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Success! Alex from Kenya raised $929 to fund brain surgery.

Alex
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  • $929 raised, $0 to go
$929
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Alex's treatment was fully funded on April 22, 2019.

Photo of Alex post-operation

March 6, 2019

Alex underwent brain surgery.

Alex had a successful surgery. He was excited to get home and show off the transformation.

“I want to go back home and have people see the transformation. Thank you so much for helping me,” says Alex.

Alex had a successful surgery. He was excited to get home and show off the transformation. “I want to go back home and have people see th...

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February 8, 2019

Alex is a young student from Kenya. Alex’s mother sells groceries to support her family.

Alex has been diagnosed with encephalocoele, a type of neural tube defect in which brain tissues and overlying membranes protrude through openings in the skull. Encephalocoele usually results from a failure of the neural tube to completely close during fetal development. Without treatment, Alex is at risk of developmental delays, brain damage, or premature death.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $929 to fund encephalocoele repair surgery for Alex. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 11. Hopefully, the repair of this condition will allow Alex to grow up healthy.

“The swell was really worrying us but we are happy to know so many people have had the same issue and got treated,” says Alex’s mother.

Alex is a young student from Kenya. Alex’s mother sells groceries to support her family. Alex has been diagnosed with encephalocoele, a ...

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Alex's Timeline

  • February 8, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Alex was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 12, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alex's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 18, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Alex 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.

  • March 6, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Alex's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 22, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Alex's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 31 donors

Treatment
Encephalocoele Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $929 for Alex's treatment
Hospital Fees
$842
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$49
Supplies
$0
Labs
$38

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Aidah

Aidah is a small-scale farmer and a mother of six. Aidah's husband works around their village getting daily jobs as much as he can. They own a four-room semi-permanent house for shelter. Aidah's first born is now 38 years old and married, and her youngest is 18 years old and close to completing school. Aidah and her family have received aid from a church fund to help meet their daily needs. Since October 2021, Aidah has been experiencing lower abdominal pains. She was initially treated for gastric ulcers and typhoid, but there was no significant improvement. Aidah later developed further complications and rushed to a doctor who did tests and ultimately recommended a surgery that Aidah could not afford. This condition has prevented Aidah from working on her farm. Aidah traveled to our medical partner's care center, Rushoroza Hospital, and has been diagnosed with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. If not treated, Aidah risks developing cancer of the cervix that could affect her life in the long run. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $319 to fund Aidah's surgery. On June 7th, Aidah will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Aidah will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Aidah shared, “I pray for a successful surgery so that I may live a normal life once again. I hope to resume farming in order to continue taking good care of my family.”

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$50raised
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