Request a Quote
English Arabic French Russian

Belinda Sangona from Kenya Receives a New Lease of Life After a Brain Tumour Surgery in India at Fortis Hospital

Nobody expects a brain tumor to enter their life; however, when it does, there are a lot of unanswered question that naturally come up. What does a cancer survivor look like? Are they skinny, do they have hair? Do they look sick? Are they young or old? For Kenyan resident Belinda Sangona, not only did she survive a deadly form of brain tumor, but today she shares her story of survivorship.


“I’m 41 years old and a native of Kenya. Around two years earlier, I was diagnosed with brain tumor. My life was forever changed when after I heard my diagnoses,” recalls Belinda. The suspicion of brain tumor started after it began taking its toll on Belinda’s health, “I was experiencing severe headaches, and I knew something was wrong. I visited my doctor who advised to get an MRI Scan done. When the results of the MRI came back and the doctor told me I had a brain tumor, I wanted to scream. I was devastated and cried uncontrollably. “Why me, Lord?” I yelled.”


Afraid and unsure about what she should do next, Belinda got in touch with Vaidam Health. “Vaidam was a Godsend I tell you, they helped me through the worst period of my life.” After speaking to her Case Manager, Belinda felt a huge burden was off her shoulders, “I felt a huge burden being lifted off my shoulders; it gave me hope that I can fight the tumor with the help of doctors in India”. After reviewing multiple hospitals with her Case Manager, Belinda decided to get treated at Fortis Memorial Research Institute at Gurgaon, Haryana. “She (Case Manager) took me through the whole procedure and helped me choose the best healthcare facility, the whole procedure was uncomplicated and very encouraging.”


Belinda arrived in New Delhi on the 2nd of August for her appointment with Dr. Sandeep Vaishya. After going through an MRI scan, Dr. Vaishya informed Belinda that she had a Meningioma tumor and that she would need surgery as soon as possible. Two days later, Belinda was ready for her brain tumor removal. “I was so nervous before surgery, but speaking to Dr. Vaishya definitely made me feel more at ease.”


During the surgery, Dr. Vaishya- the best surgeon for brain tumors in India, removed almost 95% of the brain tumor, which turned out to be glioblastoma (a malignant tumor affecting the brain or spine). “I didn’t feel any pain when I awoke after surgery, but I couldn’t move my right leg or arm. I could only wiggle my right thumb a little bit. Three days later, I was put into recovery, then subsequently into rehab.”


“Within a few days, I could move my arm, and then leg a little bit. Two weeks after surgery, I was eating without any help, walking with a walker and visiting the Cafe Coffee Day shop downstairs” recalls Belinda. Belinda was discharged subsequently and on the 22nd of August, returned to Kenya fully satisfied with how her recovery was progressing.


Now back in Kenya, Belinda sends her love, “The amazing doctors, nurses and therapists at Fortis- one of the best brain tumor hospitals in India, took excellent care of me and pushed me to get better each day. Their positive attitudes were contagious. Everyone from the receptionists to the cab driver was considerate and truly caring.”


Vaidam thanks Belinda for giving us the opportunity to help her find a hospital in India and assist her during her trip to India. We wish her a quick recovery and all the success for the future.

Author Name
Manpreet Kaur

Published Date
: 12-Oct-2018

Manpreet Kaur is an Engineer by education but found her interests in research and writing. Her prolific career spans the world of health, travel and digital marketing. She is a music lover who can be found with headphones on at any time of the day. If not found in office, then it is for sure she had packed her bag and is on trip to quench her thirst for adventure.

Trying to extract the best out of life, she has eclectic mind trapped in a peripatetic body.

Share Articles

Need Help?

Just let us know. We will be happy to assist you

To overcome restrictions due to Corona Virus, we are offering Paid Tele/Video Consultation from top doctors. Let us know if you are interested & we will contact you.

After submitting the form, check your email for instructions to share patient information and medical reports.




About Vaidam

Patients from 60+ countries have trusted Vaidam


Why Vaidam


NABH Certified Healthcare Discovery Platform

Vaidam is NABH certified healthcare discovery platform that will connect you to top-notch medical experts, hospitals, wellness options, and trusted travel partners in India to help identify and make the right healthcare choices.

Researched & Personalized Treatment Plan - Under One Roof

You can search for the best hospitals in India to treat cancer and ailments of the heart, bones or kidney, read about them, view photographs of the facilities at the hospitals and the places at which the hospitals are located, and check the cost of treatment.

Quality Treatment Within Your Budget

As soon as you post an enquiry, the patient relation team will collect details from you, share them with the doctors and hospitals on Vaidam's panel, and get a personalized treatment plan. We research to get quality treatment within your budget.

Treatment to Travel

Vaidam concierge assists patients, to get medical Visa to travel to India, the best airline fares and arrangements for your stay. Our concierge also helps you with daily travel, language, and food concerns. Vaidam does everything to be your perfect host in India. All of Vaidam’s services are free of cost to patients.

Pan-India Reach

If you are looking for medical care in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad or Ahmedabad, Vaidam Health has a network in each of those cities.

Vaidam News


Vaidam Health gets the prestigious NABH accreditation

Vaidam Health gets the prestigious NABH accreditation

Read more

Vaidam Media - Medical Travel Today

Vaidam Health Coverage by Medical Travel Today - The Authoritative Newsletter for Medical Tourism

Read more

Vaidam Health YourStory News

Vaidam Health gets covered by 'Your Story', India's Leading Online Magazine

Read more

Know how it works in less than 90 secs

View More Updates




Note: Vaidam Health does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The services and information offered on are intended solely for informational purposes and cannot replace the professional consultation or treatment by a physician. Vaidam Health discourages copying, cloning of its webpages and its content and it will follow the legal procedures to protect its intellectual property


Browse the website in:   English     Français   Русский     العَرَبِية



Thank you. We will contact you soon.