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.

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