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Success! Damian from Kenya raised $619 to fund corrective surgery.

Damian
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  • $619 raised, $0 to go
$619
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Damian's treatment was fully funded on June 8, 2018.

Photo of Damian post-operation

June 28, 2018

Damian underwent corrective surgery.

Damian had a successful surgery to close the colostomy. This has greatly minimized his risk of infection or scarring.

“I am glad that I can now go to school and be the best mother I can be to my son. Thank you so much,” says Damian’s mother.

Damian had a successful surgery to close the colostomy. This has greatly minimized his risk of infection or scarring. “I am glad that I ...

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April 30, 2018

Damian is a baby from Kenya. His mother is a second-year student in one of the universities in Kenya. They currently live with his maternal grandparents, who are subsistence farmers without an external source of income.

Damian 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 Damian’s case, his 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 Damian. The surgery is scheduled to take place on May 3 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.

“I will focus better in school when I learn that Damian is done with treatment,” shares Damian’s mother.

Damian is a baby from Kenya. His mother is a second-year student in one of the universities in Kenya. They currently live with his maternal ...

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Damian's Timeline

  • April 30, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Damian was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • April 30, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Damian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Damian's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 22, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Damian 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.

  • June 28, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Damian's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

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

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