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Success! James from Kenya raised $1,260 to help him pass stool normally.

James
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Fully funded
James's treatment was fully funded on October 9, 2015.

Photo of James post-operation

February 9, 2016

James received successful surgery and can pass stool normally.

James underwent a successful pull-through procedure on the 22nd of September 2015. He then went home and continued having anal dilations to ensure that the new anal opening does not close and prevent scar tissue. On the 11th of January 2016, James had successful colostomy closure and he is now able to pass stool on his own. His treatment has greatly minimized the risk of infection that the colostomy posed, cut on expenses of acquiring colostomy bags and James can now join school as it is not risky for him now.

“You can’t imagine the joy I feel as I watch my son pass stool through the anal opening. May God continue to help you accomplish these miracles. You are loved and highly appreciated,” says James’ mother.

James underwent a successful pull-through procedure on the 22nd of September 2015. He then went home and continued having anal dilations to ...

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September 20, 2015

James, a seven-year-old boy from Kenya, is the youngest of five siblings and loves football. His mother is a farmer and his father works on construction sites to support their family.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), shares that James was born with a small anal opening and had a colostomy done right after he was born. Recently he had a pull-through procedure to reposition his anus and minimize damage to surrounding structures. However, he needs one final surgery to ensure he heals properly.

Currently James undergoes anal dilation to prevent scar tissue from closing the newly created anus. His final surgery will be a colostomy closure, and the treatment cost is $1260.

AMHF tells us: “He suffers stomach upsets. James is at risk of suffering constipation and bowel perforation because of inability to pass stool normally. Due to the nature of his condition, James has not been enrolled in a learning institution.”

“James is a brilliant child. I can’t wait to see him attend school. He is my joy and I hope he gets treated,” James’ mother exclaims.

James, a seven-year-old boy from Kenya, is the youngest of five siblings and loves football. His mother is a farmer and his father works on ...

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James's Timeline

  • September 20, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 21, 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.

  • October 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    James's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 9, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    James's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 9, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    James's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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