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Philomena is a baby girl from Kenya who needs $681 to fund a colostomy closure surgery.

Philomena
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  • $395 raised, $286 to go
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June 30, 2020

Philomena is a baby girl from Kenya. Philomena’s father is a carpenter and her mother, who used to operate a grocery store, is now a homemaker. Together they have five children, three of which are in school. The family has a small income and they have exhausted their savings helping pay for Philomena’s twin sister’s heart problems.

Philomena underwent a colostomy, in which the end of the colon is brought through an opening in the abdominal wall. This surgery is often performed to bypass bowel malformations, but colostomies are usually temporary and may call for closure. In Philomena’s case, her colostomy requires closure in order to restore bowel function and prevent future complications.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $681 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Philomena. The surgery is scheduled to take place on July 3rd and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.

Philomena’s mother shared, “I will be very grateful for any financial help offered.”

Philomena is a baby girl from Kenya. Philomena’s father is a carpenter and her mother, who used to operate a grocery store, is now a homemak...

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Philomena's Timeline

  • June 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 01, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Philomena's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 30, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Philomena received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH). 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.

  • September 23, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Philomena's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Philomena is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
Colostomy Closure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $681 for Philomena's treatment
Hospital Fees
$663
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$18
Supplies
$0

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