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Geoffrey from Kenya raised $1,500 to get healthy.

Geoffrey
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Geoffrey's treatment was fully funded on June 24, 2013.

Photo of Geoffrey post-operation

Geoffrey received surgery to enable him to pass stool properly.

A few days after Geoffrey’s initial operation, the doctors found that his colostomy needed to be redone. The second procedure was a success and Geoffrey now has the ability to properly pass stool. Geoffrey’s mother was thrilled with the outcome.

“We are very grateful for what Watsi did for us and our son,” she said. “We look forward to seeing him grow up normally like other children—thank you!”

A few days after Geoffrey’s initial operation, the doctors found that his colostomy needed to be redone. The second procedure was a success ...

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Seven-month-old Geoffrey has an inability to pass stool appropriately. Because his mother just finished secondary school and his father works in a stone mine, Geoffrey is mainly taken care of by his grandmother. Geoffrey’s grandmother is a loving caretaker, but she has two other grandchildren to raise and resources are spread thin. She is unable to afford Geoffrey’s medical care.

Geoffrey needs a proper anus reconstruction so he can pass stool through the right channel. His mother hopes for him “to have a life that is better than her own” so Geoffrey can “grow up responsible and determined.”

For $1,500, we can fund Geoffrey’s surgery so he can live a healthy and normal life!

Seven-month-old Geoffrey has an inability to pass stool appropriately. Because his mother just finished secondary school and his father work...

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Geoffrey's Timeline

  • June 24, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Geoffrey's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 24, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Geoffrey's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Geoffrey. Read the update.

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Funded by 1 donor

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Htet

Htet is a 14-year-old boy who lives with his parents in a village in Burma. Htet’s father peels coconuts for a living, while his mother works in a betel leaf garden. Their combined income is just enough for daily expenses. When Htet was nine months old, his mother noticed that his lips often turned blue when he cried. His symptoms were still there on his first birthday. His parents took him to a clinic in Yangon, where they were informed that Htet has a congenital heart disease. His father tried to treat him with traditional medicine, but Htet’s symptoms did not improve. When Htet is active, he feels very tired and has heart palpitations. He also eats very little and is often sick. Unfortunately, Htet has had to stop attending classes. He really enjoys school and hopes to become a teacher when he grows up. Htet and his parents visited our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, where they learned about Watsi and the possibility of having surgery. Htet's surgery is now scheduled for November 17. Htet's surgery will cost $1,500, which is too much for Htet's family to afford. Htet’s father says, “As a parent, both my wife and I feel very sad and guilty to see our son in this condition. I don’t care how long the treatment will take but if my son recovers, I can give my full time to him. My wife is worried and told me that she will work and that I must look after my son. If there is any way for my son to recover, I would sacrifice my life for him."

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