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Success! Damaris from Kenya raised $1,152 to fund a colostomy.

Damaris
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  • $1,152 raised, $0 to go
$1,152
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Damaris's treatment was fully funded on December 17, 2021.

Photo of Damaris post-operation

December 23, 2021

Damaris underwent surgery for her birth condition.

Damaris had successful surgery with no complications arising during or after surgery. Her colostomy was closed and she is now passing stool properly. Damaris recovered well and has headed back home in good health.

Damaris’s mother says, “I’ve waited for this day when my daughter’s treatment would be over and I can’t explain my joy for that.”

Damaris had successful surgery with no complications arising during or after surgery. Her colostomy was closed and she is now passing stool ...

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October 13, 2021

Damaris is a shy six-year-old from Kenya and the youngest child in a family of four children. Damaris’s mother is a single parent and the sole breadwinner of the family. She sells maize in a local market to support the family.

Damaris has been diagnosed with an anorectal malformation and is unable to pass stool. Damaris needs to undergo a colostomy, or a procedure where the end of the colon is brought through an opening in the abdominal wall.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Damaris to receive treatment. On October 14th, the medical team will perform a colostomy procedure at AMH’s care center. Once complete, Damaris will hopefully be able to live more comfortably and confidently. Now, their family needs help raising $1,152 to fund the procedure and care.

Damaris’s mother shared, “having come to this point where we are looking forward to our last surgery, we give God all the glory. We are still hopeful that He will work out a way for us.”

Damaris is a shy six-year-old from Kenya and the youngest child in a family of four children. Damaris's mother is a single parent and the so...

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Damaris's Timeline

  • October 13, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Damaris was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 14, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Damaris received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH) in Kenya. 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.

  • October 25, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Damaris's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 17, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Damaris's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 23, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Damaris's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Colostomy Alone
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,152 for Damaris's treatment
Hospital Fees
$841
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$16
Supplies
$165
Labs
$29
Radiology
$46
Other
$55

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