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Success! Winfred from Kenya raised $1,393 to fund life-changing surgery to correct a congenital abnormality.

Winfred
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  • $1,393 raised, $0 to go
$1,393
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Fully funded
Winfred's treatment was fully funded on August 25, 2020.

Photo of Winfred post-operation

August 7, 2020

Winfred underwent life-changing surgery to correct a congenital abnormality.

Winfred had successful surgery in our facility. She is now recovering at home. Her aunt brings her to clinics regularly to follow up with her doctor who is assesses her recovery. The surgery will allow Winfred to pass stool normally and regain her self-esteem.

Winfred’s aunt shared, “It is a great feeling to know that Winfred was treated and that she is now recovering.”

Winfred had successful surgery in our facility. She is now recovering at home. Her aunt brings her to clinics regularly to follow up with he...

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July 19, 2020

Winfred is a young teenage girl from Kenya. She is the first born in a family of three children and lives with her mother and aunt. Her mother sells groceries and her aunt is a cleaner in a local dispensary.

Winfred was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. She needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction which has made her life very difficult.

Winfred is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on July 20th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,393 to cover the total cost of Winfred’s procedure and care.

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

Winfred’s aunt shared, “I will be grateful to see that Winfred gets treated.”

Winfred is a young teenage girl from Kenya. She is the first born in a family of three children and lives with her mother and aunt. Her moth...

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Winfred's Timeline

  • July 19, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Winfred was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 20, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Winfred 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.

  • July 20, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Winfred's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 7, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Winfred's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 25, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Winfred's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation Complete (2 stage)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,393 for Winfred's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,273
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$44
Supplies
$0
Labs
$9
Other
$67

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Alex

Alex is a social seven-year-old boy and the oldest child in a family of three children. His parents rely on small scale farming for food and other basic needs. Alex has been diagnosed with left varus and right valgus on his legs. When Alex learned to walk, his parents noticed his condition and they thought it would subside as he got older. The larger bone, or tibia, in his left calf is misaligned with the larger bone in his thigh, or femur, while the bone at the knee joint of the right leg is angled out and away from the body's midline. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, Alex experiences pain and difficulty in walking. He has not yet joined school, mainly because the only school in his family's village is far from home and he cannot walk all the way there due to his condition. When Alex and his parents visited his grandfather, he was deeply concerned by Alex's condition and brought him to the care center of our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), for treatment. Alex is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on September 10th. Treatment will hopefully restore Alex's mobility, allowing him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decreasing his risk of future complications. Now, AMH, is requesting $880 to fund Alex's surgery. Alex’s grandfather shared, "I felt really bad seeing how my grandson‘s legs have been deformed. I know his parents are not financially stable and neither am I. I remember the team from your hospital that visited our village to educate us on treatable disability and the possibility of him getting treatment and I am hopeful that he will be well. Please help him."

51% funded

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$455raised
$425to go

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