Success! Maripet from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund brain surgery.

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

Photo of Maripet post-operation

October 25, 2022

Maripet underwent brain surgery.

Maripet’s surgery was a success. After a few days of recovery at the hospital, she was able to go home. Her doctors hope that with her heali...

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Maripet's Timeline

  • June 8, 2022

    Maripet was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 9, 2022

    Maripet 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.

  • June 14, 2022

    Maripet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 15, 2022

    Maripet's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 25, 2022

    Maripet's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 31 donors

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Gabriel is a 21-year-old college student and the only child of a single mother, who works as a teacher in their town. Gabriel is currently in college at Meru, roughly 100 kilometers away from his mother's home, where he is studying electrical engineering. His mother cares for Gabriel and has paid for him to go to school. She also cares for Gabriel's grandparents. Gabriel is looking forward to the day when he can support his mother and care for this family. Gabriel used to ride his bike to school. Unfortunately, on June 23rd, as he was biking to school he lost control of his bike when he was going downhill and had a severe accident. He was taken to Meru General Hospital, where an x-ray revealed a compound fracture of the tibia on his right leg. On June 24th Gabriel was transferred to Nazareth Hospital, the hospital of our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), which was closer to Gabriel's home in Kimbo. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner quickly diagnosed the issue Gabriel was having and created a treatment plan. On July 3rd, Gabriel will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Post-surgery, Gabriel will be able to heal properly and walk and bike again without support. AMH is now requesting $1,049 to help fund this procedure. Gabriel said, “I was going on well with my education but this accident makes me feel disappointed. I seek help so that I can be operated on and hope that as soon as my leg is healed, I can go back to college and create my own future.”

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