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Innocent from Kenya raised $980 to close a hole in his spine so he can grow up healthy.

Innocent
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  • $980 raised, $0 to go
$980
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$0
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Fully funded
Innocent's treatment was fully funded on August 10, 2014.

Photo of Innocent post-operation

February 12, 2015

Innocent received surgery to close a hole near his spine so he can grow up healthy.

Innocent’s mother says, “I look at Innocent and I can’t imagine that his back has already been closed. Thanks to all of you for according my son the support we needed.”

Innocent’s mother says, “I look at Innocent and I can’t imagine that his back has already been closed. Thanks to all of you for according my...

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July 7, 2014

Say hello to Innocent, a sweet, one-month old baby boy. He lives in eastern Kenya with his parents, who rely on casual jobs to earn an income. Innocent’s parents are hopeful that Watsi can help provide a healthy life for their first child.

Innocent was born with spina bifida, a congenital disorder caused by the incomplete closing of the neural tube, in which a portion of the spinal cord protrudes through the skin, causing an open hole in the lower back. As a result, Innocent is at risk of developing a tethered cord, a condition in which the spinal cord attaches to the surrounding tissue. Left untreated, this leads to mobility issues and nerve damage.

Innocent’s mother is optimistic that Watsi will help her son: “If I can only have my son treated, I’ll be very grateful. I am hoping that we will find support for his surgical care.”


For $980 Innocent can receive a closure surgery to correct his spine. Surgery will prevent the development of tethered cord and mitigate Innocent’s risk of infection.

Say hello to Innocent, a sweet, one-month old baby boy. He lives in eastern Kenya with his parents, who rely on casual jobs to earn an incom...

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Innocent's Timeline

  • July 7, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Innocent was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 8, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Innocent 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.

  • August 6, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Innocent's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 10, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Innocent's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Innocent. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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