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Success! Ashley from Kenya raised $619 to fund colostomy closure.

Ashley
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  • $619 raised, $0 to go
$619
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Ashley's treatment was fully funded on April 23, 2020.

Photo of Ashley post-operation

December 5, 2019

Ashley underwent colostomy closure.

Ashley had successful surgery to close the colostomy. She can now pass stool normally and free of scarring from leakages at the colostomy site as well as infections. Her quality of life has greatly improved.

“I cannot believe my daughter can eventually pass stool on her own. I am honestly thankful,” says Ashley’s father.

Ashley had successful surgery to close the colostomy. She can now pass stool normally and free of scarring from leakages at the colostomy si...

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October 28, 2019

Ashley is a baby from Kenya. Ashley’s father is employed casually in a company in the Coastal region of Kenya. Her mother on the other hand is a full-time mom. Ashley lives with her parents and elder sister in a two-room house with an income that barely sustains their needs.

Ashley underwent a colostomy, in which the end of the colon is brought through an opening in the abdominal wall. This surgery is often performed to bypass bowel malformations, but colostomies are usually temporary and may call for closure. In Ashley’s case, her colostomy requires closure in order to restore bowel function and prevent future complications.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $619 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Ashley. The surgery is scheduled to take place on October 29th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.

“The journey has been long and tedious, but hopefully we will make it through soon,” says Ashley’s mother.

Ashley is a baby from Kenya. Ashley’s father is employed casually in a company in the Coastal region of Kenya. Her mother on the other hand ...

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Ashley's Timeline

  • October 28, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 29, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ashley received 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.

  • November 12, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ashley's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 5, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ashley's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 23, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ashley's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Colostomy Closure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $619 for Ashley's treatment
Hospital Fees
$601
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$18
Supplies
$0

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James

James is a 63yr old man from Elgeyo Marakwet County in Kenya. He is married and has eight children - some of still in high school while others are married. Formerly, James worked in the forestry department for twenty years and he managed to educate his children as he used to earn a salary. Currently he is a farmer who plants maize, millet and sorghum in his small piece of land for consumption and sale. He has been able to get his basic needs and that of his family through the sale of farm produce. He has no medical coverage or insurance at the moment. Recently, James fell down and rolled down a hill when he was attempting to move his cow. He is in a lot of pain, unable to use both legs. The timing of his injury is unfortunate, because he needs to tend to his farm. He has nothing that can enable him get funds at the moment. Two of his sons managed to get ksh 10,000 which is not even a quarter of the required amount for his procedure. James has suffered fractures around both his knee joints, and they require special attention so that they may not damage the articular cartilage. He needs an urgent procedure on one of his limbs, which will also enable him undergo the surgery he needs on his other leg more quickly as well. The finance issue is barring him from getting his surgery. He is now appealing to all well-wishers for help in order to get his surgery done. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On December 7th, James will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. He will no longer be in pain, and will be able to walk, work and provide for his family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. James says, “I am in so much pain. I cannot imagine that I am not able to walk and do things on my own. I don’t regret anything, I just thank God who protected my life. Kindly help me so that I may not become a burden to my children.”

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$649raised
$496to go

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