Success! Joseph from Kenya raised $569 to fund orchidopexy surgery.

Joseph
$569
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Joseph's treatment was fully funded on October 6, 2021.
  • Joseph's story
  • Joseph's update
July 3, 2021

Photo of Joseph post-operation

October 13, 2021

Joseph underwent life-changing surgery.

Joseph had a successful surgery with our medical partner. His surgery was done successfully with no problems arising during and after surger...

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Joseph's Timeline

  • July 3, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Joseph was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 5, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joseph 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.

  • July 7, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joseph's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 6, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joseph's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 13, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Joseph's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

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Kay Thaw is a 29-year-old day laborer from Burma. He lives with his parents, five younger brothers, two younger sisters, a brother-in-law, and a nephew in the Internally Displaced People (IDP) Camp, in Karen State, Burma. Kay Thaw and his family fled to the IDP camp a year ago due to the conflict happening around their village at that time. The combined income of Kay Thaw's family is not enough to cover their daily needs. They borrow money from neighbors and also receive food donations in the IDP camp. During his free time, Kay Thaw likes to play football and cane ball. He also enjoys reading religious books. Currently, Kay Thaw has blurred vision in both of his eyes. Often, his eyes become red, inflamed, itchy, and watery. He cannot see other people’s faces and has difficulty seeing at night. Kay Thaw was diagnosed with juvenile cataract in both eyes. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Kay Thaw. On May 17th, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Kay Thaw's natural lenses and replace them with an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. Kay Thaw said, “I hope my vision goes back to normal so that I can see and work well. I am totally blind at night. I cannot see other people's faces even when they are beside me. I cannot read the prayers when I go to church. I am worried about my eyes. I cannot afford to pay for my treatment. Without your help, I do not know what I can do."

$895raised
$605to go