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Success! Francis from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund life-changing brain surgery to remove a tumor.

Francis
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Francis's treatment was fully funded on October 8, 2022.

Photo of Francis post-operation

October 18, 2022

Francis underwent life-changing brain surgery to remove a tumor.

Francis underwent a successful surgery and is responding well to treatment. No further surgery is anticipated and his doctors shared that they expect he will no longer experience symptoms like convulsions, nausea and headaches that had affected his life. He hopes to continue supporting his family.

Francis says, “I feel stable now. I know that I will be able to go back to my work and help my mother and siblings.”

Francis underwent a successful surgery and is responding well to treatment. No further surgery is anticipated and his doctors shared that th...

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August 15, 2022

Francis is a helpful and supportive son who lives with his single mother and eight siblings. His family lives together in a rental house. Together, he and his mother work tending farms to support their family. Francis has been a great source of support for his family, especially in helping his mother raise his siblings. However, Francis experiences frequent convulsions, or uncontrollable muscle contractions, preceded by dizziness, nausea, and headaches, which have affected his lifestyle and his family.

Francis first experienced a convulsion at the end of 2020 after being hit in the head by a ball and losing consciousness while playing football with his colleagues. This marked the beginning of his health troubles. Although he has been seeking treatment at a local health center, he decided to seek out specialized care at our medical partner’s care center, AIC Kijabe Hospital, once the intervals of his convulsions began to increase.

After receiving a CT scan, it was revealed that Francis has a brain tumor, which is the cause of his convulsions. Fortunately, he is scheduled for a craniotomy for tumor resection. This procedure will help remove the tumor and stop its spread.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,500 to fund Francis’s tumor removal surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 22nd. Once completed, he will hopefully be able to live more comfortably and confidently.

Francis says, “My work is to tend farms so that I can help my mother and siblings. I sometimes experience many convulsions that are affecting my livelihood. I hope for treatment to end these discomforts.”

Francis is a helpful and supportive son who lives with his single mother and eight siblings. His family lives together in a rental house. To...

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Francis's Timeline

  • August 15, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Francis was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 16, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Francis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 24, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Francis received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital 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.

  • October 8, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Francis's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 18, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Francis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 32 donors

Treatment
Craniotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,571 for Francis's treatment
Subsidies fund $71 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,387
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$19
Supplies
$0
Labs
$38
Other
$127

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