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Success! Cosmas from Kenya raised $1,084 to fund a colostomy closure surgery.

Cosmas
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  • $1,084 raised, $0 to go
$1,084
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Cosmas's treatment was fully funded on September 4, 2021.

Photo of Cosmas post-operation

October 6, 2021

Cosmas underwent a colostomy closure surgery.

Cosmas had a successful surgery and is doing well! His family is relieved that he can now pass stool properly. His mother will continue to bring him for follow up clinics so his doctor can support his recovery.

Cosmas’ mother shared: “I am happy that now I can look for work and provide for my children.”

Cosmas had a successful surgery and is doing well! His family is relieved that he can now pass stool properly. His mother will continue to b...

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September 1, 2021

Cosmas is a 7-month-old baby and the last born in his family. His mother lost her job a few months ago due to spending more time at the hospital with him. She now solely relies on her talent for crocheting to earn a living. She specializes in making bags, sweaters, and socks. Cosmas’ father left their family a few years ago, after the birth of the first-born child. After he was treated, Cosmas’ father came back briefly, then left a few weeks later. He does not support them in any way, thus Cosmas’ mother is appealing for financial help for his medical care.

Cosmas underwent a colostomy, in which the end of the colon is brought through an opening in the abdominal wall. This surgery is often performed to bypass bowel malformations, but colostomies are usually temporary and may call for closure. In Cosmas’ case, his colostomy requires closure to restore bowel function and prevent future complications.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,084 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Cosmas. The surgery is scheduled to take place on September 2nd and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Cosmas’ mother says, “having raised my other child who also had some health complications and made it through successfully, I am determined that we will find a way for Cosmas’ surgery.”

Cosmas is a 7-month-old baby and the last born in his family. His mother lost her job a few months ago due to spending more time at the hosp...

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Cosmas's Timeline

  • September 1, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 2, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Cosmas 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.

  • September 3, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Cosmas's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 4, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Cosmas's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 6, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Cosmas's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Colostomy Closure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,084 for Cosmas's treatment
Hospital Fees
$810
Medical Staff
$48
Medication
$32
Supplies
$137
Labs
$5
Other
$52

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