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Success! Victor from Kenya raised $743 to fund life-saving surgery for his birth condition.

Victor
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  • $743 raised, $0 to go
$743
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$0
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Fully funded
Victor's treatment was fully funded on December 30, 2021.

Photo of Victor post-operation

January 10, 2022

Victor underwent life-saving surgery for his birth condition.

Victor underwent his procedure and now back home and doing well. His family has tremendous relief that Victor can grow up healthy, without risk of future issues.

Victor’s mother says, “It was a worrying situation that could have endangered Victor’s life. I am so happy he got treated.”

Victor underwent his procedure and now back home and doing well. His family has tremendous relief that Victor can grow up healthy, without r...

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October 28, 2021

Two months ago, Victor was born very healthy in a facility near their home. They were discharged and when they arrived home, Victor started to cry and feel uncomfortable. He was not crying too much and his mother did not take it too seriously. The following day, Victor’s aunt visited them and noticed that he was crying a lot. To her, the cry was not normal. She talked to his mother about it and they decided to take a closer look at his belly. A few minutes later, they noticed that his stomach was swollen and later found out that he was not passing stool. They rushed Victor to the facility where he was born and upon examination, Victor was immediately referred to BethanyKids Hospital. Being an emergency, he was brought in an ambulance and taken to an emergency department. He had a colostomy surgery that is the first stage of his treatment. He recovered fully and now he has been scheduled for a second surgery to help heal his condition.

Victor is the last born in a family of six children. His parents are not well off financially. Both of them sell groceries and do casual labor when they can find it. The income they earn is just enough to feed the family. His parents are not in a position to raise any extra money for their son’s bill and are asking for financial support.

Victor’s mother says, “It is very hard for us to raise any money to cater for Victor’s bill. Thank you.”

Two months ago, Victor was born very healthy in a facility near their home. They were discharged and when they arrived home, Victor started ...

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Victor's Timeline

  • October 28, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Victor was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 9, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Victor 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.

  • November 10, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Victor's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 30, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Victor's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 10, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Victor's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

Treatment
Anorectoplasty
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $743 for Victor's treatment
Hospital Fees
$672
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$0
Labs
$9
Other
$36

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Cleophas

Cleophas is a 23-year-old farmer and student from a Kenyan family of eleven. He is studying at a technical training institute, and grows potatoes to help him pay his school fees. His wife is also a student taking an information technology course at the same institute, and they have a 2-year-old son. When schools are in session, they live in a rental house near their school, but during the holiday they stay at home and focus on farming as it is their main source of income. Cleophas was preparing timber for repair of their maize store, when one of the timbers fell on his leg and injured him. The heavy timber broke his leg, and when he was examined, he had a large wound on his left leg with tendons and proximal tibia exposed. He was rushed to theatre for incision and drainage and his fracture was stabilized with a long leg posterior splint. Now Cleophas is unable to use his swollen and painful leg. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On November 8th, Cleophas will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Cleophas will no longer be in pain, he will be able to use his leg and work to provide for family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this medical procedure. Cleophas says, "I am the sole bread winner in the family. Sometimes I give a helping hand to my parents so that my siblings can study. I feel so sorry for myself now that I cannot use my limb. Please help me so that my family may not suffer.”

43% funded

43%funded
$498raised
$647to go

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