Success! Michael from Kenya raised $646 to fund surgery to prevent risk of developing hernias and cancer.

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Fully funded
Michael's treatment was fully funded on May 1, 2024.
  • Michael's story
  • Michael's update
February 26, 2024

Photo of Michael post-operation

May 12, 2024

Michael underwent corrective surgery.

Michael’s surgery was done successfully at our facility. Michael is grateful that the surgery happened and is recovering well at home. His m...

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Michael's Timeline

  • February 26, 2024

    Michael was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 6, 2024

    Michael's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 7, 2024

    Michael 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.

  • May 1, 2024

    Michael's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 12, 2024

    Michael's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Ange Signoline is a 42-year-old woman from Burundi. She is currently at our medical partner's care center, AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya, where she is seeking medical treatment for an internal ear infection affecting both ears. Ange Signoline's first visit to AIC Kijabe Hospital was in September 2023, when the hospital was recommended by a friend who lives in Nairobi, Kenya. She received treatment at the time, but the infection has recurred and she has recently been straining to pick voices. She came back to hospital where an otoscopy was done, and she was diagnosed with chronic sclerosing otitis externa - her ears are infected, there is a narrowing of the canal on the distal end, and there is also some pooling of fluid on the constricted segments. A surgical procedure has been scheduled for Ange Signoline, that will widen the ear canal and reconstruct the ear with a skin graft. The goal is a safe, ear infection-free state. However, Ange Signoline is unable to afford the surgery, having exhausted all the support she has received from friends. Her husband does not hold a stable job. She is worried about traveling back home to Burundi without receiving the care that she needs, and is requesting for treatment support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Ange Signoline receive treatment. On April 19th, surgeons at AIC Kijabe will perform an otologic surgery to treat her condition. Now, Ange Sogline needs help to fund this $621 procedure. Ange Signoline says, "I came all the way from Burundi to seek care for my blocked ear canal. Please help me receive treatment so I can prevent hearing loss.”

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