Success! Maxwell from Kenya raised $685 to fund brain surgery.

Maxwell
$685
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$0
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Fully funded
Maxwell's treatment was fully funded on April 18, 2019.
  • Maxwell's story
  • Maxwell's update
March 28, 2019

Photo of Maxwell post-operation

May 23, 2019

Maxwell underwent brain surgery.

Maxwell had successful surgery to drain the excess fluid from his brain. “Words can barely express how grateful I am for the help accorde...

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Maxwell's Timeline

  • March 28, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Maxwell was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 28, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Maxwell 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 29, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maxwell's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 18, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maxwell's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 23, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Maxwell's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

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Reuben is a charming five-year-old boy from Karatu district in Tanzania, the third child born in a family of four children. He is a cheerful and active child, who particularly enjoys soccer. His family relies on farming for both sustenance and income, but the proceeds are often barely enough to meet the family's needs. Consequently, they struggle to meet medical expenses and are earnestly seeking assistance. Reuben was diagnosed with bilateral genu varus, a condition where legs curve outward at the knees while the feet and ankles touch. His legs began to bow out at the age of two, and as he continued to grow, this condition worsened, making it challenging for him to walk long distances. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, his walking became energy-intensive, and he developed an uncomfortable gait. Recently, these mobility issues have significantly impacted his participation in beloved activities like playing soccer. Concerned about the potential hindrance this untreated condition may pose when Reuben begins school, especially due to the pain he experiences while walking and the distance of the school from home, his parents sought treatment at a local hospital. However, they were compelled to halt the treatment due to the high treatment costs. Their knowledge of our medical partner's care center, Kafika House, stemmed from a doctor who attended to Reuben two years ago. Consequently, they have embarked on a quest for his medical treatment again. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Reuben receive treatment. On May 7th, surgeons will perform a reconstructive surgery that will restore Reuben's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Now, Reuben's family needs help to fund this $880 procedure. Ruben’s father says: “I hope my son will get treatment to correct his legs so that it is easy for him when he starts school.”

$264raised
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