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Success! Erick from Kenya raised $1,393 to fund corrective surgery.

Erick
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  • $1,393 raised, $0 to go
$1,393
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$0
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Fully funded
Erick's treatment was fully funded on August 30, 2021.

Photo of Erick post-operation

September 1, 2021

Erick underwent corrective surgery.

Erick had a successful surgery with our Medical Partner! The surgery was performed with no problems arising before, during or after surgery. His doctors are confident he is on his way to a full recovery and he’s now headed back home with his mom.

Erick’s mother says: “Through this difficult time that we have been though as a family, we cannot take lightly the support we have received from the hospital and your program for the financial support.”

Erick had a successful surgery with our Medical Partner! The surgery was performed with no problems arising before, during or after surgery....

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July 15, 2021

Erick is a very playful and happy baby from Kenya and the younger brother in his family of two children. His mother does laundry work to help support the family while his father works as a veterinary in their home area. His business was doing well until the onset of the covid-19 pandemic.

Erick was born with an anorectal malformation, leading to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. He needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction. Fortunately, Erick is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on July 15th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,393 to cover the total cost of Erick’s procedure and care.

Erick’s father shares, “When Erick was experiencing a lot of pain, we could only sympathize with him as we could not do anything as the pain medication was not working. We were reluctant to come back to hospital as we did not have money to cater for another surgery.”

Erick is a very playful and happy baby from Kenya and the younger brother in his family of two children. His mother does laundry work to hel...

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Erick's Timeline

  • July 15, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 15, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Erick 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.

  • July 20, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Erick's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 30, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Erick's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 1, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Erick's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation Complete (2 stage)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,393 for Erick's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,273
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$44
Supplies
$0
Labs
$9
Other
$67

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Kyarituha

Kyarituha is a tailor from Uganda. Kyarituha attended school until reaching secondary school class three, but did not finish her education due to financial constraints at home. After leaving, she enrolled at a tailoring practice. Two years ago, Kyarituha stopped working as a tailor and became a homemaker when business stopped being profitable. Kyarituha's husband is a small scale farmer. Together with their 3 children, the family lives in a three-roomed house. Their two older children are in primary school, which requires school fees that the parents find difficult to supply. During her free time, Kyarituha still enjoys being able to repair clothes for her family and friends. Kyarituha is currently expecting her fourth child. She received full antenatal care at our medical partner's care center, Rushoroza Hospital. When she came to the hospital on July 19th with minor pain, she was reviewed and a caesarean section was recommended by her doctors due to a previous c-section and unfavorable fetus position. The procedure could save her from uterine rupture which puts her and her baby at risk. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH), is helping Kyarituha undergo a C-Section on July 20th. AMH is requesting support for this $207 procedure that will ensure the safety of both the mother and child. Kyarituha shares her future plans, “I pray for a successful surgery. I will resume tailoring as soon as I gather enough business capital but meanwhile, I plan to start farming to assist my husband in taking care of our family.”

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