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Veronica is a baby from Kenya who needs $650 to fund a colostomy closure for her birth anomaly.

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July 12, 2020

Veronica is a 12-month-old girl from Kenya. Veronica’s mother was a stay at home mother but now prepares and sells mandazi (pastries) while her father who used to farm now is a laborer in construction sites in order to make ends meet. Being the third born in a family of five, Veronica’s parents are not able to raise enough to pay for her treatment.

Veronica underwent a colostomy, in which the end of the colon is 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 closure. In Veronica’s case, her colostomy requires closure in order to restore bowel function and prevent future complications.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $650 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Veronica. The surgery is scheduled to take place on July 13th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.

Veronica’s mother says, “Being Veronica’s last surgery, I’m looking forward to see her well.”

Veronica is a 12-month-old girl from Kenya. Veronica’s mother was a stay at home mother but now prepares and sells mandazi (pastries) while ...

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Veronica's Timeline

  • July 12, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 13, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Veronica received 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.

  • July 13, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Veronica's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 07, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Veronica's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Veronica is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

Treatment
Colostomy Closure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $650 for Veronica's treatment
Hospital Fees
$601
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$18
Supplies
$0
Other
$31

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