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Arabella is a baby from Kenya who needs $619 to fund a colostomy closure.

Arabella
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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
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Arabella's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Arabella is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 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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