Success! Monicah from Kenya raised $788 to fund surgery to treat gallstones.

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Monicah's treatment was fully funded on January 13, 2023.
  • Monicah's story
  • Monicah's update
October 11, 2022

Photo of Monicah post-operation

February 7, 2023

Monicah underwent surgery to treat gallstones.

The smile on Monicah’s face said it all: how happy she was after undergoing successful laparotomy. Her surgery went well, and it was such a ...

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Monicah's Timeline

  • October 11, 2022

    Monicah was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 13, 2022

    Monicah received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • October 16, 2022

    Monicah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 13, 2023

    Monicah's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 7, 2023

    Monicah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Trizah is an 18-month-old baby girl who is especially playful around her mother. Trizah lives with her parents and three siblings in Kenya, where her mother works as a casual laborer washing clothes, and her father is employed at a welding workshop. Because of the hydrocephalus she was diagnosed with early on, Trizah has already undergone more than three surgeries in her young life. She had a shunt insertion procedure done a few days after her birth, which needed to be revised in May 2022. Her hydrocephalus has worsened, requiring the placement of two external ventricular drains in 2023. Sadly, the revised shunt has failed, and Trizah is now in need of another surgery to have a new shunt inserted to drain the excess fluids in her brain and alleviate the intracranial pressure caused by the fluids. Trizah also needs surgery to stop the convulsions she has been experiencing, and prevent the severe physical and developmental delays that result from untreated hydrocephalus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of the surgery to treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 22nd at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital. The excess fluid will be drained from Trizah's brain, reducing the intracranial pressure, and greatly improving her quality of life. With proper treatment, Trizah should develop into a strong and healthy young girl. Trizah’s mother says: “She has been having surgeries since birth. Her head is increasing in size, and she is experiencing scary convulsions. I just hope this treatment will help her to recover.”

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