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Success! Rian from Kenya raised $1,260 for life-saving brain surgery.

Rian
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  • $1,260 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Rian's treatment was fully funded on November 18, 2015.

Photo of Rian post-operation

June 13, 2016

Rian received life-saving brain surgery.

After several unexpected treatment delays, Rian is finally recovering after successful surgery.

Surgery has minimized the risk of increased intra-cranial pressure which could result in developmental delays, brain damage or even death. Rian has had great progress despite the post surgical pain that will subside with time. Rian’s treatment was postponed several times because he was not fit for surgery and some scheduling conflicts. His mother is very happy that her son has finally received treatment.

“For being so patient with us we are grateful,” his mother said. “It has been a long journey for us since we were reviewed in October last year. I am indebted to you for your generosity and tolerance.”

After several unexpected treatment delays, Rian is finally recovering after successful surgery. Surgery has minimized the risk of increas...

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October 26, 2015

Three-month-old Rian was born with an abnormally shaped head, and quickly “came down with symptoms of irritability and slight paleness,” explains our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).

After seeking treatment near his home in Kenya, Rian was diagnosed with craniosynostosis – a condition in which the joints between an infant’s skull bones are prematurely fused together.

AMHF reports, “If left untreated, Rian will suffer from increased intracranial pressure, which in turn could result in developmental delays, brain damage, or even death.”

Rian lives in Kenya with his single mother and grandmother, who do not have the means to provide funds for Rian’s surgery.

For $1,260, Rian will undergo a craniotomy, or the surgical removal of parts of the bone from the skull. The craniotomy will “relieve Rian’s risks of high intracranial pressure. Rian’s brain will have room to grow naturally,” AMHF adds.

“To just be told that all this treatment is going to be provided for my son gives me a massive sense of relief,” Rian’s mother shares. “I know that people truly care. It gives me hope that Rian will be well.”

Three-month-old Rian was born with an abnormally shaped head, and quickly “came down with symptoms of irritability and slight paleness," exp...

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Rian's Timeline

  • October 26, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 11, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 18, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rian's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 12, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rian 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.

  • June 13, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rian's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

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