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Success! Naomi from Kenya raised $592 to fund a colostomy procedure.

Naomi
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  • $592 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Naomi's treatment was fully funded on April 30, 2021.

Photo of Naomi post-operation

May 18, 2021

Naomi underwent a colostomy procedure and is feeling so much better.

Naomi had successful surgery and has been doing well as she recovers. She’s scheduled to undergo one more surgery later to help her heal the wounds. She is now back home and continues to come to the hospital for her post-operation care and recovery support.

Naomi’s mother says: “my daughter urgently needed this surgery, and despite us not having enough funds for it, we gathered what we had and brought her to hospital, trusting God for a miracle. We are overjoyed for God brought you to us as a miracle. Thank you to the doctors who operated on Naomi, and thank you Watsi for helping out with the bill. May the Lord bless you richly.”

Naomi had successful surgery and has been doing well as she recovers. She's scheduled to undergo one more surgery later to help her heal the...

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April 12, 2021

Naomi is a 15-year-old girl from Kenya. She is a very fun, talkative, and outgoing girl. In school, she is in Grade 5 and is among some of the best students in her class. Naomi is the sixth born in a family of seven children. Some of her siblings are in college with different sponsorship programs, while others are in high school and primary school. Naomi’s father works hard finding labor jobs to provide for their family. Her mother currently stays at home to mainly take care of Naomi, as she is not able to go to school at the moment.

Naomi has a history of spina bifida and hydrocephalus. In 2019, when her shunt that was helping treat her hydrocephalus unfortunately started malfunctioning, her mother brought her to a facility to see a neurosurgeon. At the facility, Naomi was admitted as an emergency case and was operated on successfully. After the surgery, she had a lengthy stay at the facility and was in and out of the Intensive Care Unit several times. During this time, Naomi was bedridden and developed two pressure sores in the process; one on the sacral and the other one on the right gluteal region. The medical practitioners in the facility were not able to offer any treatment for her pressure sores.

As time went by, the pressure sores worsened and grew deeper. One medical practitioner advised Naomi’s mother to dress the wounds with vinegar and honey on a daily basis. Her mother tried this and noticed some small improvement. Until she had enough money to take Naomi to the hospital, she continued with this home treatment. Eventually, Naomi was brought to our Medical Partner Kijabe Hospital, where doctors examined her. Now, Naomi will undergo a colostomy conducted by the pediatric surgery team to divert the stool and avoid infection. Later, she will undergo debridement and flap reconstruction with the plastic surgery team to help her heal.

However, Naomi’s parents are unable to afford the cost of her care. Their family has a National Health Insurance Fund coverage that will help fund her later reconstruction procedures, but they need help raising money for the procedures Naomi must undergo now. Naomi’s mother appeals for financial support.

Naomi will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. She is scheduled to undergo her colostomy surgery on April 13th. African Mission Healthcare is requesting $592 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, she will be free of pain and will be able to return to her studies again.

Naomi’s mother shared, “Since Naomi was born, I knew that this was a God-given responsibility to take care of her and be with her throughout her treatment. Over the years, it is been difficult because of the cost of treatment as a result of several trips to seek care. She really needs this surgery but sadly we are I am unable to facilitate for it.”

Naomi is a 15-year-old girl from Kenya. She is a very fun, talkative, and outgoing girl. In school, she is in Grade 5 and is among some of t...

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Naomi's Timeline

  • April 12, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 13, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Naomi 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.

  • April 14, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Naomi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 30, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Naomi's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 18, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Naomi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Colostomy Alone
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $592 for Naomi's treatment
Hospital Fees
$525
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$39
Supplies
$0
Other
$28

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