Success! Susan from Kenya raised $1,165 to fund corrective surgery.

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Fully funded
Susan's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.
  • Susan's story
  • Susan's update
June 29, 2017

Photo of Susan post-operation

August 22, 2017

Susan underwent corrective surgery.

Her surgery was successful. Osteotomy treatment will help her walk, play with her friends, and join school. Her mother says, "I expect to...

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Susan's Timeline

  • June 29, 2017

    Susan was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 10, 2017

    Susan received treatment at AIC Cure International Hospital 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.

  • August 10, 2017

    Susan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 22, 2017

    Susan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 8, 2018

    Susan's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 23 donors

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Chrispine is a four-year-old boy from Malawi. He has two other siblings, one twin brother and one sister. His mother Everes, had two sets of twins, but tragically lost one of the girls shortly after birth. Christpine's mother sells vegetables and her husband is a farm worker. Chrispine likes playing and enjoys all kinds of food. Chrispine was born with bilateral inguinal hernia, which are lumps on both sides of the lower abdomen resulting from a weakness of the abdominal wall. His mother has been awaiting for an opportunity for surgery at a nearby hospital, but recently Chrispine has been experiencing a lot of pain. The condition has also affected his mother's ability to work, which has caused an income reduction for the family. A former beneficiary of the surgery support program at our medical partner's care facility, Partners in Hope Medical Centre, advised the family to seek help there. The diagnosis of bilateral inguinal hernia was confirmed and the need for a surgical intervention emphasized. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Chrispine receive treatment. On March 19th, surgeons at PIH will perform a hernia repair surgery, after which Chrispine is expected to make a full recovery. Now, Chrispine's family needs help to fund this $575 procedure. Chrispine's mother says, “I am grateful for the entire support given to my son and I am finally looking forward to surgery that will bring the long-awaited healing.”

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