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Success! Twahla from Kenya raised $708 to fund treatment for Hirchsprung's Disease.

Twahla
100%
  • $708 raised, $0 to go
$708
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Twahla's treatment was fully funded on May 28, 2020.

Photo of Twahla post-operation

June 8, 2020

Twahla underwent treatment for Hirchsprung's Disease.

Our medical partner just shared the good news with us that Twalha had successful surgery. His condition was rectified fully making him able to pass stool normally. His mother will continue to bring him for follow-up and review by the medical team to ensure healthy healing and development. With this treatment, Twalha can have a more full and active life in the years ahead.

Twalha’s mother was very happy for the support. She shared, “Thank you very much for sponsoring my child’s surgery!”

Our medical partner just shared the good news with us that Twalha had successful surgery. His condition was rectified fully making him able ...

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April 30, 2020

Two weeks after his birth, Twahla’s mother noticed that he had not yet passed stool. From the nearest hospital, his mother was advised to use glycerine to lubricate his opening and aid in passing stool. However at six months, the glycerine was no longer effective. They were advised to try another treatment and at seven months, they were referred to Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center BethanyKids Hospital where a biopsy was done. Doctors diagnosed Twahla with Hirschsprung’s Disease. His doctors recommend a pull-through procedure to aid in passing stool normally.

Twahla is the second born in a family of two children. His mother is a housewife while his father is a salesperson with a very limited income. The family lives in a two-room rental house in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. They had the national insurance health insurance coverage, but have exhausted their NHIF benefit kit and are not able to raise the additional funds needed.

“Please help my son get through with this treatment,” shared Twahla’s mother.

Two weeks after his birth, Twahla’s mother noticed that he had not yet passed stool. From the nearest hospital, his mother was advised to u...

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Twahla's Timeline

  • April 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Twahla was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 6, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Twahla's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 14, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Twahla 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.

  • May 28, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Twahla's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 8, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Twahla's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

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

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