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Success! Hermon from Kenya raised $754 to fund life-changing surgery for his birth condition.

Hermon
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  • $754 raised, $0 to go
$754
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$0
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Fully funded
Hermon's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2021.

Photo of Hermon post-operation

January 10, 2022

Hermon underwent life-changing surgery for his birth condition.

Hermon’s surgery to treat his condition was a success. This treatment will significantly reduce his risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility issues in the future.

His mom said: “I promised God that if He healed my baby I will lead a life that honors him. I believe God created us all for a purpose and I hope Hermon will find that purpose and live to achieve it. And he gave me back Hermon from the operating room. I am so happy!”

Hermon’s surgery to treat his condition was a success. This treatment will significantly reduce his risk of developing hernias, testicular c...

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November 14, 2021

Hermon is a sweet 4-year-old boy who loves people and being with others. His name means God’s gift. He loves playing video games and loves to be with his father and uncle. Hermon is adorable and playful, and is always smiling. His mom is raising him from home after leaving her business when he was born. His dad is a storekeeper in a government shop. His income is low to support the needs of their family. Sometimes mom tries to work as a broker carrying her child on her back and her family tries to offer financial support for their living too.

Hermon was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Hermon has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future.

Hermon will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on November 16th. AMHF is requesting $754 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

His mom said “I hope he will get to attend school like any other child. I hope he will grow loving God and serving Him. ”

Hermon is a sweet 4-year-old boy who loves people and being with others. His name means God’s gift. He loves playing video games and loves t...

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Hermon's Timeline

  • November 14, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 17, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hermon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 19, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hermon received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM) in Ethiopia. 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.

  • December 31, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hermon's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 10, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hermon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
Orchidopexy-Single
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $754 for Hermon's treatment
Hospital Fees
$458
Medical Staff
$132
Medication
$15
Supplies
$87
Labs
$10
Radiology
$16
Other
$36

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Saw Eh

Saw Eh is a two-year-old boy who lives with his mother and older sister in a refugee camp in Thailand. Both he and his older sister go to nursery school. His mother weaves and sells traditional Karen clothing to earn extra money in addition to the small amount they receive every month on a cash card. When Saw Eh was two months old, he began crying a lot and his mother noticed swelling in a sensitive area. He received medication at the hospital in the refugee camp, which helped alleviate his discomfort and crying. However, Saw Eh began experiencing pain in the same sensitive area this past June. This pain often causes him to miss school, as well as to cry frequently again. His mother shares that when he cries, she must hold him, meaning she no longer has time to weave clothes. During the short moments when the pain lessens after taking painkillers, Saw Eh loves playing with his friends and his sister. When his family brought him to the hospital, a medic told them that they would have to wait for a doctor to visit the refugee camp. When Saw Eh was finally seen by a doctor in late July, he and his family were referred to our medical partner's care center, Mae Sariang Hospital, for treatment. He was diagnosed with hydrocele in his left scrotum and a left inguinal hernia. Due to his severe condition, the doctor admitted him and scheduled his surgery to take place that same night, August 4th. However, Saw Eh's mother shares that she cannot pay for her son's needed treatment due to financial constraints. Fortunately, she was referred to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), for financial assistance accessing treatment. On August 4th, surgeons will perform hernia repair surgery to treat Saw Eh's hernia and help alleviate his symptoms. BCMF is requesting $1,486 to fund his surgery and care. Saw Eh’s mother shares, “I feel so sad when I see my son in pain. I love to see him playing with his sister, but if he is in pain, he will cry a lot.”

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