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Mary from Kenya raised $1,260 to remove a life-threatening brain tumor.

Mary
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Fully funded
Mary's treatment was fully funded on September 13, 2015.

Photo of Mary post-operation

September 22, 2015

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

“Mary’s craniotomy was a success. The removal of the brain tumor has greatly minimized intra-cranial pressure on the brain,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, shares. “The headaches that Mary previously experienced have diminished. Mary’s doctors are hopeful that as she continues to recover, she will regain her sight. Mary’s mother is very happy that her daughter is recovering well and would be able to go back to school soon.”

Mary’s mother adds, “You have been a blessing you are to me and many others that you extend your care and concern to. When I heard the words ‘brain tumor’, I was speechless. With the help of so many caring people, such as yourselves, Mary is surviving and thriving. I appreciate your generous hearts.”

"Mary’s craniotomy was a success. The removal of the brain tumor has greatly minimized intra-cranial pressure on the brain," our medical par...

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August 26, 2015

Meet Mary, a seven-year-old girl who lives with her mother and older brother in a single-rental house in Kenya.

“Mary was in class one and performing well, however, four months ago, her mother noticed that her eyes were reddening and she always had her head tilted,” says our medical partner African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).

AMHF has diagnosed Mary with a brain tumor, which is causing severe headaches, drowsiness, loss of appetite, and frequent vomiting. Furthermore, she’s slowly losing her sight and may become completely blind.

“The pressure building up in her head may lead to unconsciousness and probably death if not treated,” AMHF explains.

Mary’s parents are no longer together, so her mother is the sole provider of the family. She washes her neighbor’s clothes for $2 a day, which is not enough income to cover the bare necessities, let alone Mary’s surgery.

For $1260, we can help Mary pay for her craniotomy, a surgery where her skull will be opened to remove the tumor. Afterwards, she will no longer experience any pressure and the negative symptoms. AMHF is hopeful that there won’t be any permanent damage to her brain, and Mary will be able to go back to school.

“It has been sad to see Mary unwell. I would do anything to see her hearty again,” says Mary’s mother. Let’s help her dream come true!

Meet Mary, a seven-year-old girl who lives with her mother and older brother in a single-rental house in Kenya. “Mary was in class one a...

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Mary's Timeline

  • August 26, 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.

  • August 27, 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.

  • September 07, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 13, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mary's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 22, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Mary. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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