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Success! Leshan from Kenya raised $1,500 for brain surgery.

Leshan
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Leshan's treatment was fully funded on September 29, 2016.

Photo of Leshan post-operation

November 1, 2016

Leshan successfully received brain surgery.

Leshan’s surgery was successfully completed! While his condition has improved, he is still weak on his left side. Post-surgery, a pathology test was carried out and a small tumor consistent with the medullablastoma was found and then excised about a month ago. He is currently planning to return for a check-up and to determine whether or not Leshan will go to see an oncologist for radiotherapy and chemotherapy. While he is still not fully recovered yet, his parents want to express their deep appreciation of those who took the initiative to help Leshan.

“This is a big miracle and we cannot thank you enough for being the shoulder we could lean on,” shares Leshan’s brother. “We will forever remain indebted to Watsi for the life changing works they are doing. I am still in school and I promise to help someone through Watsi soon. Thank you!!”

Leshan's surgery was successfully completed! While his condition has improved, he is still weak on his left side. Post-surgery, a pathology ...

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August 29, 2016

Leshan is a handsome six-year-old boy from Kenya. In April this year, Leshan began suffering persistent headaches. A visit to a local hospital had him diagnosed with malaria and pneumonia. Leshan received treatment for two months, but his condition worsened. Leshan, who was always the best in his class, could not keep up, and his performance drastically dropped.

Eventually, his vision became blurred and his lower limbs weak. These symptoms forced Leshan to quit school early July 2016. His parents took him to a different hospital where a scan revealed that Leshan has excess fluid on his head and a tumor known as medulloblastoma. Urgent specialized treatment would be required, and Leshan was referred to Bethany Kids Hospital, a Watsi partner. Leshan’s parents cannot afford the treatment he needs to remove the tumor.

Leshan’s father is a pastoralist while his mother is is a stay at home mom. The family lives in a traditional house in Rift Valley Kenya. Leshan is the twenty-second born in a family of twenty-seven children and the last born to his mother who has nine children.

If not treated, Leshan faces the risk of increased intracranial pressure, which is likely to cause brain damage or even death.

“Leshan is such a bright boy and we would like to see him back to school,” his father shared. “He has a bright future ahead of him and that is what we wish for him.”

Leshan is a handsome six-year-old boy from Kenya. In April this year, Leshan began suffering persistent headaches. A visit to a local hospit...

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Leshan's Timeline

  • August 29, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Leshan was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 30, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Leshan 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 20, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Leshan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 29, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Leshan's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 1, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Leshan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
Craniotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,581 for Leshan'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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