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Success! Brandon from Kenya raised $743 to fund surgery for his birth condition.

Brandon
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  • $743 raised, $0 to go
$743
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Brandon's treatment was fully funded on July 1, 2021.

Photo of Brandon post-operation

August 8, 2021

Brandon underwent surgery for his birth condition.

Brandon had a successful surgery in the hospital and is recovering well. His mother and siblings are both relieved and glad to have the youngest member of their family in good health.

Brandon’s mother says: “My son’s condition had started to worry me a lot as I didn’t have any money to cater for his treatment. I was just praying and hoping for the best and thankfully God heard my prayer.”

Brandon had a successful surgery in the hospital and is recovering well. His mother and siblings are both relieved and glad to have the youn...

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June 21, 2021

When Brandon was one week old, his mother noticed that he had not passed stool since he was born, and his stomach was swollen and painful. His mother took him to a nearby facility for examination, where Brandon was immediately referred to another facility in Nairobi. However, due to financial difficulties, they cannot travel to Nairobi and instead went to a larger, nearby facility. When they arrived, Brandon was examined and given medication for him to pass stool. The medication worked to alleviate Brandon’s discomfort, so he was discharged a few days after.

However, after a few months, the medication became less effective and Brandon had to be taken to the clinic again. Brandon was admitted as an emergency patient and was given new medications, which were ineffective. His condition worsened. Fortunately, he was then referred to BethanyKids Hospital, a care center of our medical partner African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Upon arrival to BethanyKids, he was examined again and after tests he has been diagnosed with problems in his colon. Brandon now requires a special surgery to finally treat his condition.

Brandon is the youngest in a family of five children. His father was working as a security guard and was the breadwinner of the family, but passed away when Brandon was six months old. Brandon’s mother does not have a stable job, and it is getting more difficult as work becomes scarce. Without medical insurance to pay for Brandon’s procedure, his mother and AMH are requesting $743 to help pay for the expenses.

Brandon’s mother appreciates the support, “I am very happy to hear that my son will be treated and grow up as a normal child. I am just requesting for any help so he may be treated.”

When Brandon was one week old, his mother noticed that he had not passed stool since he was born, and his stomach was swollen and painful. H...

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Brandon's Timeline

  • June 21, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 26, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Brandon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 28, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Brandon received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH) 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.

  • July 1, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Brandon's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Brandon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Anorectoplasty
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $743 for Brandon's treatment
Hospital Fees
$672
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$0
Labs
$9
Other
$36

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