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John from Kenya raised $805 to treat spina bifida.

John
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  • $805 raised, $0 to go
$805
raised
$0
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Fully funded
John's treatment was fully funded on March 25, 2015.

Photo of John post-operation

April 1, 2015

John received life-saving surgery to treat spina bifida.

“John’s surgery was a success!” John’s doctors tell us. The mass on John’s back was successfully closed, which will prevent future infection and other spine complications. “John will have a normal and healthy life,” his doctors report.

John’s mother is very thankful to the people who made John’s treatment possible: “I am filled with joy seeing my son recovering after a successful operation. I am sincerely indebted to you for the generous support you have accorded us. Thank you very much.”

"John’s surgery was a success!" John's doctors tell us. The mass on John's back was successfully closed, which will prevent future infection...

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February 23, 2015

This is John, a newborn baby boy from Kenya and the only child to his young parents. His father runs a small business, while his mother stays at home.

John was diagnosed with spina bifida, a developmental congenital disorder caused by the incomplete closing of the embryonic neural tube. As a result, he has a swelling on his lower back and is at high risk of contracting an infection or experiencing other spinal complications.

Currently, John is at Bethany Kids Kijabe for specialized care; however, his parents do not have the money necessary for his treatment. Without our help to fund the proper closure of John’s swelling, his condition can prove fatal.

For $805, we can end this couple’s worries and ensure the future health of their baby. John’s mother says, “I was very scared when I was told that my son would need surgery so soon. I am, however, happy that this condition can be treated, and he will be able to have a normal life.”

This is John, a newborn baby boy from Kenya and the only child to his young parents. His father runs a small business, while his mother stay...

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John's Timeline

  • February 23, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    John was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 24, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    John 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.

  • March 23, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 25, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    John's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 1, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on John. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

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Yi

Yi is a 67-year-old woman from Bruma who lives in a monastery with 40 other monks, nuns, and villagers. Although she does not have an income, all of her basic needs are met by the monastery. Yi enjoys spending most of her time reading religious books. Over 15 years ago, Yi's vision in her right eye became blurred, but she did not seek treatment because she thought it was simply something that was destined to occur due to her aging process. However, she eventually sought medical care at a hospital with the support of donors because her vision progressively worsened. There, she was diagnosed with a cataract and was scheduled to undergo repair surgery. On the day she was supposed to receive treatment, her son unfortunately passed away, so she did not return to the hospital for the procedure. Over the next couple of years, Yi began to also experience blurred vision in her left eye. The vision in both of her eyes deteriorated to the point where she could no longer recognize people. Fortunately, she was able to undergo cataract surgery of her left eye two months ago with the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). Now, she is scheduled to undergo cataract surgery on August 10th. During this procedure, surgeons will perform a lens replacement on her right eye. BCMF is requesting $769 to cover the total cost of Yi's procedure and care. Yi shares, "As long as I am alive, I want to see and I do not want to depend on others to help me. I felt so happy when I learned that donors will pay for the cost of my surgery. Thank you so much to all the donors.”

27% funded

27%funded
$215raised
$554to go

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