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

Erick
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$1,393
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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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Ko Kyaw lives with his wife and two daughters in the border region of Tak Province in Thailand. He is a homemaker while his wife works as a day laborer. He plans to send his older daughter to a Thai school in the new school year, but his younger daughter is still too young to go to school. In early 2021, Kyaw was still living in his village in Myawaddy Township in Burma but it has been a very challenging time for his community ever since the military coup. He and his wife were injured in an emergency involving the local soldiers who came to their area. Luckily other villagers came to their rescue and Kyaw was treated for fractures on both his upper and lower leg, where a metal rod was inserted to help him heal. Now the bone in his thigh is misshapen and doctors have diagnosed osteomyelitis (infected bone). His doctor told him that in order to heal, he would need to have the metal rods replaced in both his upper and lower leg. Currently, Kyaw’s left leg is in a lot of pain. He can only bend his leg slightly and needs to use crutches to get around. With his leg in pain, Ko Kyaw spends most of his time helping out with household chores he can do and teaching his oldest daughter how to read and write in Burmese. He feels frustrated that since his leg was broken, he cannot support his family. Our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund is helping to pay the cost of his treatment and is raising $1500 to cover his surgery, which will take place on May 10th. “I feel upset that I cannot support my family as the head of the house,” he said. “We only have my wife’s income. We do not have our own house to live in. I want to say a lot of things but I cannot express what I want to say. I never thought that I would lose my house, my possessions and that my leg would be in pain.”

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