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Success! Jalen from Kenya raised $650 to fund a colostomy closure for his congential condition.

Jalen
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  • $650 raised, $0 to go
$650
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Jalen's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.

Photo of Jalen post-operation

December 2, 2020

Jalen underwent a colostomy closure for his congential condition.

Jalen had successful surgery in our partner’s facility. Having been born without an anus, Jalen was not able to pass stool at all, which is a very serious condition. His family is relieved that now he can pass stool properly. His parents are very happy.

Jalen’s mother shared, “I am very grateful for the financial help I have received.”

Jalen had successful surgery in our partner's facility. Having been born without an anus, Jalen was not able to pass stool at all, which is ...

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September 14, 2020

Jalen is a baby from Kenya. Jalen’s father is a smallholder farmer while his mom takes care of the house. She recently completed college and is yet to secure a job. Jalen has a 7-year-old sibling and together they all live in a small, rented house.

To help treat his anorectal condition, Jalen underwent a colostomy, in which the end of the colon is brought through an opening in the abdominal wall. This surgery is often performed to bypass bowel malformations, but colostomies are usually temporary and may call for closure. In Jalen’s case, his colostomy requires closure in order to restore bowel function and prevent future complications as he grows and develops.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $650 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Jalen. The surgery is scheduled to take place on September 15th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Jalen’s mother says, “It will be great joy to us as a family when Jalen undergoes his last surgery.”

Jalen is a baby from Kenya. Jalen’s father is a smallholder farmer while his mom takes care of the house. She recently completed college and...

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Jalen's Timeline

  • September 14, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jalen was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • September 15, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jalen received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH). 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.

  • September 15, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jalen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 01, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jalen's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 02, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jalen's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
Colostomy Closure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $650 for Jalen's treatment
Hospital Fees
$601
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$18
Supplies
$0
Other
$31

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Koem Hen

Koem Hen is a mother of five and a 62-year-old rice farmer who has three daughters, two sons, and many grandchildren. Because Koem Hen is older, she no longer works in the field. Nowadays, she helps her youngest daughter to take care of grandchildren and sell food out of their house. Her husband passed away from tetanus 20 years ago. In her free time, she likes to listen to the radio, especially the chanting and preaching of the monks, and watch Khmer dramas on TV. Ten years ago, Koem Hen developed a pterygium in her right eye, causing her eye to look unsightly, with itchiness and frequent tearing. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside. When Koem Hen learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours with her daughter seeking treatment. Koem Hen needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $216. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for January 18th. Koem Hen shared, "I hope that after surgery, I will have good eyesight again. I want to take care of myself and my grandchildren, cook for my family, and help my daughter."

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