Success! Stephen from Kenya raised $720 to fund hydrocephalus treatment.

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Stephen's treatment was fully funded on April 16, 2023.
  • Stephen's story
  • Stephen's update
November 22, 2022

Photo of Stephen post-operation

May 10, 2023

Stephen underwent hydrocephalus treatment.

Stephen’s surgery was done successfully with no complications arising during or after his treatment as he healed. He's now happy to be home,...

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Stephen's Timeline

  • November 22, 2022

    Stephen was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 23, 2022

    Stephen 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.

  • November 28, 2022

    Stephen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 16, 2023

    Stephen's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 10, 2023

    Stephen's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 14 donors

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John is a hawker (the local name for a street vendor) from Kenya. He has six children all under the age of 18 years. His wife helps at home and John is the family's sole breadwinner. Lately, due to his condition, John has been unable to work. He has no alternate source of income, and shared that he is struggling to raise his family. John first started experiencing a loss of appetite and stomach pain in April 2022. He visited a local health center and was treated for stomach aches, but his condition did not improve. He later started having episodes of diarrhea and has lost a significant amount of weight. He also has been experiencing bleeding that has caused him anemia. As a result, he has had several blood transfusions and hospital admissions. Recently, a biopsy at Kijabe Hospital revealed that John has colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is a disease in which cells in the colon grow out of control. At the current stage, his doctors feel the cancer can be stopped surgically from spreading. However, the procedure has to be done as soon as possible because it is urgent. He is now scheduled to undergo surgery and needs support. Unfortunately, John does not have medical coverage and cannot afford the surgery. He is requesting financial assistance to support the $1,074 needed for his medical care. John says, “I cannot eat, and I have lost a lot of weight. I have had several blood transfusions because of bleeding. I need this surgery to help fight the cancer.”

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