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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 Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • February 24, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    John received treatment.

  • 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 01, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on John. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.