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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 Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • 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). 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 06, 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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