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Success! Arabella from Kenya raised $619 to fund a colostomy closure.

Arabella
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  • $619 raised, $0 to go
$619
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Arabella's treatment was fully funded on December 3, 2020.

Photo of Arabella post-operation

May 15, 2020

Arabella underwent a colostomy closure.

Arabella had successful surgery to close her colostomy (a perforation on her abdomen to aid in passing stool). She can now pass stool normally and this was a highlight to her parents. Arabella’s mother could not hide her joy when her daughter was finally able to go to the bathroom normally.

“My daughter’s journey has taught me not to take things for granted. Every reflex in our bodies is a blessing and we should always be thankful,” says Arabella’s mother.

Arabella had successful surgery to close her colostomy (a perforation on her abdomen to aid in passing stool). She can now pass stool norma...

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March 18, 2020

Arabella is a 15-month-old baby from Kenya. Arabella’s mom is a stay-at-home mom and does a bit of farming at home. Her father is a caterer in a nearby school.

Arabella underwent a colostomy, in which the end of her 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 Arabella’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 $619 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Arabella. The surgery is scheduled to take place on March 19th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.

“Please help us. I look forward to see my daughter well,” says Arabella’s mother.

Arabella is a 15-month-old baby from Kenya. Arabella’s mom is a stay-at-home mom and does a bit of farming at home. Her father is a caterer ...

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Arabella's Timeline

  • March 18, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 19, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Arabella 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.

  • March 19, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Arabella's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 15, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Arabella's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 03, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Arabella's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
Colostomy Closure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $619 for Arabella's treatment
Hospital Fees
$601
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$18
Supplies
$0

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Pendo

Pendo is a twenty-one-year-old mother from Tanzania. She has two children aged two and a half years and one and a half years. In 2018, Pendo was involved in a fire accident. She had boiled water to give her two children warm baths. As she was bathing the youngest child close to the fire, she had an epileptic attack and fell down on the fire, leaving her unconscious and her right hand burned badly. Her firstborn child ran for help, and the neighbors rushed her to the hospital. There, Pendo had her burns cleaned and was advised to have them regularly dressed to help the wounds heal. However, after returning home, she never came back for more dressings due to financial challenges. Pendo sought treatment via herbal medicines instead, and her healing process was very slow. Eventually, Pendo's parents came to help take care of her and her children. She heard about our medical partner's care center from them, and sought treatment to correct her hand. Through Watsi donor support, Pendo was able to successfully undergo treatment to have her wrist contractures released and pins inserted in her hand. Because of how her wounds are healing, doctors recommend she have another surgery to help cover up her post-surgical wound with a skin graft. Pendo appeals for financial help for the care she needs. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Pendo receive treatment. On January 15th, surgeons at their care center will perform a split-thickness skin graft burn surgery. Once recovered, she will be able to use her hand much more easily and return to taking care of her children. Now, she needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Pendo shared, “My hand is now much better than before, though this wound is not healing well. This surgery will help in my healing, but I cannot afford it so I appreciate any help you can provide."

55% funded

55%funded
$487raised
$387to go

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