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

Abel
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Abel's treatment was fully funded on June 25, 2015.

Photo of Abel post-operation

July 7, 2015

Abel received spina bifida closure surgery.

“The outcome of Abel’s surgery was successful,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “His treatment has minimized the risks of infections, scoliosis and/or kyphosis, paralysis and deformed feet. In addition, it will prevent the spinal cord from becoming an immovable structure.”

Abel’s mom shares, “Life has its trying moments. I am very happy that my son has been treated and is recovering well.”

"The outcome of Abel’s surgery was successful," shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. "His treatment has minimi...

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June 21, 2015

“Abel is 15 days old, and the last-born in a family of two children,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “His elder sibling is a special needs child. The family lives in a single-rental house in the suburbs of Nairobi city. Abel’s father works as a casual laborer at a local mini-market while his mother is a housewife.”

Abel was born with spina bifida – a leaking mass on his lower back. He needs a spina bifida closure surgery to prevent infection and allow him to develop normally. Surgery will also lessen his risk for tethered cord, scoliosis, and kyphosis.

“Abel’s family lost everything they had in a recent fire in their area of residence,” AMHF continues. “This has forced the family to start their lives afresh. Unfortunately, Abel’s parents are not able to raise the funds required for treatment.”

$805 will fund a spina bifida closure and allow Abel to heal properly. Let’s help make it happen!

"Abel is 15 days old, and the last-born in a family of two children," says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF)...

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Abel's Timeline

  • June 21, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 22, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abel 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.

  • June 22, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 25, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abel's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 7, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Abel. Read the update.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

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Peace

Peace is a 60-year-old farmer and a mother of seven children. She is also widowed as her husband unfortunately passed away this year in May due to cancer of the stomach. Peace works incredibly hard to support and take care of her children by earning a living from the coffee and banana plantation that her husband left her with. In addition, she weaves millet baskets and mats earning her an extra income. However, she shared that due to her age, poor eyesight hinders her from weaving now. For a year now, Peace has been experiencing issues of stomach pain, backache, general body weakness paralysis, excessive bleeding, and great discomfort. At first, she thought it was simple abdominal pain and attended the clinic. She was misdiagnosed and given urinary tract infection treatment but was not relieved of her pain. Since then, Peace has been diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus to help her heal. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $219 to fund Peace's surgery. She is scheduled to undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center on August 5th. Once recovered, Peace will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Peace says: “I hope that once I am given financial support, my surgery will be possible, I will get well and continue with farming because my children are still in school and they need my support because they have no one else.”

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53%funded
$117raised
$102to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Peace

Peace is a 60-year-old farmer and a mother of seven children. She is also widowed as her husband unfortunately passed away this year in May due to cancer of the stomach. Peace works incredibly hard to support and take care of her children by earning a living from the coffee and banana plantation that her husband left her with. In addition, she weaves millet baskets and mats earning her an extra income. However, she shared that due to her age, poor eyesight hinders her from weaving now. For a year now, Peace has been experiencing issues of stomach pain, backache, general body weakness paralysis, excessive bleeding, and great discomfort. At first, she thought it was simple abdominal pain and attended the clinic. She was misdiagnosed and given urinary tract infection treatment but was not relieved of her pain. Since then, Peace has been diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus to help her heal. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $219 to fund Peace's surgery. She is scheduled to undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center on August 5th. Once recovered, Peace will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Peace says: “I hope that once I am given financial support, my surgery will be possible, I will get well and continue with farming because my children are still in school and they need my support because they have no one else.”

53% funded

53%funded
$117raised
$102to go