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Maxwell from Kenya raised $805 for spina bifida closure surgery.

Maxwell
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  • $805 raised, $0 to go
$805
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$0
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Fully funded
Maxwell's treatment was fully funded on June 1, 2015.
September 2, 2015

Maxwell underwent a spina bifida closure.

“Maxwell had a successful surgery,” the staff at African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF) tell us. “The surgery will prevent Maxwell from contracting further spinal complications and reduce the risk of infections.”

“Unfortunately, Maxwell’s post-op photos were never taken,” AMHF continues. “During his discharge, there was a Watsi rep transition and this led to Maxwell’s post-op photos not being taken. We were hoping to get the post-op photos when Maxwell came for a review but he has never attended clinic after the surgery.”

Unfortunately, we do not have a post-op photo to provide. Should we receive an additional update on Maxwell, we will share it here.

"Maxwell had a successful surgery," the staff at African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF) tell us. "The surgery will prevent Maxwell fro...

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May 11, 2015

Meet Maxwell, an eight-day-old boy from Kenya. Maxwell’s mother and Maxwell live in a single-roomed rental house, and his mother works as house cleaner.

When Maxwell was born, he was diagnosed with spina bifida – a birth defect in which the membrane and backbone around the spinal cord are not completely closed off. “If the surgery is not done soon, Maxwell is likely to develop an infection,” explains our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “He is also likely to develop spinal complications such as scoliosis and/or tethered cord.”

“My son means everything to me,” Maxwell’s mother says. “He gives me a reason to wake up every day and work hard to give him a better future.” For $805, we can fund Maxwell’s spina bifida closure surgery to reduce any spinal complications and risks of being infected.

Meet Maxwell, an eight-day-old boy from Kenya. Maxwell's mother and Maxwell live in a single-roomed rental house, and his mother works as ho...

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Maxwell's Timeline

  • May 11, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 12, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Maxwell 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.

  • May 25, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maxwell's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 01, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maxwell's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 02, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Maxwell. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

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