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Success! Glen from Kenya raised $634 to fund brain surgery.

Glen
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  • $634 raised, $0 to go
$634
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Glen's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Glen post-operation

October 26, 2018

Glen underwent brain surgery.

Andrew’s surgery to drain the excess fluid was successful. The surgery has helped stabilize the high pressure in his head, minimizing the risk of brain damage and other complications.

“This program is a great blessing to us and many other people who benefit from it. May God bless you abundantly,” says Andrew’s mother.

Andrew’s surgery to drain the excess fluid was successful. The surgery has helped stabilize the high pressure in his head, minimizing the ri...

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September 13, 2018

Glen is a baby from Kenya. He is the youngest in a family of three children. His 20-year-old mother is a housewife, while his father is a motorcycle taxi rider. They live in their ancestral land.

Glen has hydrocephalus, a condition characterized by increased head size and sunken eyes. He received previous treatment, but the procedure was not successful. If not treated again, Glen will be at risk of neurological damage due to the pressure in his brain.

Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo brain surgery on September 14. Now, his family needs help raising $634 to fund the procedure.

Glen’s mother says, “My hope is to see my child treated and lead a normal life. It is my prayer.”

Glen is a baby from Kenya. He is the youngest in a family of three children. His 20-year-old mother is a housewife, while his father is a mo...

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Glen's Timeline

  • September 13, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Glen was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • September 22, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Glen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 28, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Glen 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.

  • October 26, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Glen's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 5, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Glen's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
VP Shunt Revision
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $634 for Glen's treatment
Hospital Fees
$486
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$28
Supplies
$0
Labs
$120

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Phanith

Phanith is a 31-year-old photography assistant from Cambodia. He currently lives with his father and his three siblings, and he is the second child in his family. His mother passed away ten years ago. Phanith has been unable to work since his injury. On November 3rd, 2020, Phanith was in a motor vehicle accident that caused injury and paralysis of his right arm. He was taken to a provincial hospital, then transferred due to the seriousness of his injuries. Phanith was released after a month but is still unable to move his right shoulder or lift his arm. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his right side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. As a result, Phanith is unable to lift his hand or flex his elbow, and has no movement in his fingers. Although his arm has no movement, he has paresthesia (burning or prickly sensations) of the hand and forearm, which are often quite painful. Phanith traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On March 4th, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he will be able to use this hand again and be physically able to find work. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $696 to fund this procedure. Phanith shared, "I hope after surgery, my right shoulder will return to full function as soon as possible."

55% funded

55%funded
$387raised
$309to go

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