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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
raised
$0
to go
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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Bo

Bo is an eighth grader who lives in the school dormitory during the school year. During his free time, he likes to play the guitar, cook, and garden. He recently had his arm is amputated to help treat his bone cancer condition, so he is no longer able to play guitar anymore. His parents and his siblings live on the Thai-Burma border. His brother and his mother are day labourers while his father is retired. In May 2021, Bo began to experience pain in the top of his left forearm, close to his shoulder. In June 2021, the top of his left forearm began to swell until it spread towards his shoulder. The swelling grew very large, encompassing his left shoulder and upper forearm. Bo was in a lot of pain and could not use his left arm. Doctors diagnosed him with bone cancer and amputated his left arm to help stop his cancer from spreading further. He has also undergone chemo treatment after his amputation and now his doctor wants to do an MRI to assess his prognosis and plan for any further treatment that may be needed to protect his health. An MRI is an imaging procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images of bodily organs. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $814 to cover the cost of Bo's MRI and care, scheduled for March 11th. Bo said, "Since I finished my surgery and finished chemo injection, I am able to continue my studies without any pain. I hope that I will be able to continue my studies until I gradate from school."

69% funded

69%funded
$565raised
$249to go

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