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Christopher from Kenya raised $1,375 to remove a mass from his head and prevent serious side effects..

Christopher
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  • $1,375 raised, $0 to go
$1,375
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$0
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Fully funded
Christopher's treatment was fully funded on July 9, 2015.

Photo of Christopher post-operation

July 9, 2015

Christopher received surgery to treat his encephalocele.

“You have showed us kindness and love which we have not been accorded before,” shares Christopher’s mother. “I am grateful for the help you have showed my son.”

“Christopher’s surgery was a success,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “The mass on the back of his head was closed, and the chances of him developing Hydrocephalus have significantly been reduced.”

“You have showed us kindness and love which we have not been accorded before," shares Christopher's mother. "I am grateful for the help you ...

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June 16, 2014

Little Christopher is just six days old, but he is already facing a tough challenge. Christopher was born with encephalocele, a mass at the back of his head that his doctors say puts him at risk for serious infection from a pressure sore. He is also likely to develop hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid in the skill which can lead to cranial swelling, brain damage, and even death.

Christopher is the youngest of six children who live on a small piece of land in Kenya. His mother does small scale farming and his father works as a casual laborer, but their modest income is not enough to cover the cost of the surgery to treat Christopher’s condition.

For $1,375, we can make sure that Christopher receives the surgery he needs to treat his encephalocele and prevent any life-threatening side effects.

“I look forward to the day that I can take my baby home with a clean bill of health” said Christopher’s mother. Let’s help Christopher go home to his family as a happy and healthy baby!

Little Christopher is just six days old, but he is already facing a tough challenge. Christopher was born with encephalocele, a mass at the ...

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Christopher's Timeline

  • June 16, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Christopher was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • June 17, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Christopher 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.

  • July 09, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Christopher's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 09, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Christopher. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.