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Stanley from Kenya raised $1,185 to fund cleft palate repair surgery.

Stanley
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  • $1,185 raised, $0 to go
$1,185
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Stanley's treatment was fully funded on November 21, 2021.
December 7, 2021

Stanley did not yet undergo cleft palate repair surgery.

We just received an update from our medical partner that we wanted to share with you. Stanley’s family has decided to postpone his surgery as he has already undergone so much treatment and care. We hope that you can support another patient who is in need of surgery. Thank you for your understanding as Stanley’s family determines the best course of healing for their son.

We just received an update from our medical partner that we wanted to share with you. Stanley's family has decided to postpone his surgery a...

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October 26, 2021

Stanley is a student and the firstborn in a family of two. His parents are small-scale farmers who grow food crops for a living. They practice farming on a small piece of ancestral land where they also reside. His father occasionally can find extra jobs to help make ends meet.

Stanley was born with Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate, which is an opening in the roof of his mouth and his lip. Due to this, Stanley has always had difficulty eating and talking.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Stanley receive treatment. On October 27th, surgeons will perform a procedure to heal his cleft palate so he will be able to eat and talk well. Now, Stanley’s family needs help to fund this $1,185 procedure.

Stanley father says, “My son is young and is struggling to catch up in school. He has been in and out of hospitals seeking help. I hope he gets the assistance so that he can grow into a successful young man.”

Stanley is a student and the firstborn in a family of two. His parents are small-scale farmers who grow food crops for a living. They practi...

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Stanley's Timeline

  • October 26, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 27, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Stanley was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital 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 29, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Stanley's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 7, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Stanley is no longer raising funds.

  • December 7, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Stanley's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

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Treatment
Debridement & Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,185 for Stanley's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,020
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$85
Supplies
$0
Labs
$23
Other
$57
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Symptoms include burns, open wound, pain and Inability/difficulty in walking, infection, scarring and disfigurement. Debridement and skin grafting are surgical processes used to treat serious wounds and burns.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

The condition involves an open wound, pain and inability or difficulty in walking. The wound affects the ability to work or perform normal daily tasks.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Damaged skin and wounds are common in Kenya due to poor living conditions. Families use open flames for cooking and warmth, leading to burns. Traumatic wounds from farming accidents, road accidents, and violence are also common. Poorly controlled diabetes, an emerging problem, also causes infection and skin breakdown.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Debridement is the removal of dead/damaged tissue skin, and skin grafting is the process of covering damaged areas with healthy skin. Skin grafting involves the transplantation of skin from one body site to another. The transplanted tissue is called a skin graft.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Treatment heals the wound and restores normal functioning.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

The risks of treatment are limited. The skin graft may fail or may become infected.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are few quality centers in developing countries. Hospitals lack adequate resources and expertise to treat this condition.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Amputation, if treatment is delayed. Usually, by the time the patient has come to one of the AMHF partner hospitals, other approaches such as antibiotics and dressing changes have already been tried.

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San is a 38-year-old woman who lives with her daughter and two sons in a village near Mae Sot, Thailand. San’s two sons work as agricultural day labourers on a farm. San’s daughter is a second grade student. San stopped working on the farm about four months ago when she first developed problems with her vision. The money that her two sons earn is not enough to cover their household expenses and pay for her daughter’s school fees since she stopped working. They have had to borrow money to pay for basics like food. San has cataract and glaucoma. Currently, San has lost most of her vision in her right eye. Her right eye is painful and always waters. If she tries to focus her vision to make out someone’s face, her eyes will hurt, and she develops a headache. In her free time, San like to clean her house and plant vegetables. She said, “I hope that I will get better soon so that I can go back to work and pay back my debts. I want to support my daughter so that she can become an educated person. I want to live happily with my family for the rest of my life.” Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for San. On February 22nd, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove San's natural lenses and replace them with an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. San said, “I am so upset that my condition worsens every day. I cannot sleep well because I am worried about what will happen if I do not get better. I am upset that I cannot work and my two sons have to work and support me. I feel so sad for my two sons.’’

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$1,075raised
$425to go

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