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Irshad is a baby boy from Kenya who needs $708 to fund anorectoplasty surgery.

Irshad
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  • $246 raised, $462 to go
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February 14, 2020

Irshad was diagnosed with an anorectal malformation a day or two after birth. This followed frequent vomiting, poor feeding and distention of his abdomen. A colostomy (a perforation on his abdomen to aid in passing stool) was put in place at day three and after six weeks a pull-through procedure was done. This was to create an anal opening. In order to keep the newly created anus from closing, Irshad’s parents were advised to do dilation which according to them, they faithfully did. Upon review, the doctor noted that the anal opening was not well dilated and would need a revision.

The doctor then referred them to Watsi Medical Partner care center BethanyKids Hospital where surgery has been recommended. If not treated, Irshad will not be able to pass stool normally. The cost of buying colostomy bags has proven to be quite expensive for his parents and thus, they have resulted to using old clothes. This puts little Irshad at risk of infection and scarring at the colostomy site due to occasional leakages.

Irshad’s parents hoped that the national health insurance fund would help fund the treatment, but since it is a repeat surgery, their request was turned down. Irshad’s father is employed casually as an office messenger while his mother is a full-time mom. Irshad is the second born of two children. He lives with his parents and elder brother in a two-room rental house in the coastal region of Kenya. His father assures that he can raise Kes15,000, but that is not enough to support the surgery needed and thus appeals for help.

Irshad was diagnosed with an anorectal malformation a day or two after birth. This followed frequent vomiting, poor feeding and distention o...

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Irshad's Timeline

  • February 14, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 17, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Irshad was scheduled to receive 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.

  • February 17, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Irshad's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Irshad is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Irshad's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Anorectoplasty
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $708 for Irshad's treatment
Hospital Fees
$673
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$0
Labs
$9

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