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Daniel from Kenya raised $980 to close his exposed spinal column.

Daniel
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  • $980 raised, $0 to go
$980
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$0
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Fully funded
Daniel's treatment was fully funded on August 10, 2014.

Photo of Daniel post-operation

February 12, 2015

Daniel received surgery he needed to ensure that his spinal column could develop normally.

Our medical partner reports that Daniel’s surgery was a success and he is recovering well.

“His back was closed and Daniel is less likely to develop infections, tethered cord or kyphoscoliosis which are all complications arising form spina bifida,” say his doctors.

“I am VERY happy that the mass that was on my son’s back is gone and I only see stitches now,” Daniel’s mother says. “THANK YOU and May God Bless WATSI and all the people that supported my son.”

Our medical partner reports that Daniel's surgery was a success and he is recovering well. "His back was closed and Daniel is less likel...

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July 1, 2014

Daniel, born only 11 days ago in Kenya, lives with his parents and older sibling. Daniel’s father works as a carpenter to support his family, and his mother tends to the crops they grow on a small plot of land.

Daniel was born with spina bifida, an incomplete closing of the spinal column, leaving him with an open mass on his back. Left untreated, he is likely to develop various infections, malformations of the spine, and continued discomfort. Daniel’s mother hopes to see her son receive the help he needs, as she says that all she wants “is to see my son well. I want to see Daniel live a healthy life like my other child.”

For $980, we can provide Daniel with a surgery that would close the spina bifida and greatly reduce his chances of developing scoliosis and infection. Let us provide Daniel the opportunity at the healthy childhood that his family dreams of!

Daniel, born only 11 days ago in Kenya, lives with his parents and older sibling. Daniel's father works as a carpenter to support his family...

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Daniel's Timeline

  • July 1, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Daniel was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • July 02, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Daniel received treatment. 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.

  • August 04, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Daniel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 10, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Daniel's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Daniel. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

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