Success! Francis from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund life-changing brain surgery to remove a tumor.

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Fully funded
Francis's treatment was fully funded on October 8, 2022.
  • Francis's story
  • Francis's update
August 15, 2022

Photo of Francis post-operation

October 18, 2022

Francis underwent life-changing brain surgery to remove a tumor.

Francis underwent a successful surgery and is responding well to treatment. No further surgery is anticipated and his doctors shared that th...

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Francis's Timeline

  • August 15, 2022

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

  • August 16, 2022

    Francis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 24, 2022

    Francis 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.

  • October 8, 2022

    Francis's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 18, 2022

    Francis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 32 donors

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Jocelyn is a loving mother of four from Philippines. She works as a bookkeeper, and her husband works as a part-time sidecar driver while also looking after their children. Despite their hard work, their combined income is just enough for the family's daily needs. Three years ago, Jocelyn began to experience troubling symptoms, including episodes of epigastric pain. Worried about their finances, she chose to defer her checkup. Unfortunately, the symptoms worsened as she began to experience difficulty of breathing, and persistent vomiting. She was brought to the nearest hospital to be given emergency care. The doctor told her to have an abdominal ultrasound. The test showed that she was suffering from gallstones, which can no longer be treated with medicines. Jocelyn has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If left untreated, her symptoms will continue to worsen and put him at risk for further health complications in the future. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP), Jocelyn is scheduled to undergo a cholecystectomy on February 17th. A portion of the cost of the procedure is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and WSFP is raising the remaining $1,128 to cover the cost of Jocelyn's surgery and care. Jocelyn shared, "I'd like to thank WATSI and World Surgical Foundation Philippines for sponsoring my surgery. May you continue helping people who are financially incapable of paying for their surgeries. You are an answered prayer!"

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