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

Felista
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Felista's treatment was fully funded on February 3, 2014.

Photo of Felista post-operation

February 12, 2015

Felista received surgery to remove a brain tumor.

“I am extremely grateful to Watsi and all who helped us clear the bill, may God bless you all,” said Felista’s father.

“I am extremely grateful to Watsi and all who helped us clear the bill, may God bless you all,” said Felista's father....

January 9, 2014

“I want to be a teacher,” eight-year-old Felista said, “but the headaches make it hard for me to concentrate in school.” The headaches Felista is experiencing are caused by a tumor in her skull that is putting pressure on her brain. Felista’s family, who live in Kenya, are unable to pay for the necessary surgery that will remove the brain tumor.

Felista’s mother is a farm worker and her father is unemployed, and despite their best efforts, they cannot afford the surgery on their own. For $1,500, we can fund Felista’s craniotomy, and she will likely no longer experience the headaches she has now. Felista dreams of a day when she will no longer experience these headaches and can begin working towards becoming a teacher. Let’s get Felista the funding she and her family needs!

"I want to be a teacher," eight-year-old Felista said, "but the headaches make it hard for me to concentrate in school." The headaches Felis...

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Felista's Timeline

  • January 9, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Felista was submitted by Sarah Mwangi at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • January 13, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Felista 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 28, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Felista's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 03, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Felista's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Felista. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

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Aung

Aung is a 15-year-old novice monk from Hpa-An. He lives with other monks in the monastery. His parents own a piece of land where his father and oldest brother grow vegetables and fruits for sale. The family also grows vegetables for their own consumption. He was born with encephalocele and it was the size of a fingerprint. It grew bigger over the years and was the same size for the last three years before receiving surgery in 2015. He also suffers from hydrocephalus and he received ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VP) in 2016. Two months ago, Aung developed headaches and his head has grown bigger on the right side. At that time, his father bought medicine from the pharmacy to reduce his headaches. He took it for two days, but he did not feel better. Later on, his father took him to Hpa-An hospital where he received a blood test and x-ray. The doctor suggested his father to take him to Yangon but his father returned to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) in Mae Sot instead of going to Yangon. On February 25th, he arrived at MTC and he was referred to Watsi Medical Partner's Care Center Mae Sot Hospital to be seen the next day. At MSH, the doctor recommended a CT scan, which Watsi donors have also generously supported, and with these results Aung's father was told that doctors need to replace Aung's VP shunt as the previous shunt from 2016 is blocked. Aung’s father said, “I am very worried for him as he is my son and I hope that he will be healthy as soon as possible. In the future, I want him to be a monk for the rest of his life. Because I know my other older sons will not take good care of him as he is not a healthy boy. If he stays at the temple, he can be able to sleep and eat regularly."

85% funded

85%funded
$1,278raised
$222to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Aung

Aung is a 15-year-old novice monk from Hpa-An. He lives with other monks in the monastery. His parents own a piece of land where his father and oldest brother grow vegetables and fruits for sale. The family also grows vegetables for their own consumption. He was born with encephalocele and it was the size of a fingerprint. It grew bigger over the years and was the same size for the last three years before receiving surgery in 2015. He also suffers from hydrocephalus and he received ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VP) in 2016. Two months ago, Aung developed headaches and his head has grown bigger on the right side. At that time, his father bought medicine from the pharmacy to reduce his headaches. He took it for two days, but he did not feel better. Later on, his father took him to Hpa-An hospital where he received a blood test and x-ray. The doctor suggested his father to take him to Yangon but his father returned to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) in Mae Sot instead of going to Yangon. On February 25th, he arrived at MTC and he was referred to Watsi Medical Partner's Care Center Mae Sot Hospital to be seen the next day. At MSH, the doctor recommended a CT scan, which Watsi donors have also generously supported, and with these results Aung's father was told that doctors need to replace Aung's VP shunt as the previous shunt from 2016 is blocked. Aung’s father said, “I am very worried for him as he is my son and I hope that he will be healthy as soon as possible. In the future, I want him to be a monk for the rest of his life. Because I know my other older sons will not take good care of him as he is not a healthy boy. If he stays at the temple, he can be able to sleep and eat regularly."

85% funded

85%funded
$1,278raised
$222to go