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Michael from Kenya raised $980 to receive spina bifida closure surgery.

Michael
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  • $980 raised, $0 to go
$980
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Michael's treatment was fully funded on August 6, 2014.

Photo of Michael post-operation

February 12, 2015

Michael received spina bifida closure surgery to protect his spinal cord and save his life.

Michael’s mother says, “Thanks for your support towards my son’s treatment. I can’t think of a better way of expressing my gratitude to you.”

Michael’s mother says, “Thanks for your support towards my son's treatment. I can’t think of a better way of expressing my gratitude to you....

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June 9, 2014

The days since Michael was born have been more stressful than joyful for his parents. Michael is their first baby, and he’s only three days old. But he’s battling a life-threatening condition. Michael has spina bifida, a developmental congenital disorder caused by the incomplete closing of the embryonic neural tube.

Michael’s parents are small business owners. They work hard, but unfortunately earn very little and cannot afford the surgery Michael needs to go home healthy.

For $980, we can fund a spina bifida closure for Michael. “If the surgery is not done, Michael is likely to get an infection because of the open mass on his back,” our hospital partner writes. It could also turn into even more life-threatening problems, like a tethered cord, kyphosis, or scoliosis.

Michael’s mother says, “My prayer and hope is that my son gets treatment soon so that he can live a healthy and normal life.”

The days since Michael was born have been more stressful than joyful for his parents. Michael is their first baby, and he's only three days ...

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Michael's Timeline

  • June 9, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Michael was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 10, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Michael 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.

  • July 31, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Michael's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 6, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Michael's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Michael. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

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