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Roy from Kenya raised $1,500 for corrective surgery to heal his birth condition.

Roy
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Roy's treatment was fully funded on October 8, 2021.
October 8, 2021

Roy underwent corrective surgery for his birth condition but later had complications.

We just received an update from our medical partner that we want to share with you. Roy underwent surgery for his congenital abnormality that impacted his ability to pass stool. His condition requires multiple procedures to heal and, unfortunately, two days after his most recent procedure, he passed away at the hospital. His family is deeply saddened and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time. His mother shared, “We were not prepared for this tragedy but I’m grateful for the help.”

We are committed to sharing all outcomes transparently, even the ones we wish were different. Thank you so much for your kindness and support for Roy and his family.

We just received an update from our medical partner that we want to share with you. Roy underwent surgery for his congenital abnormality tha...

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September 15, 2021

Roy is 1-year-old baby boy and the only child in his family. After he was born, his father stopped supporting Roy and his mother. Roy and his mother moved to his grandmother’s home, and his grandmother sells farm products to sustain them. His mother is not able to work because Roy needs her attention, but sometimes she does some casual jobs when she can bring Roy along. The family does not have insurance and is asking for financial help.

Two weeks after Roy was born, his mother noticed that his stomach was swollen and he was not passing stool. She rushed him to a nearby hospital for examination and Roy was urgently referred to another facility where he underwent a colostomy. His mother was informed that Roy was born with a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. He needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction. The facility Roy was at stopped offering surgeries and so he was referred to our medical partner’s care center Bethany Kids Hospital for surgery.

Roy is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on September 16th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Roy’s procedure and care.

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

Roy’s mother says, “I would like my child to grow up healthy as other kids so that I can be independent and provide for him.”

Roy is 1-year-old baby boy and the only child in his family. After he was born, his father stopped supporting Roy and his mother. Roy and hi...

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Roy's Timeline

  • September 15, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 16, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Roy was scheduled to receive 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.

  • September 19, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Roy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 8, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Roy's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Roy's treatment was started but not completed. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation Complete (3 stage)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,986 for Roy's treatment
Subsidies fund $486 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,800
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$82
Supplies
$0
Labs
$9
Other
$95

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