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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.

  • July 28, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mary 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.

  • August 3, 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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Khin

Khin is a 28-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her parents and three older sisters. Her family runs a small grocery store, and her older brother works in a factory to help provide for their family. However, Khin shared that their combined income is not enough to pay for expenses and basic health care. In April 2020, Khin started to experience dizziness, headache, and nausea. Her vision also became blurred and sensitive to light. At first, she thought she just needed eyeglass and visited an ophthalmologist. During that visit, her ophthalmologist tested her eyes and shared that her symptoms may be due to a brain tumor. Currently, Khin is still experiencing the same symptoms but they have been gradually worsening over time. She feels weak and has pain in her neck. Khin visited our medical partner's hospital for further review. The doctors want her to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Khin's CT scan and care, which is scheduled for November 30th. Khin said: "I become angry very easily because of my blurred vision. Before that, I was so patient. I am so worried about becoming blind completely, I don't want to live this way. I don’t want my family to be in trouble because of me. I feel a bit relieved to hear that there will be a donor to help pay for my treatment cost."

48% funded

48%funded
$200raised
$214to go

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