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Lovepatience from Kenya raised $805 to treat spina bifida.

Lovepatience
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  • $805 raised, $0 to go
$805
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lovepatience's treatment was fully funded on September 3, 2015.

Photo of Lovepatience post-operation

September 22, 2015

Lovepatience received treatment for spina bifida.

“Lovepatience’s spina bifida closure was successful,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “It has highly minimized the risk of infections and of an emergent tethered cord that can cause malformation of the spine. Lovepatience’s parents are very happy that their only child has been treated and is recovering well.”

“I thank God for making our paths cross,” expresses Lovepatience’s mother. “Your support is priceless. Thank you.”

"Lovepatience’s spina bifida closure was successful," says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. "It has highly minimi...

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August 14, 2015

Lovepatience is only a few weeks old, and is the first born child to her young parents who live in Kenya. Lovepatience was born with spina bifida, and has a leaking mass on her lower back. If untreated, her condition could lead to severe infection or other conditions that would compromise the muscle function and mobility of her lower limbs.

Lovepatience’ father tells our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), “we have come from far with the hope that Lovepatience will be treated.” This young girl’s father works as a night guard at a construction site and his wages are not enough to cover the costs of her care.

For $805, Lovepatience will undergo surgery to remove and close the leaking mass at the base of her spine. This urgent operation will eliminate her risk of infection and restore her blood supply to her spinal nerves. This treatment will also greatly reduce her risk of developing a curved spine or other conditions that would hinder her mobility.

Lovepatience is only a few weeks old, and is the first born child to her young parents who live in Kenya. Lovepatience was born with spina b...

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Lovepatience's Timeline

  • August 14, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 17, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lovepatience 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.

  • September 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lovepatience's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 3, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lovepatience's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 22, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Lovepatience. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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