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Success! Malaso from Kenya raised $1,152 to fund a life-saving colostomy for her birth condition.

Malaso
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  • $1,152 raised, $0 to go
$1,152
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Malaso's treatment was fully funded on October 22, 2021.

Photo of Malaso post-operation

December 7, 2021

Malaso underwent a life-saving colostomy for her birth condition.

Malaso’s surgery was successful and it proceeded as planned. She’s now back home and the medical team has recommended no further surgeries for now but she will be visiting the clinic for review and follow up to ensure she heals completely.

Malaso’s father says, “We were scared when she went to surgery more than once. We are glad she has recovered and we now going home. She will be well.”

Malaso's surgery was successful and it proceeded as planned. She's now back home and the medical team has recommended no further surgeries f...

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October 13, 2021

Malaso is a six-month-old baby girl and the youngest child in a family of three children. Her mother stays home with the children and her father is the sole breadwinner of their family. He sells maize and beans to provide for the family.

A few days after Malaso was born, she was diagnosed with an anorectal malformation. She cannot pass stool and needs a needs a colostomy, or a procedure where the end of the colon is brought through an opening in the abdominal wall.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Malaso to receive treatment. On October 14th, she will undergo a colostomy at AMH’s care center. Once complete, Malaso will hopefully be able to live more comfortably and confidently. Now, she and her family need help raising $1,152 to fund her procedure and care.

Malaso’s father shared, “it has been hard for us to raise the transportation fees to the hospital for her treatment. It was a big blow for us financially when she developed a complication during her first surgery.”

Malaso is a six-month-old baby girl and the youngest child in a family of three children. Her mother stays home with the children and her fa...

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Malaso's Timeline

  • October 13, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 18, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Malaso 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.

  • October 18, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Malaso's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 22, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Malaso's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 7, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Malaso's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Colostomy Alone
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,152 for Malaso's treatment
Hospital Fees
$841
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$16
Supplies
$165
Labs
$29
Radiology
$46
Other
$55

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