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James from Kenya raised $430 to treat an inguinal hernia.

James
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  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
James's treatment was fully funded on September 21, 2015.

Photo of James post-operation

October 15, 2015

James received treatment for an inguinal hernia.

“James’ inguinal hernia repair was successful. He no longer feels pain when bending or coughing though he is still a bit tender at the incision site. James is no longer at risk of suffering intestinal obstruction or strangulation,” reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

“The pain James was experiencing has greatly reduced and I believe with time he won’t feel any pain. Your support has been phenomenal,” shares James’ mother.

"James’ inguinal hernia repair was successful. He no longer feels pain when bending or coughing though he is still a bit tender at the incis...

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August 26, 2015

Meet James, a five-year-old boy from Kenya who our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), describes as “shy but brilliant.” He lives with his mother and older sister in a two-room rental house and attends nursery school.

Currently, James has an inguinal hernia on the right side of his groin area, which is a soft tissue bulge. “He experiences pain and discomfort on his groin especially when bending over, coughing, or lifting anything,” says AMHF. “If James is not treated, it can result to restriction of blood supply to tissues and intense pain.”

Two years ago, James’ father left and no longer supports them. James’ mother works in a local mobile retail shop where she earns a monthly income of $60, which is not enough to fund his treatment.

For $430, we can help pay for James’ surgery and two days of bedrest. After treatment, James’ hernia will be gone and he will no longer feel discomfort.

James’ mother says, “I really have no means to pay for James’ surgery. I will be happy if you help us make his treatment possible.”

Meet James, a five-year-old boy from Kenya who our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), describes as “shy but bril...

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James's Timeline

  • August 26, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 27, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    James 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.

  • September 13, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    James's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 21, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    James's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 15, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on James. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

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