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Success! David from Kenya raised $1,089 to fund urethroplasty surgery.

David
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  • $1,089 raised, $0 to go
$1,089
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
David's treatment was fully funded on July 11, 2020.

Photo of David post-operation

April 27, 2020

David underwent urethroplasty surgery.

David had successful surgery in our partner facility. He is now able to pass urine with ease and with the completion of the surgery, he is confident that soon he will be able to lead a much comfortable lifestyle. David is grateful for the support offered by the hospital staff and the Watsi Medical Partner team.

David says, “Thank you for the kind support offered to me. God bless you. I hope to marry soon with confidence now.”

David had successful surgery in our partner facility. He is now able to pass urine with ease and with the completion of the surgery, he is c...

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March 11, 2020

Meet David, a 23-year-old from Kenya. David relies on casual labour to make ends meet. He takes up jobs such as digging pit latrines, tilling, or any other work that comes along. His family background is poverty-stricken. David shared that his father is an alcoholic and has sold most of the family properties including even cooking utensils. His mother separated from his father. David and his 6 siblings did not manage to go to school as their parents could not manage to raise school fees.

David currently struggles to pass urine. Six years ago, David was started developing problems and his condition worsened in 2017. He was reviewed at Maua Hospital and referred to Watsi Partner Kijabe Hospital. Through national health insurance funding, he had first stage urethroplasty in 2018 and doctors advised him to return for follow up and second stage surgery. However, due to financial difficulties, he could not manage to come back to the hospital.

In 2020, he returned after fundraising for transport and hospital appointment charges. He now requires surgery but is not able to raise the funds required and is still has difficulties due to his condition. David had to be supported with bus fare to travel to Kijabe, 6-hour journey from his village, and he appeals for financial assistance.

David says, “My hope is to be treated fully. I want to marry but I feel any lady would not want to settle down with me in my current condition.”

Meet David, a 23-year-old from Kenya. David relies on casual labour to make ends meet. He takes up jobs such as digging pit latrines, tillin...

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David's Timeline

  • March 11, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    David was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • March 12, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    David received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital. 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.

  • March 13, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    David's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 27, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    David's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 11, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    David's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Urethroplasty
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,089 for David's treatment
Hospital Fees
$755
Medical Staff
$31
Medication
$22
Supplies
$254
Labs
$27

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