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Diana from Kenya raised $1,500 to get healthy.

Diana
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Diana's treatment was fully funded on January 13, 2014.

Photo of Diana post-operation

February 12, 2015

Diana received surgery to stop the growth of the lesion in her head and to save her life.

Her operation was a success!

Her doctors report, “Diana was malnourished and was put on nutritional supplements and a healthy eating regimen. She had surgery and is recovering well. She is now less likely to develop hydrocephalus or other related conditions.”

Diana’s mother says, “I lack words to express my gratitude. You have saved my daughter, and I am sincerely thankful for your support.”

Her operation was a success! Her doctors report, "Diana was malnourished and was put on nutritional supplements and a healthy eating regi...

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December 18, 2013

Three-year-old Diana from Kenya has been diagnosed with occipital encephalocele, a lesion on her brain which is causing dangerous physical pressure on her brain.

Diana’s sole caretaker is her mother. She works as a casual laborer on others’ farms and often struggles to make ends meet financially. Our medical partner tells us that her greatest wish is to see her daughter recover so that she can attend school and enjoy a successful life, but the cost of treatment is outside of her reach.

For $1,500, Diana will receive surgery to stop the growth of the lesion and save her life. Let’s make it happen for her!

Three-year-old Diana from Kenya has been diagnosed with occipital encephalocele, a lesion on her brain which is causing dangerous physical p...

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Diana's Timeline

  • December 18, 2013
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Diana was submitted by Sarah Mwangi at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 19, 2013
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Diana 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.

  • January 6, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Diana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 13, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Diana's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Diana. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Andrew

Andrew is a 32-year-old, energetic businessman from Malawi who is married with two sons. He sells fish in a nearby market and lives with his family in a rented 2-bedroom house. His wife is a homemaker, and his children are students in primary school. While selling fish at the market last year, Andrew experienced sharp pain and swelling that slowly decreased but soon became a recurring experience. He visited a traditional healer and then the local health center, where he was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia and referred to the hospital for surgical review. Andrew was placed on a long surgery waitlist, but when the pain became so severe that he could no longer work, his sister informed him about the care center with our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Surgeons at AMH confirmed Andrew's diagnosis of an inguinal hernia, which is a condition that occurs when the intestines or fat from the abdomen protrudes through the abdominal wall. Complications can include bowel obstruction and strangulation, which may be fatal if not surgically repaired. Fortunately, on October 26th, Andrew will undergo reparative surgery. AMH is requesting $575 to help fund this procedure, which is also subsidized by Andrew's co-pay that he was able to gather. Andrew is hopeful that surgery will significantly improve his quality of life and reduce his pain and discomfort. He shared, “I hope that I will be able to concentrate on my business after the surgery. I want to see my children excel in school, and I need to provide for them."

62% funded

62%funded
$360raised
$215to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Andrew

Andrew is a 32-year-old, energetic businessman from Malawi who is married with two sons. He sells fish in a nearby market and lives with his family in a rented 2-bedroom house. His wife is a homemaker, and his children are students in primary school. While selling fish at the market last year, Andrew experienced sharp pain and swelling that slowly decreased but soon became a recurring experience. He visited a traditional healer and then the local health center, where he was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia and referred to the hospital for surgical review. Andrew was placed on a long surgery waitlist, but when the pain became so severe that he could no longer work, his sister informed him about the care center with our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Surgeons at AMH confirmed Andrew's diagnosis of an inguinal hernia, which is a condition that occurs when the intestines or fat from the abdomen protrudes through the abdominal wall. Complications can include bowel obstruction and strangulation, which may be fatal if not surgically repaired. Fortunately, on October 26th, Andrew will undergo reparative surgery. AMH is requesting $575 to help fund this procedure, which is also subsidized by Andrew's co-pay that he was able to gather. Andrew is hopeful that surgery will significantly improve his quality of life and reduce his pain and discomfort. He shared, “I hope that I will be able to concentrate on my business after the surgery. I want to see my children excel in school, and I need to provide for them."

62% funded

62%funded
$360raised
$215to go