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Success! Delvin from Tanzania raised $973 to fund congenital anorectal malformation treatment.

Delvin
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  • $973 raised, $0 to go
$973
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Delvin's treatment was fully funded on November 18, 2020.

Photo of Delvin post-operation

July 8, 2020

Delvin underwent congenital anorectal malformation treatment.

Delvin had a successful surgery! His colostomy closure will help him pass stool normally, something he couldn’t do before. This treatment will help Delvin live a normal life without going through the discrimination that comes along with this kind of condition.

Delvin’s mother shared, “Our son is now well. Thank you for helping us pay for his treatment cost that we couldn’t afford. God bless you so much.”

Delvin had a successful surgery! His colostomy closure will help him pass stool normally, something he couldn’t do before. This treatment wi...

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May 17, 2020

Delvin is 8 months old and the fourth born child in his family. He was born healthy and his mom and him were discharged home from the hospital. However, once home, his mother noticed that he did not have a BM for the first three days and his she started noticing that his stomach was getting swollen.

Delvin’s parents returned to the hospital where they performed a small procedure and he was able to go to the bathroom normally. They were discharged back home and but the problem returned in just a few weeks. They returned to the hospital where an ultrasound and x-rays were done. Results showed that he needed a surgical review and possibly surgery to correct his anorectal malformation, so his family was referred to a bigger hospital for further management.

Delvin’s parents could not afford to go to the referral hospital but by luck as they were telling their neighbor about their situation, he connected them with one of our Medical Partner’s doctors for help. Delvin’s parents are both subsistence farmers, they do not earn enough to be able to afford Delvin’s needed surgery.

Delvin’s mother says, “My son is suffering, his stomach swells and he cries out of discomfort and pain. Please help us get him this treatment so that he may be able to use the bathroom normally.”

Delvin is 8 months old and the fourth born child in his family. He was born healthy and his mom and him were discharged home from the hospit...

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Delvin's Timeline

  • May 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Delvin received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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.

  • May 18, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Delvin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 08, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Delvin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 18, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Delvin's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Hirschprung's/ARM (Simple)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $973 for Delvin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$727
Medical Staff
$30
Medication
$53
Supplies
$49
Labs
$114

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