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Success! Esbon from Kenya raised $1,478 to fund urgent surgery for his leg.

Esbon
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$1,478
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Fully funded
Esbon's treatment was fully funded on June 4, 2022.

Photo of Esbon post-operation

June 9, 2022

Esbon underwent urgent surgery for his leg.

Esbon’s surgery was a success! This has been a big relief for Esbon’s family. The surgeons were able to release the band on his left leg and begin casting on his right foot so Esbon can walk without difficulty in the future.

His mother was so grateful to see him doing well and shared, “The state of my baby got me worried. I thought his limb would be amputated but am grateful to God He saw us through everything.”

Esbon's surgery was a success! This has been a big relief for Esbon's family. The surgeons were able to release the band on his left leg and...

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March 10, 2022

Esbon is a three-day-old baby and the fourth born in a family of four. His parents are both farmers, and also do casual jobs in order to sustain their lives and those of their children. Esbon’s mother hopes that he gets well soon so they may go back home to be with her other children.

Esbon was born with the umbilical cord tied around the calf muscle of his left lower limb, sustaining a wound around it that was deep. He was also born with a congenital condition of the feet, with missing digits in both lower limbs and the left upper limb. His mom is worried that he feels a lot of pain.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Esbon receive treatment. On March 10th, surgeons at their care center will perform a surgery to release the amniotic construction band with a skin graft. Now, their family needs help to fund this $1,478 procedure.

Esbon’s mother shared, “Kindly help my son so that he can be relieved from pain and be able to live normally in the future.”

Esbon is a three-day-old baby and the fourth born in a family of four. His parents are both farmers, and also do casual jobs in order to sus...

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Esbon's Timeline

  • March 10, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 10, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Esbon received treatment at AIC Kapsowar Hospital 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.

  • March 12, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Esbon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 4, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Esbon's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 9, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Esbon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release with Skin Graft and Flap
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,478 for Esbon's treatment
Hospital Fees
$943
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$74
Supplies
$300
Labs
$20
Other
$138

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Samuel

Samuel is a 21-year-old talkative young man. He is the second born in a family of five children. His father passed away when he was four years old, so his mother had to raise him and his siblings by herself. She does jobs on tea farms to provide for the family. When Samuel was two years old, his abdomen started to swell, which was very painful for him. His mother took him to the hospital and he was given some medication and sent back home. The medication did not work as expected. He was then taken to a different hospital for examination. He was given more medication and after some time he seemed to be better. The stomachache did not go away completely, however. Samuel and his mother shared that over the years, he has had stomachaches and gotten used to taking pain medication. In 2017 when Samuel was in high school, the pain worsened and his abdomen started to swell again. He had to leave school as a result. His mother took him to a hospital in Meru where he was admitted for three months. While in the hospital, scans and a biopsy were done to determine what the problem was. He was given a colostomy, where the end of the colon is brought through an opening in the abdominal wall, in order to pass stool. This surgery is often performed to bypass bowel malformations, but colostomies are usually temporary and may call for closure. In Samuel's case, his colostomy requires closure in order to restore bowel function and prevent future complications. At that time, his doctors did not manage to treat him and referred him to BethanyKids Hospital in 2018. On arrival, he was examined and admitted, as he was not in good condition. After more scans and tests, he was ultimately diagnosed with Hirschsprung’s disease. Since then, Samuel has undergone several surgeries with the aim of trying to better his condition. The first surgery failed, but the second was successful. He is now scheduled to undergo his last surgery to close the colostomy so that he can pass stool on his own again and live a more active life. Earlier in his treatment, Samuel's parents had enrolled in the national health insurance program (NHIF), which helped them pay for most of his hospital bills. BethanyKids also chipped in on occasion to help with some of the bills. Unfortunately, for his last surgery, NHIF has rejected the request since he is beyond the age to be covered by his mother’s insurance. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping him to undergo treatment and needs $1,084 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Samuel. The surgery is scheduled to take place on November 11th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Samuel’s Mother says, “For years now, I have been very worried about my son, but God has seen us through.”

33% funded

33%funded
$362raised
$721to go

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