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Success! Mark from Kenya raised $1,152 to fund surgery for his birth condition.

Mark
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  • $1,152 raised, $0 to go
$1,152
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mark's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2022.

Photo of Mark post-operation

February 14, 2022

Mark underwent surgery for his birth condition.

Our medical partner shared that Mark’s surgery was successful with no complications arising during and after his treatment. Mark will be returning for follow-up clinics and successive surgeries to complete his healing from his birth condition. His parents were so grateful for the support offered and to know that their son is on his way to a healthier childhood.

Mark’s mother says, “When the first surgery happened, we could not hide our joy and at least we know that he will be well.”

Our medical partner shared that Mark’s surgery was successful with no complications arising during and after his treatment. Mark will be ret...

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December 24, 2021

Mark is eighteen days old and has been diagnosed with a serious birth condition called anorectal malformation. His mother first had a concern when he was 6 days old, but hoped that it was normal. A few days later she noticed that Mark was experiencing trouble going to the bathroom and took him to hospital. After finding out that he would need surgery, a friend of their family referred them to BethanyKids Hospital for treatment. Upon arrival, he was examined and scheduled for emergency surgery that will help heal his condition and ensure he can grow up healthy.

Mark is the only child in their small family. His mother works as a lab technician in a small hospital, but her earnings are limited right now. Mark’s father does farming and is able to sell the farm produce. Their family does not have national insurance and can not raise the required amount of money for Marks’ surgery. They have come a long way from Kericho County and are in need of support for his care.

Mark is eighteen days old and has been diagnosed with a serious birth condition called anorectal malformation. His mother first had a concer...

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Mark's Timeline

  • December 24, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mark was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 24, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mark 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.

  • December 29, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mark's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 27, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mark's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 14, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mark's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

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

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Shedrack

Shedrack is a 17-year-old teenager and the fourth born child in a family of seven. He had to drop out of school last year, but hopes to learn masonry at a local technical school so that he can work and make a living for himself. He is currently helping in looking after his family's cattle. His parents are small scale farmers, and his father also works as a night guard. His father shared that he can't yet afford to send Shedrack to the technical school. Shedrack was diagnosed with bilateral genu valgus. His legs bow inward at the knees. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, he has had difficulty walking for four years now. His father says the problem started with a slight curve but over the years the curve has increased in size. Shedrack's aunt learned about Plaster House - a special site that provides a home to patients undergoing treatment at our medical partner's care center in Arusha, Tanzania. She informed Shedrack's father who brought him there seeking treatment. Unable to raise the funds needed for surgery, their family is asking for support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Shedrack. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 6th. Treatment will hopefully restore Shedrack's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Shedrack says, “My legs hurt at the knees and carrying out daily life activities is now a big challenge.”

31% funded

31%funded
$275raised
$605to go

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