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Brian is a 12-year-old boy from Kenya and the last born in a family of three children. Eleven months ago, Brian started experiencing some pain in his lower abdominal area. The pain would come and go after a few minutes. After a few weeks of enduring the pain, he opened up to his elder brother about what he was experiencing. Though Brian was hesitant to tell his father, Brian's brother talked to their father so that Brian could seek treatment for his condition. Upon visiting a nearby facility for examination, the doctor diagnosed Brian with a right inguinal hernia. However, the facility could not offer the surgical intervention required, so the physician referred Brian to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center BethanyKids Hospital for treatment. The hernia repair surgery Brian needs will relieve him of the pain and help him return to his normal life activities. This procedure is too costly for Brian and his family. His father is a bodaboda (motorcycle taxi) driver and his mother operates a small grocery shop. The income generated from both businesses is not enough for the family to pay for his surgery, so their family appeals for financial help. Fortunately, on December 31st, Brian will undergo a hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $444 to fund Brian's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. Brian’s father shared, "Knowing about Brian’s condition, I am afraid that without the surgical intervention, my son will not be well again. From our side, we are not able to raise any amount of money to cater for his surgery, so we have requested financial support."

$444raised
Fully funded

Anthony is a young infant from Kenya. A few days after he was born, Anthony started experiencing pain in his lower abdominal area. Being a newborn baby, his mother did not have an idea of what was happening apart from him crying. One day while bathing him, Anthony’s mother noticed some swelling in his scrotum and it was causing him to cry with pain. The following day, Anthony’s mother rushed him to a nearby facility for examination. The doctor prescribed him some medication, which did not prove effective. Later, Anthony developed a fever and was admitted at a different facility. While there, his mother was advised to take him to BethanyKids Hospital for review of the swollen area. There, Anthony was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia that needs surgical repair. At BethanyKids, the family requested for financial support. Since Anthony was a pre-term baby, the family had exhausted their finances covering the cost of his delivery and nursery care. Anthony's mother cleans clothes in an estate to support her two children. She has separated with Anthony's father, which she shared makes it hard for her to comfortably care for their family. Fortunately, on December 28th, Anthony will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $444 to fund Anthony's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to grow up healthy and live more comfortably. Anthony’s mother shared, “Before Anthony was born, we were expecting his father’s coverage through the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) to cater for his care. Now that we are separated, it is difficult for me to raise enough funds to even enroll for NHIF. As a single mother with no reliable source of income, I am not able to raise the required amount for the surgery.”

$444raised
Fully funded