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Success! Victor from Kenya raised $1,152 to fund a colostomy.

Victor
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  • $1,152 raised, $0 to go
$1,152
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Victor's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2021.

Photo of Victor post-operation

September 13, 2021

Victor underwent a colostomy.

Baby Victor had a successful surgery at our medical partner’s care center. After the surgery, he was monitored closely by doctors before being discharged home from the hospital. Victor’s mother will bring him back for follow-up clinic visits so the doctors can support his full recovery as he grows.

Holding her peacefully sleeping son, Victor’s mother shared, “We do not know what we could have done for our child to receive treatment. We are thankful for you have helped us carry the burden of our son’s bill.”

Baby Victor had a successful surgery at our medical partner's care center. After the surgery, he was monitored closely by doctors before bei...

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August 10, 2021

Victor is a newborn baby and the youngest child in a family of six children. His parents are both casual laborers who sell groceries for a living.

When Victor and his mom arrived home from the hospital after his birth, he was crying often and his mother and aunt became concerned. They examined him and noticed that his stomach was swollen and he was not able to pass his stool. Upon examination, he was scheduled for an urgent colostomy surgery the next day.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH) is helping Victor to receive treatment. On August 11th, he will undergo surgery at AMH’s care center. Now, AMH is requesting $1,152 to fund Victor’s life-saving procedure and care.

Victor’s mother shared, “Victor’s condition is a big blow to us. It’s new to us and what’s worrying is that he cannot survive without surgery being done and we are not in a position to cater for that.”

Victor is a newborn baby and the youngest child in a family of six children. His parents are both casual laborers who sell groceries for a l...

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Victor's Timeline

  • August 10, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Victor was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 11, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Victor 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.

  • August 12, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Victor's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 31, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Victor's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 13, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Victor's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 27 donors

Treatment
Colostomy Alone
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,152 for Victor's treatment
Hospital Fees
$841
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$16
Supplies
$165
Labs
$29
Radiology
$46
Other
$55

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Gebreegziabher

Gebreegziabher is a brave, young, and fun boy who loves to hangout with his friends. He loves to play chase and other games with his friends and brothers. He has five siblings and shared with us that he loves goats! Gebreegziabher never went to school because of his condition. He is a shepherd and helps to keep the sheep and goats of his parents. Because of his condition, he has endured bullying, but he continues to be brave and his dad shared: “He is so strong despite his sickness. When others pick on him and speak bad things about him and things related to his disease he even gets in to fights.” Gebreegziabher's mom and dad counsel him and comfort him and help him to bring out self-confidence and strength. His dad and his mom are farmers and his mom takes care of all the household chores. Dad said: “Our area is dry. We work hard and farm but the harvest is poor with lack of rain. We purchase food because our harvest is not enough to support the family.” They also raise animals to support themselves. The community survives with the dry land and the scarcity of food by donations from the government and NGOs. But the past two years they couldn’t get the donation since they are in the war zone. For these reasons they can’t afford the medical bill for their son. Gebreegziabher was born with congenital anomaly called bladder extrophy. That is an abnormally where the bladder is open to air. Given the pain and risk of infection, he just ties clothes around the wound. His mom is very much worried and concerned because of his condition. She shared that she has excluded herself from the community for years in taking care of him and raises him and recalls that when growing up, he would sit faraway from others and boys in his age. They keep up hope for better days ahead and are a loving family who support each other the best they can. His Dad said: “He learned to exclude himself from others growing up. We are sad as a family because of his condition. The neighbor insults us, discriminate us and we feel so sad about this. We couldn’t tell what will happen to him. And we bring him to God always.”

60% funded

60%funded
$904raised
$596to go

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