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Success! Jalen from Kenya raised $779 to fund congenital anorectal malformation treatment.

Jalen
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  • $779 raised, $0 to go
$779
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jalen's treatment was fully funded on May 20, 2020.
May 11, 2020

Jalen is a lively 6-month-old baby who was born with an anorectal malformation. Over the last six months, he has had three surgeries for his condition and now a PSARP surgery is needed as a final stage. The surgery will allow Jalen to be able to pass stool normally.

Jalen’s past three surgeries were funded by the national health insurance system (NHIF), but he has now exhausted the maximum surgical package the insurance offers. His parents are not able to meet the cost of surgery.

Jalen’s father is a peasant farmer while his mom a housewife. She recently completed college and is yet to secure a job. Jalen has a 7-year-old sibling and their family lives together in a rented house. Their reliance on seasonal farming limits their income level, leaving too little to meet the cost of surgery.

Jalen’s mother says, “My hope is to see Jalen recovering and leading a normal life like any other child.”

Jalen is a lively 6-month-old baby who was born with an anorectal malformation. Over the last six months, he has had three surgeries for his...

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Jalen's Timeline

  • May 11, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jalen was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • May 12, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Jalen was scheduled to receive treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH). 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.

  • May 13, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jalen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 20, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jalen's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Jalen's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
Anorectoplasty
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $779 for Jalen's treatment
Hospital Fees
$744
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$0
Labs
$9

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Hla

Hla is a 41-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in a village in Kawkareik Township of Karen State in Burma. One year ago, Hla felt a painless growth when she touched her lower abdomen. That same day, she went to see a traditional birth attendant (TBA) about this. The TBA told her that she has a gastric problem. The next day, Hla went to see a traditional healer and received blessed water in the hopes it would make the growth disappear. Although she drank the blessed water for around two months, the growth remained. As she did not think that the growth would make her seriously ill, she did not go to a clinic. In January 2020, Hla felt like the growth was increasing in size. She decided to visit Kawkareik Private Clinic where the doctor performed an ultrasound. She was told that she has a mass in her uterus. The doctor provided her with painkillers and was told to only take it when she is in pain. Currently, Hla suffers from back pain and the mass increases in size day by day. Doctors want Hla to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Hla's CT scan and care, scheduled for February 14th. Hla said, “I feel very stressed that I don’t have money to seek treatment. I hope that I will get better once I receive proper treatment.”

27% funded

27%funded
$113raised
$301to go

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