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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, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • October 29, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ashley 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 12, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ashley's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 05, 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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Nelson

Nelson is a small business owner from Kenya and a father of four children aged between 1 and 16 years. He operates a butchery in Komarock where he has employed someone to help him after the accident. The wife and children are currently living with his parents in Muranga. His wife is not in any employment and their family solely depends on his business. Nelson lives in a rental house in Komarock and his earnings are not sufficient to meet the cost of living and pay for his surgery. In 2017 Nelson was involved in a road traffic accident in Komarock as he was coming from work. He was rushed to KNH hospital where he underwent surgery. Later his surgical site got an infection and a plan for nail placement to help his fracture was agreed on. He went to St Peter’s Uthiru in 2018 where he underwent the surgery and it was successful. He didn’t heal well so he came to Kijabe Hosopital for clinic where he was booked for surgery. He underwent a 1st stage and 2nd stage bone transport in 2019 and this was funded by the national health insurance fund. Currently, he has an infection and is due for urgent debridement and washout to ensure he can heal. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Nelson receive treatment. On June 3rd, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure. If not treated, Nelson will be at risk of further wound infection that could lead to amputation. Now, Nelson needs help to fund this $1,242 procedure. ‘I will be happy to go back to work being the sole breadwinner of our family.’ Nelson said.

73% funded

73%funded
$916raised
$326to go

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