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...
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 ...