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Antony from Kenya raised $805 for a spina bifida closure.

Antony
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  • $805 raised, $0 to go
$805
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Fully funded
Antony's treatment was fully funded on May 20, 2015.

Photo of Antony post-operation

June 1, 2015

Antony received surgery to close the open mass on his back.

“Antony successfully underwent a spina bifida closure,” his doctor tells us. “He is no longer at risk of severe infection leading to death. Antony’s risk of stool and urine incontinence and even tethered cord has been reduced. Antony has a chance of growing up normally and healthy.”

“We were very disappointed after we learnt of the condition our child had,” Antony’s mother tells us. “But we are very glad that now he is well. I have no words to thank the donors and the hospital for the generous support they have given my child. May God bless them abundantly!”

"Antony successfully underwent a spina bifida closure," his doctor tells us. "He is no longer at risk of severe infection leading to death. ...

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April 13, 2015

Meet Antony, a three-day-old boy in Kenya. Antony was born with a swelling at the lower part of his back—a medical condition called spina bifinda. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, (AMHF), explains: “Antony will be at a risk of getting infection, stool and urine incontinence and even tethered cord if not treated soon.”

“He was born at a nearby hospital and was immediately referred for specialized treatment,” continues AMHF. “He is the last child in a family of three…His father is a driver, while his mother is a housewife. Antony’s parent’s income is not enough for household let alone paying for Antony’s surgery.”

For $805, we can fund a procedure that will close the opening in Antony’s lower back, minimizing his risk of infection and tethered cord, and giving him the opportunity to lead “a normal and healthy life,” according to AMHF.

“I am thankful our child will get the treatment he requires,” shares Antony’s mother. “I pray he get well soon so that we can finally take him home.”

Meet Antony, a three-day-old boy in Kenya. Antony was born with a swelling at the lower part of his back—a medical condition called spina bi...

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Antony's Timeline

  • April 13, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Antony was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • April 14, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Antony received treatment. 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.

  • May 18, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Antony's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 20, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Antony's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 01, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Antony. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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