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Baba from Mali raised $770 to get healthy.

Baba
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  • $770 raised, $0 to go
$770
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Baba's treatment was fully funded on May 17, 2013.

Photo of Baba post-operation

Baba received a TURP (transurethral resection of prostate) procedure to remove excess prostate tissue.

With the successful procedure, Baba is no longer dependent on a urinary catheter. He is now pain free and no longer isolated by his illness. Baba has returned to a healthy, peaceful life.

Baba said “the support I have received is like a miracle, because I had never even hoped to have the means to access this treatment.”

With the successful procedure, Baba is no longer dependent on a urinary catheter. He is now pain free and no longer isolated by his illness....

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For three years, Baba has been avoiding public life due to his reliance on a urinary catheter. Baba has urinary retention due to BPH, or an enlarged prostate. Because he has not had the resources to get an operation, Baba has been using a stopgap treatment, a urinary catheter that he has to have treated and drained every four days. The stigma of the catheter has seriously impacted his quality of life, as he has not been able to go out in public due to pain and catheter related odors.

In spite of these challenges, Baba remains optimistic and enthusiastic about life. He is a neighborhood comedian, and he never misses a game of cards. His providers say that he is a warrior!

Baba needs a total of $770 in order to have a procedure called a TURP (transurethral resection of prostate). This treatment will remove excess prostate tissue. This will prevent future possible cancerous growth, and, most importantly, Baba will no longer be dependant on a catheter.

Donating $30 will entirely cover the cost of the medication that Baba needs. $60 will pay for his lab analysis, and $80 will pay for his hospitalization. The total cost of the surgery will be $600. Working together, we can help this comedian get back into the community that he adores!

For three years, Baba has been avoiding public life due to his reliance on a urinary catheter. Baba has urinary retention due to BPH, or an ...

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Baba's Timeline

  • May 8, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Baba's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 17, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Baba's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Baba. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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Nashon

Nashon is a farmer, a husband, and a father of one. He grows potatoes while his wife is a hair salonist. Nashon dropped out of school in grade 8 because of lack of funds at home. The young family is hardworking but since Nashon fractured his leg, he hasn’t been able to work in his farm and he is relied on as the breadwinner of his family. His wife says “It has not been easy for me since he broke his leg. I have to work extra hard to feed my family since he is the pillar of our family.” Their family lives in a single room house with grass as its roof. One month ago, Nashon experienced a severe road traffic accident that costed him a right tibia fracture. Nashon was a passenger in a motorbike which lost control and clenched into a ditch. He sustained an open fracture in his right leg. He was rushed to Kapsowar Hospital where he needed emergency surgery to clean his wounds. He was discharged with a cast to recover at home. Three weeks later, Nashon returned to hospital for a normal checkup. During the visit, It was recognized that his fracture had not healed and he needs a surgery to heal and stabilize a broken bone. Nashon is unable to use his leg, work, and provide for his family. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. If Nashon undergoes a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation, Nashon will be able to use his leg, work and provide for his family. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1145 to fund this procedure. Nashon says, "It has been hard to carry out my normal duties especially going to my farm. I look forward to getting well so that I can support my family.”

34% funded

34%funded
$398raised
$747to go

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