Gloria from Kenya raised $980 to relieve the excess pressure in her skull.

Gloria
$980
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Gloria's treatment was fully funded on August 20, 2014.
  • Gloria's story
  • Gloria's update
May 21, 2014

Photo of Gloria post-operation

February 12, 2015

Gloria received a shunt incision surgery to relieve the excess pressure in her skull.

Her operation was a success! Her doctors report, "Gloria is no longer at risk of going blind, having brain damage or premature death." ...

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Gloria's Timeline

  • May 21, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Gloria was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 23, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gloria 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 12, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gloria's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 20, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gloria's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Gloria. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

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Kenay is a sweet eleven-month-old baby boy from Ethiopia who loves to play with his mom. He is the fourth child of his parents. Kenay has started weaning and is eating Plumpy Nut, a nutrition supplement donated by the government and organizations to children with malnutrition, as Kenay was underweight. Kenay’s dad is a farmer and has land, but because of the drought, they couldn’t harvest enough, even for the family’s consumption. Initially, Kenay got his emergency colostomy from Sekota Hospital, which was supported by the community. However, he became so sick and underweight that his mother and some family members lost hope in his ability to survive. Fortunately, his mom heard about our medical partner’s care center, BethanyKids, from a social worker, and upon learning that they could get treatment for his condition, their hope increased. Bethany Kids covered the family’s transportation and accommodation to bring Kenay to the hospital, where the medical team first put him on a nutrition program for over four months to treat malnutrition. Now, Kenay’s weight is normal, and he is fit for surgery. Kenay was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. He needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction. The long journey with multiple issues with his colostomy care has significantly impacted the psychological health of his parents, and they are requesting financial assistance with his surgery cost. Kenay is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on November 22nd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $1,500 to cover Kenay’s procedure and care costs. After his recovery, Kenay will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future. Kenay’s mom said, “I hope my child will get treatment, and I hope he will heal after the treatment. I hope I will see him growing up and start a decent life.”

$1,170raised
$329to go