Success! Elias from Kenya raised $720 to fund surgery to correct hydrocephalus.

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Elias's treatment was fully funded on August 10, 2023.
  • Elias's story
  • Elias's update
February 21, 2023

Photo of Elias post-operation

August 15, 2023

Elias underwent surgery to heal his hydrocephalus.

Elias’s surgery was done successfully at our facility with no complications during the surgery or after. He was discharged home with his fam...

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Elias's Timeline

  • February 21, 2023

    Elias was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 22, 2023

    Elias 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.

  • February 26, 2023

    Elias's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 10, 2023

    Elias's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 15, 2023

    Elias's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Alazar is a sweet boy from Ethiopia. He is the seventh child in his family. Five of the children are girls and two are boys. He loves to sing songs, go to church, try martial arts, and drink juice. His dad is diabetic and his condition causes him to faint often. He has government health insurance and gets treatment in a local government hospital. Because of his condition, Alazar's dad cannot work. His mom makes traditional bread and sells it on the street to feed her children. She makes her bread by firewood and this makes it hard for her to always have the smoke of the wood making the bread. She is the only one who works for income in their family, but her older children help with housework. They bring water from the spring carrying it on their back. She proudly sends all her children to school. Alazar underwent an earlier 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 Alazar'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 $1,009 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Alazar. The surgery is scheduled to take place on January 9th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Alazar's mom said: “After he gets the treatment and heals I will praise my Lord. I will tell everyone who knows me about the hand of God. I did ask God ‘to heal my baby. You gave me this child; don’t take it away from me. I always cry and pray.’ I hope God has heard my prayer leading me to you. I will go to my church and testify what God did to all community in the church.”

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