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Success! Blessed from Kenya raised $681 to fund a surgery to close a colostomy.

Blessed
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  • $681 raised, $0 to go
$681
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Blessed's treatment was fully funded on December 13, 2020.

Photo of Blessed post-operation

January 11, 2021

Blessed underwent a surgery to close a colostomy.

Blessed, the 7-year-old from Kenya, had successful surgery! He recovered smoothly and is feeling well. He can now pass stool properly and is no longer at risk of infection or colostomy bag leaks. This treatment will help him to have a full and better quality life ahead.

Blessed’s mother shared with us how grateful she is and very happy for the help for her son.

Blessed, the 7-year-old from Kenya, had successful surgery! He recovered smoothly and is feeling well. He can now pass stool properly and is...

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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.

  • June 12, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Blessed's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 15, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Blessed 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.

  • December 13, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Blessed's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Blessed's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 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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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Paw

Paw is a 24-year-old woman from Thailand. Originally from Burma, Paw, her husband, their three daughters and her parents fled in March 2021 after the Burmese military shot rockets into their village. In Thailand, as refugees, they cannot work, and have temporarily moved in with Paw's brother and his family. They receive rice from her brother's neighbors, while her brother's family provides them with vegetables and curries. In July 2021, Paw's parents and her two older daughters went back to their village when they felt it was safe to do so. Meanwhile, her husband and her three-month-old baby have stayed with her while she receives treatment in Chiang Mai. Two years ago, Paw noticed a mass on the right side of her neck. Her neighbor suggested she apply a natural remedy, but unfortunately, the mass remained and grew over time. In September 2019, she visited a local hospital in Thailand with her husband, but the surgery recommended was too expensive. She experiences pain near the site of the mass, and the mass is still growing. Paw sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). She is scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on August 16th, and now she needs to raise $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Paw shared, “I felt embarrassed and very upset when I first noticed that I had this problem. I will feel a lot better after my surgery because I have needed to receive it since I first went to see the doctor in 2019. In the future I want to look after my children and send them to school.”

86% funded

86%funded
$1,298raised
$202to go