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Diana from Kenya raised $1,260 to treat a brain tumor.

Diana
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  • $1,260 raised, $45 to go
$1,260
raised
$45
to go
Fully funded
Diana's treatment was fully funded on August 10, 2015.
October 5, 2015

Diana passed away unexpectedly after receiving care.

We are deeply saddened to report that after receiving her craniotomy, Diana passed away in the hospital. She was under the care of a dedicated medical team.

“Diana initially had great improvement after surgery and could talk,” her doctor explains. “Her headache stopped, and she appeared much better than she came. A few days later, Diana could not communicate but was responsive.”

Her doctor explains that after a few days, she began having convulsions. “We immediately had Diana on oxygen; unfortunately she passed away a few hours later.”

Despite the outcome, we remain grateful that Diana was able to access the healthcare she needed. We are committed to transparently reporting all outcomes – even the ones we wish were different. Thank you so much for your support of Diana and her family.

We are deeply saddened to report that after receiving her craniotomy, Diana passed away in the hospital. She was under the care of a dedicat...

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July 29, 2015

Meet Diana, a bright, five-year-old girl from Kenya. Diana and her family live in a two room traditional hut and she has three siblings currently enrolled in school. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), informs us that she was brought to their hospital last night in critical condition, and is currently in the ICU. “Diana has been suffering severe headaches, an inability to walk, persistent vomiting, and drowsiness,” AMHF reports.

Sadly, these symptoms are the result of a brain tumor. The tumor was first noticed in nursery school when her symptoms began. Over the last few years, “her parents sought medical intervention from several hospitals but her condition got worse,” AMHF says. Diana’s father works on his own tea farm and her mother is a housewife. All of the family’s savings have been used paying for Diana’s medical bills. AMHF reports, “they sold the few livestock they had to get treatment for little Diana.”

Diana needs a craniotomy to remove her tumor. $1,260 in funding will pay for the MRI or CAT scan needed to isolate the tumor, the craniotomy to remove it, and Diana’s post-operative recovery in the ICU. AMHF reports, “If treated, Diana will be relieved from the risk of experiencing high intra-cranial pressure and it will also minimize the risk of developing brain damage or becoming visually impaired.”

Diana’s mother shares, “I really hope that little Diana gets well, we love her so much.”

Meet Diana, a bright, five-year-old girl from Kenya. Diana and her family live in a two room traditional hut and she has three siblings curr...

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Diana's Timeline

  • July 29, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 29, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Diana received treatment. 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.

  • August 03, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Diana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 10, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Diana's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 05, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Diana. Read the update.

Funded by 45 donors

Funded by 45 donors

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