Victor from Kenya raised $646 to fund surgery to heal his birth condition.

Victor
$646
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Victor's treatment was fully funded on November 1, 2021.
  • Victor's story
  • Victor's update
October 14, 2021
April 5, 2022

Victor will undergo surgery to heal his birth condition at a later time.

Our medical partner shared an update that due to a recurring illness, Victor needs to delay his planned surgery. It is important he is healt...

Read more

Victor's Timeline

  • October 14, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 14, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Victor was scheduled to receive 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.

  • October 15, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Victor's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 5, 2022
    FUNDING ENDED

    Victor is no longer raising funds.

  • April 5, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Victor's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

John is a hawker (the local name for a street vendor) from Kenya. He has six children all under the age of 18 years. His wife helps at home and John is the family's sole breadwinner. Lately, due to his condition, John has been unable to work. He has no alternate source of income, and shared that he is struggling to raise his family. John first started experiencing a loss of appetite and stomach pain in April 2022. He visited a local health center and was treated for stomach aches, but his condition did not improve. He later started having episodes of diarrhea and has lost a significant amount of weight. He also has been experiencing bleeding that has caused him anemia. As a result, he has had several blood transfusions and hospital admissions. Recently, a biopsy at Kijabe Hospital revealed that John has colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is a disease in which cells in the colon grow out of control. At the current stage, his doctors feel the cancer can be stopped surgically from spreading. However, the procedure has to be done as soon as possible because it is urgent. He is now scheduled to undergo surgery and needs support. Unfortunately, John does not have medical coverage and cannot afford the surgery. He is requesting financial assistance to support the $1,074 needed for his medical care. John says, “I cannot eat, and I have lost a lot of weight. I have had several blood transfusions because of bleeding. I need this surgery to help fight the cancer.”

$982raised
$91to go