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Success! Samuel from Kenya raised $1,205 for surgery to remove a pituitary tumor.

Samuel
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Fully funded
Samuel's treatment was fully funded on May 4, 2016.

Photo of Samuel post-operation

July 6, 2016

Samuel received successful surgery to remove his pituitary tumor.

Samuel’s surgery went well, and he will have fewer painful migraines. Chances of the tumor expanding and resulting in premature death or total blindness have also been reduced.

“Thank you so much, I appreciate your help,” Samuel shared. “After recovering I will be able to work hard to provide for my family and for my mother.”

Samuel's surgery went well, and he will have fewer painful migraines. Chances of the tumor expanding and resulting in premature death or tot...

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April 18, 2016

Meet Samuel, a 35-year-old father of four who lives with his wife, mother, and children in Kenya. In 2014, Samuel began experiencing migraines, blurred vision, and loss of balance. After visiting our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), Samuel was diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumor.

“If not treated,” AMHF reports, “Samuel may continue experiencing the painful head migraines and risk having complete blindness. There is also a chance of the tumor increasing and causing further complications on Samuel’s health.”

The recommended treatment for this condition is an interhemispheric parietal craniotomy, where the tumor will be removed after the parietal lobe is exposed. AMHF is confident that this procedure will improve Samuel’s life and shares, “Samuel’s vision shall be restored and the painful migraines will end. Chances of further tumor complications will be reduced.”

As a result of his condition, Samuel is no longer able to attend his work as a cart operator. And, although his wife washes clothes to help support the family, her income is not enough to cover Samuel’s operation. However, with a donation of $1,205, we can help Samuel get back on his feet.

Samuel tells us, “I want to get well and be able to provide for my family and support my mother.”

Meet Samuel, a 35-year-old father of four who lives with his wife, mother, and children in Kenya. In 2014, Samuel began experiencing migrain...

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Samuel's Timeline

  • April 18, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Samuel was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • April 20, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Samuel received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital. 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.

  • May 02, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samuel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 04, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samuel's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 06, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Samuel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

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