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Success! Dennis from Kenya raised $1,327 to fund anorectal surgery.

Dennis
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  • $1,327 raised, $0 to go
$1,327
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Dennis's treatment was fully funded on December 30, 2019.

Photo of Dennis post-operation

December 5, 2019

Dennis underwent anorectal surgery.

Dennis had successful surgery for the creation of an anal opening, which will greatly increase his quality of life and active participation in his community. He will be reviewed a few times and then can be scheduled for colostomy closure.

“I I lack words to express how grateful I am. We are a step closer to finish the process. May God remember your good deeds,” says Dennis’ father.

Dennis had successful surgery for the creation of an anal opening, which will greatly increase his quality of life and active participation ...

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October 21, 2019

Dennis is a very shy and quiet boy from Kenya. Dennis was born with anal rectal malformation, where he lacked an anal opening. This caused trouble to his parents as he could not pass stool for an entire week when he was born. He had a colostomy created and was required to proceed with subsequent surgeries of the anal opening and colostomy closure. However, for the last 17 years, he has survived with the colostomy. His parents were not able to raise the funds needed for his surgeries. His area chief recently forced Dennis’s parents to bring him to Bethany Kids Kijabe after much suffering.

At Bethany Kids Kijabe, he was diagnosed and surgery recommended. He needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction. However, the family is still struggling financially. Dennis is the firstborn child in his family. Due to his condition, he has never been to school, being passed by all his 6 siblings who are schooling. Dennis is quite shy and prefers to be alone due to his condition. Successful surgery will allow Dennis to resume a relatively normal life like any other child and perhaps start schooling. His father is a security guard while his mother sells vegetables in their village.The family appeals for help.

Dennis is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on October 22nd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,327 to cover the total cost of Dennis’s procedure and care.

“If only I knew, I would have come here early. I feel like I have wasted his life,” says Dennis’s father with regret.

Dennis is a very shy and quiet boy from Kenya. Dennis was born with anal rectal malformation, where he lacked an anal opening. This caused t...

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Dennis's Timeline

  • October 21, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dennis was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • October 24, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dennis received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH). 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, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dennis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 05, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dennis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 30, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dennis's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

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

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Brian

Brian is a 4-year-old playful preschooler from Kenya. Brian’s mother is a single parent from a very humble background. When Brian was born with scrotal swelling, his parents separated because they believed it was a curse. When he was a baby, Brian was taken to the hospital with complaints of a congenital right scrotal swelling. A repair was done at a different hospital when he was 20 months old but did not cure his condition. His condition has gradually persisted prompting his teacher and grandmother to take him to Watsi Medical Partner's Care Center Kapsowar Hospital. Brian has discomfort while walking. He also has pain on micturition which has always affected his general well-being. He has been raised largely by his older grandmother who hadn't taken him for treatment and never spoke about Brian’s condition. It was not until his class teacher noticed a swelling when he informed well-wishers in the village and he was brought to the hospital to be seen. Brian was diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia after undergoing several lab tests and an ultrasound. Brian is a lovely boy who needs all our help so that he can be happy just like other children. Fortunately, on March 16th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $384 to fund Brian's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. Brian’s grandmother says, “I am happy that his condition can be treated surgically. Brian needs to be like other children and play with friends without stigmatization.”

23% funded

23%funded
$91raised
$293to go

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