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Success! Lazaru from Kenya raised $708 to fund anorectal malformation treatment.

Lazaru
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  • $708 raised, $0 to go
$708
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lazaru's treatment was fully funded on June 5, 2020.

Photo of Lazaru post-operation

June 16, 2021

Lazaru underwent treatment for his life-threatening birth condition.

Our medical partner just shared an update on Lazaro. He had successful surgery and had a lengthy stay at the hospital. He is now home and doing well! Lazaro is able to pass stool properly and his mother brings him to follow up clinics so his doctor can support a full recovery. He’ll have one final stage of surgery and then his condition will be fully treated.

Lazaro’s mother shared, “I am so thankful for your financial support.”

Our medical partner just shared an update on Lazaro. He had successful surgery and had a lengthy stay at the hospital. He is now home and do...

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March 3, 2020

Lazaru was diagnosed with an anorectal malformation a day after birth. This is a condition where Lazaru was born without an anal opening. While changing his diapers, his mother noticed that Lazaru had not passed stool since he was born. His abdomen was distended and he was quite irritable. A closer look confirmed that their son lacked an anal opening. This was unheard of and discreetly, his parents rushed him to the nearest hospital.

Lazaru was further referred and a colostomy put in place when he was three days old. A second surgery would be needed later on to create an anal opening. The funds they had were exhausted and thus could not afford to pay for the subsequent surgery. A previous Watsi beneficiary from their village advised them to visit BethanyKids Hospital where they could get assistance. With hopes high, they set out. The creation of an anal opening is needed without which, Lazaru risks scarring at the colostomy site due to occasional leakages and infection.

Lazaru lives with his parents and elder brother in a one-room traditional house in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. His parents are subsistence farmers and own a few goats. His family was also advised to apply for national health insurance to support future needs, which they did not know was possible. They are appealing for help towards their son’s surgical care.

“A friend told us that we would get help from here and we are happy even for the warm reception,” says Lazaru’s mother.

Lazaru was diagnosed with an anorectal malformation a day after birth. This is a condition where Lazaru was born without an anal opening. Wh...

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Lazaru's Timeline

  • March 3, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 3, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lazaru's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 25, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lazaru 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.

  • June 5, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lazaru's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 16, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lazaru's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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

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