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Success! Dennis from Kenya raised $750 to fund surgery to correct a life-threatening intestinal condition.

Dennis
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  • $750 raised, $0 to go
$750
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dennis's treatment was fully funded on October 27, 2017.

Photo of Dennis post-operation

October 4, 2017

Dennis underwent surgery to correct a life-threatening intestinal condition.

After this successful surgery, he looked completely different and relieved. He is now able to eat. Soon Dennis will be living his normal life and will be able to look for a job to support himself and his parents.

“I am now feeling much better and I really thank God for Watsi for saving my life. I was so desperate but now I have hope of living my normal life and I can now look for a job,” he says.

After this successful surgery, he looked completely different and relieved. He is now able to eat. Soon Dennis will be living his normal lif...

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September 20, 2017

“I hope to get help for this surgery so that I can go back home and continue living a normal life.”

Dennis, an 18-year-old boy from central Kenya, is the second-born in a family of five children. His parents are small-scale farmers, and since graduating from high school in 2015, he has been working on their small piece of land. He has been searching for more formal employment as well.

Dennis was a healthy teenager until three days ago, when he was hit with sudden bouts of vomiting and severe abdominal pain. His mother brought him to Nazareth Hospital, our medical partner’s care center, because the local public hospital is not operating. There, an abdominal x-ray revealed that Dennis has intestinal obstruction, meaning that the movement of waste through his intestines has been blocked. This is a life-threatening condition; if left untreated, his bowel could rupture, leading to leaking of harmful intestinal content into the abdominal cavity.

Fortunately, Dennis has been scheduled for emergency surgery on September 21. But he needs your help to pay for it. When we raise $750, we will be able to fully cover his operation, as well as his lab tests, medications, and one night’s stay in the hospital.

After his surgery, it is expected that Dennis will be able to go back to farming. He will also be able to continue looking for formal employment to sustain himself. Let’s make sure this young man is able to make the most of his early career by restoring him to good health.

“I hope to get help for this surgery so that I can go back home and continue living a normal life.” Dennis, an 18-year-old boy from centr...

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Dennis's Timeline

  • September 20, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 21, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dennis received treatment at Nazareth Hospital 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.

  • September 25, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dennis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 4, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dennis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 27, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dennis's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - Laparotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $750 for Dennis's treatment
Hospital Fees
$493
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$39
Supplies
$107
Labs
$85
Radiology
$26

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.