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Success! Kevin from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund surgery to repair his facial burns.

Kevin
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Kevin's treatment was fully funded on November 4, 2021.

Photo of Kevin post-operation

November 8, 2021

Kevin underwent surgery to repair his facial burns.

Kevin sustained a 3rd-degree facial burn and developed facial contractures. He was unable to close his right eye or his mouth because of the contractures. Kevin’s now underwent a right eye contracture release to help him close his eye. Prolonged exposure of the eye could have resulted in blindness. This is the first of a series of contracture surgeries that he needs as he heals. Kevin’s family was relieved that his surgery was successful and he is on his way to getting the care he needs.

Kevin’s mother says, “I am hopeful my son will be able to sleep well now. We have a long way to go since other surgeries are pending. I am grateful for walking with us through this journey.”

Kevin sustained a 3rd-degree facial burn and developed facial contractures. He was unable to close his right eye or his mouth because of the...

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October 4, 2021

Kevin is a 1-year-old baby and the youngest in a family of four. His siblings are aged between 3-7 years. They live in their ancestral home together with their parents and grandparents. Kevin’s father is a hardworking man who tends farms for a living. His mother sells vegetables at a local market. Their combined income is often just enough to feed their family and the elderly grandparents.

When Kevin was only seven months, he fell into a fire while crawling. He was in the custody of his grandmother who was preparing a meal in their home kitchen. He is currently not able to close his right eye and his mouth because of the contractures that formed as he was healing.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Kevin receive treatment. On October 5th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery for Kevin. After the surgery, he will be able to blink freely and close his eyes. Now, their family needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure.

Kelvin mother says, “This kid is only one year and in pain as a result of the burns. He has difficulties in sleeping because he cannot close his eye. This surgery will help him be able to sleep well and close his eyes.”

Kevin is a 1-year-old baby and the youngest in a family of four. His siblings are aged between 3-7 years. They live in their ancestral home ...

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Kevin's Timeline

  • October 4, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 6, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kevin received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital 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.

  • October 6, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kevin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 4, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kevin's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kevin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,550 for Kevin's treatment
Subsidies fund $50 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,126
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$20
Supplies
$319
Labs
$11
Other
$74

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