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Andrew from Kenya raised $500 to get healthy.

Andrew
100%
  • $500 raised, $20 to go
$500
raised
$20
to go
Fully funded
Andrew's treatment was fully funded on November 4, 2013.

Photo of Andrew post-operation

Andrew received surgery to repair an abdominal hernia.

Andrew is doing well and is continuing to recuperate at home. He will no longer suffer from swelling or speech problems and will live a better quality of life because of the surgery.

Andrew’s mother told our medical partner: “I thank God for those who helped my son, I am very grateful. Now my boy can grow up like other children.”

Andrew is doing well and is continuing to recuperate at home. He will no longer suffer from swelling or speech problems and will live a bett...

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Andrew is a ten-year-old boy from Kenya who was born with a swollen area near his navel. The swelling is caused by a hernia of the intestine, and poses a risk of further intestinal complications.

Andrew’s mother has been carefully monitoring the situation and has taken him to various hospitals. Although she has been advised to seek surgery for her son, she has been unable to raise the necessary funds. Andrew’s condition has been gradually worsening, and is now affecting his ability to speak.

The African Mission Healthcare Foundation is asking for $500 to perform surgery to repair Andrew’s hernia. Our support will help Andrew recover fully, allowing him to return to a normal, productive life.

Andrew is a ten-year-old boy from Kenya who was born with a swollen area near his navel. The swelling is caused by a hernia of the intestine...

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Andrew's Timeline

  • October 28, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Andrew's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 4, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Andrew's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Andrew. Read the update.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

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Gatguon

Gatguon is an 8-week-old baby girl from a remote area of South Sudan. The civil war in South Sudan has made it difficult for many to access healthcare and treatment, including Gatguon's family. Gatguon was born with swelling in the back of her head. Upon referral to Old Fangak Clinic, the doctor diagnosed Gatguon with spina bifida, a type of neural tube defect in which the spine does not properly close around the spinal cord. Without treatment, Gatguon is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays. Gatguon urgently needs spina bifida repair surgery to correct the condition and reduce risk of infection. Unfortunately, this treatment is not available for her in South Sudan. Dr Jill Seaman and her team at Old Fangak Clinic facilitated Gatguon’s travel to Kenya – a long and difficult journey for a sick baby. Now, doctors at our medical partner's care center in Kenya will perform the surgery she needs. Gatguon’s parents have two kids. Her mother is a stay-at-home mom and her father is a vegetable farmer. They are hopeful that baby Gatguon will be treated and that they will continue taking care of her and loving her unconditionally. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Gatguon's family raise $1,151 to cover the cost of spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 20th and will hopefully spare Gatguon of further complications and allow her to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory. Gatguon’s mother shared, “We hope that our child will be treated.”

56% funded

56%funded
$654raised
$497to go

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