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Success! Harrison from Kenya raised $788 to fund a life-saving laparotomy.

Harrison
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  • $788 raised, $0 to go
$788
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Harrison's treatment was fully funded on September 8, 2020.

Photo of Harrison post-operation

August 7, 2020

Harrison underwent a life-saving laparotomy.

Baby Harrison underwent a successful emergency laparotomy which saved his life. Before surgery he was unresponsive, but this changed after surgery because his face looked very bright. By the time he went home, he had improved a lot. With this treatment, Harrison will now be able to continue growing up like other children.

“I was worried and desperate, but this is like a miracle. I cannot thank all those who assisted me enough, but God who sees our heart will bless you all. I can’t wait to see my baby grow up normally,” said Harrison’s mother

Baby Harrison underwent a successful emergency laparotomy which saved his life. Before surgery he was unresponsive, but this changed after s...

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July 16, 2020

Harrison is a nine month old baby from Kenya. He is the youngest in a family of three children. Harrison’s father works as a casual laborer while his mother sells second hand clothes.

A few days ago, Harrison began to experience diarrhea and vomiting and could not even retain breast milk. The mother took him to a dispensary and was advised to take him to a hospital. Since they didn’t have money they stayed at home, but last night his abdomen began to swell. A scan has showed intussusception, a small bowel obstruction. Surgeons recommend an emergency laparotomy.

If not treated Harrison will continue having serious complications that may lead to death. Fortunately our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, can help. Now, Harrison needs your help to fund the $788 cost of this procedure.

“I am so worried about my baby, but I have no means of paying for this life-saving surgery. I plead for help so that my baby can be well again,” shared Harrison’s mother.

Harrison is a nine month old baby from Kenya. He is the youngest in a family of three children. Harrison's father works as a casual laborer ...

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Harrison's Timeline

  • July 16, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Harrison was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • July 16, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Harrison received treatment at Nazareth Hospital. 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.

  • July 16, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Harrison's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 07, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Harrison's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 08, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Harrison's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - Laparotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $788 for Harrison's treatment
Hospital Fees
$493
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$39
Supplies
$107
Labs
$85
Radiology
$26
Other
$38

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Yin Yin

Yin Yin is a 27-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with with her husband, her sister-in-law, her sister-in-law’s husband, her niece and her niece’s two small boys. Her husband, who is the only one supporting her financially, works as a cleaner at a shopping mall. In her free time, she likes to read Burmese novels. Three years ago, when Yin Yin worked as a cleaner in Bangkok, she felt tired, had no appetite, had memory loss and frequent urination. She was brought to a hospital where she was told she has a blood clot in the back of her head. She had it removed surgically, which her employer lent her money for. On December 6th and 8th, Yin Yin had two seizures. She and her husband sought treatment at Mae Tao Clinic, where she was admitted. She does not remember what happened but was given medication and told to come back if she felt unwell. On January 14th, however, she came back to the clinic, complaining of soreness in the back of her head where her first surgery took place. She also reported continued blurry vision, memory loss and fatigue. When the weather gets cold, she feels stiff and sore in her neck and hands. MTC thought she might have encephalitis but needed a CT scan to confirm her diagnosis. Unable to pay, MTC referred her to Watsi Partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance in accessing further treatment. Doctors want Yin Yin to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Yin Yin's CT scan and care, scheduled for January 28th. “It has been very difficult for me, but my husband gives me encouragement,” said Yin Yin.

35% funded

35%funded
$145raised
$269to go
Nelson

Nelson is a small business owner from Kenya and a father of four children aged between 1 and 16 years. He operates a butchery in Komarock where he has employed someone to help him after the accident. The wife and children are currently living with his parents in Muranga. His wife is not in any employment and their family solely depends on his business. Nelson lives in a rental house in Komarock and his earnings are not sufficient to meet the cost of living and pay for his surgery. In 2017 Nelson was involved in a road traffic accident in Komarock as he was coming from work. He was rushed to KNH hospital where he underwent surgery. Later his surgical site got an infection and a plan for nail placement to help his fracture was agreed on. He went to St Peter’s Uthiru in 2018 where he underwent the surgery and it was successful. He didn’t heal well so he came to Kijabe Hosopital for clinic where he was booked for surgery. He underwent a 1st stage and 2nd stage bone transport in 2019 and this was funded by the national health insurance fund. Currently, he has an infection and is due for urgent debridement and washout to ensure he can heal. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Nelson receive treatment. On June 3rd, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure. If not treated, Nelson will be at risk of further wound infection that could lead to amputation. Now, Nelson needs help to fund this $1,242 procedure. ‘I will be happy to go back to work being the sole breadwinner of our family.’ Nelson said.

75% funded

75%funded
$936raised
$306to go

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