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Erick from Kenya raised $1,393 to fund surgery for his birth condition.

Erick
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  • $1,393 raised, $0 to go
$1,393
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Erick's treatment was fully funded on July 29, 2021.

Photo of Erick post-operation

August 10, 2021

Erick underwent surgery for his birth condition.

We received an update from our medical partner that Erick had his initial surgery to address his birth condition. However, while at home, he experienced a wound break down and was experiencing pain. His parents rushed him back to the hospital. He was examined again, was immediately admitted and underwent a second surgery the same day. His follow-up surgery was successful and Erick is now recovering well.

Erick’s father says: “it was very difficult for us to see Erick experience the pain while at home. Coming back to hospital was the last decision we wanted to make due to our financial strain, but we thank God for all the help this far.”

We received an update from our medical partner that Erick had his initial surgery to address his birth condition. However, while at home, he...

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July 3, 2021

Erick is a seven-month-old baby boy and the youngest child in a family of two children. His mother does laundry work to help provide for the family, while his father is a veterinarian in the area. His business was doing well before the COVID-19 pandemic, but unfortunately, they had to stop paying for health insurance when they became financially strained due to the pandemic.

Erick was born with an anorectal malformation, or a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. He is scheduled to have corrective surgery on July 5th and now our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $1,393 to cover the total cost of Erick’s procedure and care. After his recovery, Erick will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing severe health complications in the future.

Erick’s father shared, “during this hard time of the pandemic, we are not able to raise any money for Erick’s surgery. Please help us.”

Erick is a seven-month-old baby boy and the youngest child in a family of two children. His mother does laundry work to help provide for the...

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Erick's Timeline

  • July 3, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 5, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Erick 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 7, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Erick's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 29, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Erick's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 10, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Erick. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation Complete (2 stage)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,393 for Erick's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,273
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$44
Supplies
$0
Labs
$9
Other
$67

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Daw Tin

Daw Tin is a strong, hardworking 60-year-old woman from Burma who enjoys cleaning her home, visiting her local Buddhist temple, meditating, and praying. She lives on her own and supports herself by working as a day laborer, herding goats and collecting firewood to sell. However, her siblings have been supporting her since her recent injury because she is unable to work. This past May, Daw Tin stepped on a nail protruding from a wooden board while herding her neighbor’s goats. Over time, the wound on her right heel turned into a painful ulcer, and she could no longer work or walk. She was able to undergo wound debridement surgery in July thanks to donations collected from her community. However, her doctor told her that she would need to have a second surgery in order to fully heal her condition. Without treatment, Daw Tin is at risk of developing severe damage to underlying bone and tissue. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $851 to cover the cost of a local rotation flap procedure for Daw Tin, which is scheduled to take place on July 28th at BCMF's care center. During this procedure, surgeons will rotate a partially attached piece of skin onto the wound. This will allow for optimal vascularization, or the ability to grow blood vessels to improve oxygen and nutrient supply, as well as optimal tissue reconstruction. Daw Tin says, "I was so happy to hear that I would receive surgery with the help of donors and the organization. Without your help, I could never receive surgery."

43% funded

43%funded
$370raised
$481to go

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