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Damaris from Kenya raised $1,327 to fund corrective surgery.

Damaris
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  • $1,327 raised, $0 to go
$1,327
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Damaris's treatment was fully funded on April 15, 2019.

Photo of Damaris post-operation

February 16, 2020

Damaris underwent corrective surgery.

Damaris had successful surgery to create an anal opening in March 2019. She left for home to continue with anal dilation and hopefully have a colostomy closure later. However, our medical partner shared that after a review in October where she was found to be underweight, she did not return to the hospital. Efforts to reach her family through the phone have proved futile, but our hope is that she has started to gain weight and will return for additional care whenever her family chooses to do so.

Damaris had successful surgery to create an anal opening in March 2019. She left for home to continue with anal dilation and hopefully have ...

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March 6, 2019

Damaris is a toddler from Kenya. She is an active three-year-old girl. She lives with her parents and three elder siblings.

Damaris 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.

Damaris is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on March 7. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,327 to cover the total cost of Damaris’s procedure and care.

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

“I am glad I could get help from you,” says Damaris’s mother.

Damaris is a toddler from Kenya. She is an active three-year-old girl. She lives with her parents and three elder siblings. Damaris was b...

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Damaris's Timeline

  • March 6, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 7, 2019
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Damaris 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.

  • March 7, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Damaris's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 15, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Damaris's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 16, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 35 donors

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

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Dar

Dar is a 21-day-old baby girl who lives with her parents and her brother in a village in the border area of Karen State in Burma. Dar was born at home with the help of a traditional birth attendant. Two days after she was born, Dar's mother noticed a problem when Dar was passing stool. She told Dar’s father to call a medic from the clinic to their home. The medic realized that Dar was born with a anorectal condition and shared with Dar’s mother that baby Dar would urgently need surgery to receive a colostomy. Dar’s parents are subsistence farmers who grow rice and raise chickens. They also forage for vegetables in the jungle and go fishing when they want to eat fish. To purchase staples that they cannot produce such as salt and oil, Dar’s father works as an agricultural day labourer during the rainy season. However, since the rainy season has not yet begun, they currently have no income. However, their daily needs are fulfilled from living off the land. If they are sick and need to seek treatment, they go to the free clinic in their village run by Burma Medical Association (BMA). Fortunately our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund is helping Dar's family access the medical care she needs. They need help raising $1,500 to fund the treatment she needs. “We had to borrow money so far for Dar’s treatment and my husband cannot work,” said Dar’s mother. “I want to send my baby to school until she graduates so that she can become educated. I want this for her future because I only went to school until grade four. After she completes her studies, she can become whatever she wants one day.”

61% funded

61%funded
$925raised
$575to go

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