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Nancy from Kenya raised $805 to treat spina bifida.

Nancy
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$805
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Nancy's treatment was fully funded on October 1, 2015.

Photo of Nancy post-operation

October 5, 2015

Nancy received treatment for spina bifida.

“Nancy’s spina bifida repair was successful,” reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “The chances of her developing infection have been minimized. The surgery will also help prevent any development of tethered cord which is known to cause both scoliosis and kyphosis. Nancy is recovering well.”

“I want to send a special thank you to each and every person that contributed towards Nancy’s treatment,” says her mother. “Because of you, some of my financial burden has been lifted. Thank you!”

"Nancy’s spina bifida repair was successful," reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. "The chances of her develo...

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September 23, 2015

Meet Nancy, a five-day-old baby girl from Kenya. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), says, “Nancy is the last born in a family of four children and lives with her parents and two siblings in a two-room house.”

AMHF reports, “Five days ago, Nancy was born with a mass swelling on her lower backbone area in a hospital near their home. In the company of her mother, Nancy travelled over 450 kilometers to seek treatment.”

Nancy has spina bifida, which is a defect where part of the spinal cord is exposed through a gap in the backbone. AMHF says, “If Nancy does not receive treatment, she is at a risk of infection and development of tethered cord, which can lead to either scoliosis or kyphosis.”

Nancy needs a spina bifida closure. This procedure will close the defect over her spinal cord. AMHF says, “After a spina bifida closure, Nancy will no longer be at risk of infection developing in the exposed nerves and tissues. It will also prevent development of tethered cord.”

AMHF continues, “Nancy’s mother is a housewife while her father is a motorcyclist taxi operator and he supplements the little that he earns by cleaning his church.”

Nancy’s family needs $805 to cover the cost of treatment.

Nancy’s mother says, “I have heard people talk of this condition but I never thought it could happen to my child. This came to me as a shock and my prayer is that little Nancy will somehow get treated.’’

Meet Nancy, a five-day-old baby girl from Kenya. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), says, “Nancy is the last...

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Nancy's Timeline

  • September 23, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nancy was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • September 24, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nancy received treatment.

  • September 28, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nancy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 01, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nancy's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 05, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Nancy. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

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