $325 to cover any additional medical costs.

“We expect that after the surgery and treatment, Mary will regain use of her legs, and she will be able to work towards her dream of becoming a small business owner,” AMHF shares.

Let’s help Mary get the surgery she needs!

"I always wanted to go into the beauty industry. I dream of one day owning a small beauty shop," says Mary, a 29-year-old wife and mother of...

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Mary's Timeline

  • July 27, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 28, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mary received treatment.

  • August 03, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 17, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mary's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Mary. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.