Success! Kyle from Kenya raised $615 for life-saving brain surgery.

Kyle
$615
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kyle's treatment was fully funded on September 9, 2016.
  • Kyle's story
  • Kyle's update
July 24, 2016

Photo of Kyle post-operation

October 18, 2016

Kyle successfully received life-saving brain surgery.

Seven-month-old Kyle from Kenya was born with hydrocephalus, a disorder where extra cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the cranium. After...

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Kyle's Timeline

  • July 24, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kyle was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 25, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kyle received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH) 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.

  • September 1, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyle's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 9, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kyle's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 18, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kyle's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

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Millicent is a 49-year-old businesswoman from Kenya. She came to the hospital accompanied by her daughter. Millicent resides in Nyathuna in Kiambu County. She is married and a mother of 3 children. Apart from her kids, Millicent takes care of 4 other children who were left orphaned by her sister when she died. Millicent manages a small business where she sells green groceries near her home. Her husband has been sick, which makes the family very financially vulnerable. For seven years, Millicent has been experiencing heavy bleeding and other symptoms. She has been to many health facilities and has taken medicines many times with no solution. Eventually, she went to visit our medical partner's care center Nazareth Hospital for a gynecology review. Now she has been diagnosed with multiple fibroids. If not treated, Millicent will continue to suffer as the fibroids grow. She may have complications like anemia, and they may become cancerous. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, requests $755 to fund Millicent's surgery. On November 22nd, she is scheduled to undergo treatment and once recovered, Millicent can resume her daily activities free of pain. "For the last seven years, life has been tough for me, with my problem and the family looking up to me for their needs. I am pleading for help so that I can regain my normal life and be able to take care of my family," said Millicent.

$455raised
$300to go