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Success! John from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund a craniotomy heal a hematoma.

John
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
John's treatment was fully funded on October 28, 2022.

Photo of John post-operation

November 14, 2022

John underwent a craniotomy to heal a hematoma.

John is for the first time able to walk on his own without support after he was attacked. His internal injuries were affecting his mobility and speech and the medical team determined he needed an urgent craniotomy for evacuation of intracerebral hematoma, but he was unable to raise the amount required for the procedure. After support from WATSI, he was able to undergo surgery. The surgery went well - he can now walk on his own and his speech has greatly improved.

John is relieved to be on the road to recovery and shared, “I can now walk on my own without feeling dizzy. I am also able to recognize things around me.”

John is for the first time able to walk on his own without support after he was attacked. His internal injuries were affecting his mobility ...

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May 18, 2022

John is 22-year-old who is working hard to make a life for himself. He currently stays with his parents in their ancestral home in the South Central Kenyan town of Narok, and works as a casual laborer who loads and off-loads maize for a living.

Unfortunately during a dispute at a farm where he was working, John and other workers were attacked. John was hit on the head, resulting in an intracranial hematoma (pooled blood in his skull).

The internal injuries are currently affecting his mobility and speech, and could be fatal without treatment. John urgently needs a craniotomy to remove the hematoma and this family is raising $1,500 for his surgery at Kijabe Hospital.

His father says, “John is a young hardworking man. He was attacked while trying to earn a living. These head injuries are serious, they have made him almost immobile, and has started having trouble speaking. This surgery is urgent to restore his speech and ability to walk.”

John is 22-year-old who is working hard to make a life for himself. He currently stays with his parents in their ancestral home in the South...

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John's Timeline

  • May 18, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    John was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 18, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    John received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital 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 23, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 28, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    John's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 14, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    John's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 36 donors

Funded by 36 donors

Treatment
Craniotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,571 for John's treatment
Subsidies fund $71 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,387
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$19
Supplies
$0
Labs
$38
Other
$127

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