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Blessed is a young boy from Kenya who needs $681 to fund a surgery to close a colostomy.

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June 11, 2020

Blessed is a 7-year-old boy from Kenya. Blessed’s parents are both casual laborers and his mother stopped working so that she could take care of Blessed. His father is not able to raise enough as his work is not reliable.

Blessed underwent an earlier colostomy procedure, in which the end of the colon is brought through an opening in the abdominal wall. This surgery is often performed to bypass bowel malformations, but colostomies are usually temporary and may need closure. In Blessed’s case, his colostomy requires closure in order to restore bowel function and prevent future complications.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $681 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Blessed. The surgery is scheduled to take place on June 12th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Blessed’s mother says, “I just can’t wait to see Blessed treated and playing like other kids.”

Blessed is a 7-year-old boy from Kenya. Blessed’s parents are both casual laborers and his mother stopped working so that she could take car...

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Blessed's Timeline

  • June 11, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Blessed was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • June 12, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Blessed was scheduled to receive treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH). 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.

  • June 12, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Blessed's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Blessed is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Blessed's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
Colostomy Closure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $681 for Blessed's treatment
Hospital Fees
$663
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$18
Supplies
$0

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