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Vivian from Kenya raised $1,260 to repair an anorectal malformation.

Vivian
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  • $1,260 raised, $0 to go
$1,260
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Vivian's treatment was fully funded on September 15, 2015.
October 15, 2015

Vivian did not receive surgery as planned.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, explains: “Vivian was scheduled for a 2 stage ARM (anorectoplasty). As it turns out, she only needed one stage: a colostomy closure. Vivian did not need any other surgery.”

Vivian is healing well after her colostomy closure.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, explains: "Vivian was scheduled for a 2 stage ARM (anorectoplasty). As it turns ...

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August 26, 2015

Eight-month-old Vivian lives with her mother and father in Kenya.

“Vivian was born without an anal opening,” explains our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “She passes stool through a colostomy opening on the upper section of her abdomen and then into a collection bag.”

“Vivian is at risk of infection because of occasional leakages that occur and cause general irritation and scaring on her skin,” AMHF adds. “If not treated, she will never be able to pass stool normally.”

Vivian’s mother stays at home to care for her, while her father works as a cleaner at a shop close to their home, The money that her father earns does not cover basic needs for the family and his orphaned siblings, whom he also supports. Given the family’s financial situation, they are unable to pay for Vivian’s medical care.

With $1,260 in funding, Vivian can undergo an anorectoplasty to create a new anal opening and correct the anorectal malformation. The surgery, says AMHF, will “allow Vivian to pass stool normally.”

“I hope my child will pass stool normally soon,” says Vivian’s father. “Thank you for helping us.”

Eight-month-old Vivian lives with her mother and father in Kenya. “Vivian was born without an anal opening,” explains our medical partner...

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Vivian's Timeline

  • August 26, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 31, 2015
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Vivian was scheduled to receive 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.

  • September 7, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Vivian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 15, 2015
    FUNDING ENDED

    Vivian is no longer raising funds.

  • October 15, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Vivian's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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