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Success! Maripet from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund brain surgery.

Maripet
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Maripet's treatment was fully funded on October 15, 2022.

Photo of Maripet post-operation

October 25, 2022

Maripet underwent brain surgery.

Maripet’s surgery was a success. After a few days of recovery at the hospital, she was able to go home. Her doctors hope that with her healing, she will now regain her eye sight and mobility. When she fully recovers, her mother plans for her to go back to school. They have new hope for the future now that she underwent the care she needed.

Maripet’s mother says, “My daughter’s treatment is a dream that I never thought would be true. I’m very happy for the support.”

Maripet’s surgery was a success. After a few days of recovery at the hospital, she was able to go home. Her doctors hope that with her heali...

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June 8, 2022

Meet Maripet, a 9 year-old-girl, living with her parents and two siblings. Her father is a farmer, while her mother stays home to look after the children.

In August of last year, Maripet began experiencing persistent, severe headaches. Her parents brought her to a local hospital, where she was prescribed medication, and sent home. When her headaches didn’t improve, her parents brought her to a second hospital, where she was given additional medication and sent home, once again. Her family tried traditional medicine, but nothing worked. When Maripet’s headaches continued, her parents brought her back to the first hospital they had visited, and this time, brain scans were performed.

Maripet’s family was immediately referred to our BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital, but without funds for her care they had to delay for visit for one month. During that time, Maripet lost her ability to walk and to move her head, and she also lost her eyesight for a few days. She is now in a wheelchair. When she arrived to BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital, Maripet was examined and booked for immediate surgery to remove a brain tumor. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is here to help make sure she can finally access the treatment she needs. They are seeking $1,500 to fund Maripet’s surgery and medical care.

Maripet’s mother says: “I’m very much worried about my daughter’s condition. I just pray and hope that she will be fine.”

Meet Maripet, a 9 year-old-girl, living with her parents and two siblings. Her father is a farmer, while her mother stays home to look after...

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Maripet's Timeline

  • June 8, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Maripet was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 9, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Maripet 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.

  • June 14, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maripet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 15, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maripet's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 25, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Maripet's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 31 donors

Treatment
Craniotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,660 for Maripet's treatment
Subsidies fund $160 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,285
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$82
Supplies
$0
Labs
$214
Other
$79

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