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Brian from Kenya raised $1,500 to get healthy.

Brian
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Brian's treatment was fully funded on May 4, 2013.

Photo of Brian post-operation

Brian is recovering very well and has a healthy future ahead of him.

“What can I say? Thank you is not enough and yet that’s all I have to give to the people who have helped me,” says Brian’s mother. “May God bless them.”

“What can I say? Thank you is not enough and yet that’s all I have to give to the people who have helped me," says Brian's mother. "May God ...

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Brian is a cheery little boy who loves cars. In fact, he has already declared his plans to become a driver. Brian’s father is no longer involved with the family, so his mother supports him and his four siblings by selling fruit at the local market.

Brian was born with cervical hygroma, a malformation of the lymphatic system that causes a mass to form on the neck. If it’s not treated soon, the mass could cause difficulty in breathing and swallowing.

Doctors at Kijabe Hospital can remove Brian’s mass through surgery. Brian’s mother works hard, but she barely earns enough to support her young family, let alone pay for the specialty medical care her son needs. Let’s help her cover the cost of Brian’s care so she can rest assured that Brian is not at risk for serious complications.

Brian is a cheery little boy who loves cars. In fact, he has already declared his plans to become a driver. Brian's father is no longer invo...

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Brian's Timeline

  • April 23, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Brian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 04, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Brian's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Brian. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

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Khin

Khin is a 25-year-old man from Thailand. He lives with his wife and his friend in Mae Pa Village in the north of the country. Khin and his wife moved from Burma searching for better job opportunities. His wife works in a factory as a seamstress. Khin used to work as a day laborer but since his accident he has not been able to work. His friend works as an agricultural day laborer but he does not share his income with Khin and his wife. In his free time, Khin loved to play caneball with his friends and listen to music. Khin currently has a colostomy and shared that he does not like having one. He feels embarrassed and he avoids his friends. He worries what his friends will think so he always stays at home since he received the colostomy. Aside from his symptoms, he feels sad that he cannot work and that he has to depend on his wife’s income. Furthermore, because of the COVID-19, the factory his wife works at has reduced their hours of operation. Khin underwent a colostomy, in which the end of the colon was 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 reversal. In Khin's case, his colostomy requires reversal in order to restore bowel function and prevent future complications. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of a reverse colostomy for Khin. The surgery is scheduled to take place on August 10th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Khin said, “I feel sad that I cannot work and have to depend on my wife’s income. When I was admitted at the hospital my wife had to accompany me which also reduced the salary she received.”

81% funded

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$1,223raised
$277to go

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