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Success! Esther from Kenya raised $1,393 to fund a procedure to correct an anorectal malformation.

Esther
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  • $1,393 raised, $0 to go
$1,393
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Esther's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2020.

Photo of Esther post-operation

July 14, 2021

Esther underwent a series of procedures to correct her birth condition.

We’re so happy to share that Esther underwent 2 successful surgeries. She is now able to pass stool on her own and is no longer at risk of colostomy blockage and infection. After surgery, she recovered slowly and had a lengthy stay in the hospital. She is now doing well and enjoying being back home.

Ester’s mother is very happy for all the help medically and financially: “I just can’t believe that my daughter has been treated and now passing stool well. I am happy for the Watsi program for all the financial help.”

We're so happy to share that Esther underwent 2 successful surgeries. She is now able to pass stool on her own and is no longer at risk of c...

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December 2, 2020

Esther is a playful 1-year-old girl from Kenya. She lives with her mother and two siblings. Her father, who was the breadwinner of the family, disappeared after learning of his daughter’s condition. To supplement her husband’s earnings, Esther’s mother used to do laundry and plough farms for the neighbors. Currently, Esther’s mother is unable to work and provide for her family as she has to take care of Esther. As a result, Esther’s older siblings live with neighbors so that her mother can focus on her young daughter.

Esther was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. She needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction. After her recovery, Esther will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future.

Esther is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on December 3rd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,393 to cover the total cost of Esther’s procedure and care.

Esther’s mother shared, “I would really like Esther to be treated so that I can be able to provide for my family and be reunited with my children.”

Esther is a playful 1-year-old girl from Kenya. She lives with her mother and two siblings. Her father, who was the breadwinner of the famil...

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Esther's Timeline

  • December 2, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 3, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Esther's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 31, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Esther's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 25, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Esther 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.

  • July 14, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Esther's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation Complete (2 stage)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,393 for Esther's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,273
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$44
Supplies
$0
Labs
$9
Other
$67

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