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Samson from Kenya raised $1,327 to fund corrective surgery.

Samson
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  • $1,327 raised, $0 to go
$1,327
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$0
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Fully funded
Samson's treatment was fully funded on March 2, 2019.

Photo of Samson post-operation

February 16, 2020

Samson underwent corrective surgery.

Samson underwent successful PASRP treatment early last year. As part of the normal course of treatment, he left for home to undergo anal dilations and ensure that scar tissue does not form on the surgical site. He missed some of his follow-up clinic appointments and was admitted to the hospital in October 2019 with severe malnutrition. Once he was discharged, his family did not turn up for their follow-up clinics. During follow up by phone, our medical partner sadly learned that Samson recently passed away after suffering severe diarrhea. Our hearts go out to Samson’s family during this difficult time.

Samson underwent successful PASRP treatment early last year. As part of the normal course of treatment, he left for home to undergo anal dil...

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February 14, 2019

Samson is a young boy from Kenya. He is the fourth of five children.

Samson was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. He needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction.

Samson is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on February 15. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,327 to cover the total cost of Samson’s procedure and care.

After his recovery, Samson will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future.

“People are friendly here and I have faith Samson will get help,” says Samson’s father.

Samson is a young boy from Kenya. He is the fourth of five children. Samson was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnorma...

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Samson's Timeline

  • February 14, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 15, 2019
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Samson was scheduled to receive 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 15, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 02, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samson's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 16, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Samson's treatment was started but not completed. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation Complete (2 stage)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,327 for Samson's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,274
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$44
Supplies
$0
Labs
$9

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