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Success! Jackson from Kenya raised $1,327 to fund corrective surgery.

Jackson
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  • $1,327 raised, $0 to go
$1,327
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jackson's treatment was fully funded on March 27, 2019.

Photo of Jackson post-operation

August 4, 2019

Jackson underwent corrective surgery.

Surgery was successful!

“I will never forget this hospital or Watsi for the great love and compassion, they have shown us. May God remember your good deeds,” says Jackson’s father.

Surgery was successful! “I will never forget this hospital or Watsi for the great love and compassion, they have shown us. May God remem...

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February 14, 2019

Jackson is a child from Kenya. Jackson 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.

Jackson 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 Jackson’s procedure and care.

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

“Please help us and we will appreciate,” says Jackson’s father.

Jackson is a child from Kenya. Jackson was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial...

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Jackson's Timeline

  • February 14, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 15, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jackson 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 15, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jackson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 27, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jackson's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 04, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jackson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 27 donors

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

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Irshad

Irshad was diagnosed with an anorectal malformation a day or two after birth. This followed frequent vomiting, poor feeding and distention of his abdomen. A colostomy (a perforation on his abdomen to aid in passing stool) was put in place at day three and after six weeks a pull-through procedure was done. This was to create an anal opening. In order to keep the newly created anus from closing, Irshad’s parents were advised to do dilation which according to them, they faithfully did. Upon review, the doctor noted that the anal opening was not well dilated and would need a revision. The doctor then referred them to Watsi Medical Partner care center BethanyKids Hospital where surgery has been recommended. If not treated, Irshad will not be able to pass stool normally. The cost of buying colostomy bags has proven to be quite expensive for his parents and thus, they have resulted to using old clothes. This puts little Irshad at risk of infection and scarring at the colostomy site due to occasional leakages. Irshad’s parents hoped that the national health insurance fund would help fund the treatment, but since it is a repeat surgery, their request was turned down. Irshad’s father is employed casually as an office messenger while his mother is a full-time mom. Irshad is the second born of two children. He lives with his parents and elder brother in a two-room rental house in the coastal region of Kenya. His father assures that he can raise Kes15,000, but that is not enough to support the surgery needed and thus appeals for help.

49% funded

49%funded
$351raised
$357to go

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