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Success! Alex from Kenya raised $619 to fund corrective surgery.

Alex
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  • $619 raised, $0 to go
$619
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Alex's treatment was fully funded on February 20, 2019.
February 27, 2019

Alex underwent corrective surgery.

Alex had a successful surgery to close the colostomy.

“I would like to thank your foundation for your very generous gift. We really do appreciate it. Thank you again,” says Alex’s mother.

Alex had a successful surgery to close the colostomy. "I would like to thank your foundation for your very generous gift. We really do ap...

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January 31, 2019

Alex is a baby from Kenya. Alex lives with his two siblings and parents in the Eastern region of Kenya.

Alex 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 Alex’s case, his colostomy requires closure in order to restore bowel function and prevent future complications.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $619 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Alex. The surgery is scheduled to take place on February 1 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

“Please help us once again and we will appreciate,” says Alex’s mother.

Alex is a baby from Kenya. Alex lives with his two siblings and parents in the Eastern region of Kenya. Alex underwent a colostomy, in wh...

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Alex's Timeline

  • January 31, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Alex was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • February 01, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Alex received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH). 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.

  • February 01, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alex's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 20, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Alex's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 27, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Alex's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Colostomy Closure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $619 for Alex's treatment
Hospital Fees
$601
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$18
Supplies
$0

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