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Josphat from Kenya raised $650 to fund a colostomy closure.

Josphat
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  • $650 raised, $0 to go
$650
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Josphat's treatment was fully funded on November 13, 2020.
November 14, 2020

Josphat underwent a colostomy closure but later had complications.

Our medical partner just shared an important update with us that we want to share with you. Josphat had successful surgery, but while in the hospital ward afterward, he was not able to pass stool hence making his stomach swell. The following day he was taken back to the operating room for further treatment and then was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit. He stayed in the I.C.U for several days and sadly his condition did not improve and he passed away. Josphat’s mother shared with us, “Despite the unexpected outcome, I am grateful for all the financial support.” We are incredibly saddened to share this with you and have expressed our support and condolences with his family on behalf of our community.

Our medical partner just shared an important update with us that we want to share with you. Josphat had successful surgery, but while in the...

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October 16, 2020

Josphat is a baby boy from Kenya.

Josphat was born with an anorectal malformation, which caused him to not be able to pass stool at all. Eager to see their third-born child treated, his parents immediately came to Kijabe Hospital. The physicians reviewed him and recommended him to first go through a colostomy, which is a procedure where the end of the colon is brought through an opening in the abdominal wall. Though they were not able to source funds for the surgery initially, a member of parliament ended up funding the entire procedure. Next, for the second surgery, a PSARP was performed with the support of Watsi donors. Josphat has successfully recovered from this surgery and is now scheduled for his third and final surgery. This surgery entails closure of the colostomy, enabling Josphat to pass stool normally and preventing future complications.

Josphat’s father is a gardener in different people’s homes, and his mother is not working because she provides care for Josphat as he recovers. With no other source of income, Josphat’s parents are not able to raise extra money to pay for his surgery and are requesting financial help.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $650 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Josphat. The surgery is scheduled to take place on October 19th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Josphat’s mother shared with gratitude, “Having received help from this program before, I am again requesting for your financial support for my son and his health.”

Josphat is a baby boy from Kenya. Josphat was born with an anorectal malformation, which caused him to not be able to pass stool at all....

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Josphat's Timeline

  • October 16, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Josphat was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 17, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Josphat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 19, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Josphat 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.

  • November 13, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Josphat's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 14, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Josphat. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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

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