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Success! Kayiok from Kenya raised $616 to fund a curative laparotomy.

Kayiok
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  • $616 raised, $0 to go
$616
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kayiok's treatment was fully funded on May 13, 2021.

Photo of Kayiok post-operation

May 26, 2021

Kayiok underwent a curative laparotomy.

Kayiok had an ulcer that necessitated an urgent curative laparotomy surgery to ease his stomach pains and distress. Our medical partner shared that he has been struggling with his condition for over three years and is relieved to be feeling better now that he had surgery. His doctors reported that the procedure went well and he’ll need to return for routine check ups to ensure he fully heals.

Kayiok shared, “I am feeling much better and can’t wait to go home. Thank you for the help.”

Kayiok had an ulcer that necessitated an urgent curative laparotomy surgery to ease his stomach pains and distress. Our medical partner shar...

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April 22, 2021

Kayiok is a 33-year-old father from Kenya. He has four kids aged between 7 and 11 years of age. He is the sole breadwinner for his family, selling cattle in the markets around Narok to make an income.

For the last three years, Kayiok has struggled with stomach pains and prolonged upsets that give him sleepless nights. It started off as a small pain in his stomach area that gradually worsened. He visited several facilities in his home area, which treated him for gastritis. The treatments were only occasionally effective at reducing the pain.

In the last three months, Kayiok’s condition has significantly worsened. He started having more pain in the right upper and lower quadrant of his epigastric region, with associated heartburn. The pains worsen when he is hungry, with slight relief after eating. He mainly eats porridge and milk, because his heartburn is worse with solid foods. When he came to the hospital on February 12th, doctors conducted several tests and diagnosed him with a duodenal ulcer. He needs to undergo an urgent laparotomy and gastrojejunostomy surgery to ease his stomach pains and distress.

Unfortunately, Kayiok cannot afford the cost of his care. He does not have medical insurance coverage and has been paying for his medical bills with cash. Several trips to different health facilities for the last three months have depleted his small savings. He currently relies on well-wishers to buy medication. Kayiok is unable to afford the surgery and is requesting financial help.

Kayiok will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo a curative laparotomy on April 23rd. African Mission Healthcare is requesting $616 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Once recovered, he will be free of pain and will be able to eat normally and go about his daily life activities as he used to.

Kayiok shared, “I have been struggling with this stomach problem for years now. I have even lost a lot of weight and my condition is worsening. I need this surgery to get well.”

Kayiok is a 33-year-old father from Kenya. He has four kids aged between 7 and 11 years of age. He is the sole breadwinner for his family, s...

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Kayiok's Timeline

  • April 22, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 23, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kayiok received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital 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.

  • April 26, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kayiok's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 13, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kayiok's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 26, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kayiok's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
Curative Laparatomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $616 for Kayiok's treatment
Hospital Fees
$543
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$35
Supplies
$0
Labs
$8
Other
$30

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