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Success! Cynthia from Kenya raised $715 to treat an anorectal malformation.

Cynthia
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  • $715 raised, $0 to go
$715
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Fully funded
Cynthia's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2015.

Photo of Cynthia post-operation

February 8, 2016

Cynthia received treatment for her anorectal malformation.

“Cynthia’s anorectoplasty procedure was successful. Cynthia now passes stool well and her mother is continuing with dilation to improve stool passage. With time Cynthia will pass stool with no difficulties,” reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

Cynthia’s mother shares, “I would like to thank you for your generosity and contribution towards Cynthia’s surgical care. Thank you for your kindness in serving the community and those less fortunate. May your families be blessed for your generosity.”

"Cynthia’s anorectoplasty procedure was successful. Cynthia now passes stool well and her mother is continuing with dilation to improve stoo...

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December 20, 2015

“Cynthia is just 12-days-old and is suffering from anorectal malformation,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), tells us. “Cynthia is missing an anal opening and therefore cannot pass stool normally. Cynthia presently passes stool through her vagina. The opening is prone to infection and occasional leakages can occur and cause skin scarring and general irritation.”

Cynthia lives with her mother, father, and six-year-old sibling in Kenya. “The father is a plumber who earns an average of $6 per day and the mother is a stay-at-home mother,” AMHF explains. “They reside in a two-room rental house and the parents own no land. With the little income Cynthia’s father gets, they are not able to raise funds required for her surgery.”

An anorectoplasty for Cynthia costs $715. After the surgery is performed, AMHF expects “that Cynthia will be able to relieve herself normally, greatly minimizing damage to the surrounding anatomical structures. She will no longer be prone to infection, leakage, or irritation.”

“We are glad we’ve finally found a place where Cynthia could be treated,” her mother shares. “We hope to get the support we need for her treatment.”

“Cynthia is just 12-days-old and is suffering from anorectal malformation,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF...

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Cynthia's Timeline

  • December 20, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 22, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Cynthia 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.

  • December 31, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Cynthia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 31, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Cynthia's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 8, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Cynthia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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