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Success! Sakaiyan from Kenya raised $1,327 to fund corrective surgery.

Sakaiyan
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$1,327
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$0
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Fully funded
Sakaiyan's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2017.

Photo of Sakaiyan post-operation

November 2, 2017

Sakaiyan underwent corrective surgery.

Sakaiyan had two successful surgeries. She now has normal bowel function and is no longer at risk of complications.

“I lack words to express how grateful I am for the help I have received. We would not have done it without your assistance,” says her father.

Sakaiyan had two successful surgeries. She now has normal bowel function and is no longer at risk of complications. “I lack words to expr...

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July 11, 2017

Sakaiyan is a five-year-old girl from Kenya. She is playful but often reserved because she has an abnormal condition in a sensitive area. Sakaiyan’s parents can’t afford the surgeries required to treat their daughter’s condition.

Earlier this year, the family was referred to Watsi. In March, Sakaiyan received a colostomy. Doctors recommended she return in July for an anorectalplasty and colostomy closure. If left untreated, Sakaiyan will experience bowel dysfunction.

On July 13, Sakaiyan will receive the operation she needs to complete her treatment. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,327 to fund the surgery.

Sakaiyan’s father is grateful for the support. He says, “I want to see my daughter healthy so that she can lead a normal life like other children.”

Sakaiyan is a five-year-old girl from Kenya. She is playful but often reserved because she has an abnormal condition in a sensitive area. Sa...

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Sakaiyan's Timeline

  • July 11, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 13, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sakaiyan received 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.

  • August 8, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sakaiyan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 2, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sakaiyan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 1, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sakaiyan's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 25 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation Complete (2 stage)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,327 for Sakaiyan's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,274
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$44
Supplies
$0
Labs
$9

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Lesina

Lesina is a married mother of two. Her firstborn was born in 1995 and has special needs that require a lot of support from Lesina. Lesina likes spending a lot of time with her and ensures her safety all the time. Her other child is 13 and is a 5th grade student. Lesina sells tomatoes at a nearby market while her husband is a driver. They own a three-bedroom iron sheet-roofed house for shelter. She also raises some local chickens with free-range farming, but shared that most of them were stolen. Currently, her family has no land where they can do farming and usually has to buy food from the market. Lesina was well until 2019 when she started having a lot of abdominal pains and other symptoms. She went to a clinic and was given medication which helped for while. But, her condition kept recurring. In 2020, she started feeling a hard mass on the left side of her abdomen and when she came to the hospital again the clinician ordered a cancer screening for her. During the procedure, the nurse felt a mass that is suggestive of uterine fibroids. She was referred to a gynecologist who after scanning and examination confirmed the diagnosis of uterine fibroids and ordered surgical intervention of a procedure called total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) which is the full removal of the uterus. Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman's uterus. Sometimes these growths become quite large and cause severe abdominal pain and heavy bleeding. If left untreated, fibroids can continue to grow, both in size and number and the symptoms will become worse. The fibroids' pain may increase and the heavy bleeding may become worse leading to anemia which may be fatal. After the surgery, it is expected that Lesina will stop having abdominal pains and heavy bleedings and will lead a full, healthy life. She is scheduled for surgery on January 3rd and is appealing for financial support. Lesina says, “I have heard that some uterine fibroids can burst and cause serious problems, I don’t want that to happen to me. My handicapped firstborn needs me in sound health to continue caring for her. Kindly support my surgery.”

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