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Kerson from Haiti raised $960 to correct his cleft lip.

Kerson
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  • $960 raised, $0 to go
$960
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kerson's treatment was fully funded on March 10, 2015.

Photo of Kerson post-operation

May 15, 2015

Kerson received surgery to correct his cleft lip.

“I feel normal and very good after the treatment,” Kerson tells us. “I feel some discomfort with the stitches and the tape but I know this will be gone day by days.”

“The treatment is very important to Kerson’s life,” says our medical partner, Project Medishare. “The surgery brings many good changes to his life, and gave him the opportunity to live a normal life, and not teased and excluded anymore.”

Kerson adds, “I feel much better now and this will change my life. I won’t feel ashamed anymore and I am sure that people won’t keep teasing me.”

"I feel normal and very good after the treatment," Kerson tells us. "I feel some discomfort with the stitches and the tape but I know this w...

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February 1, 2015

“Every time I am in a tap-tap going somewhere the folks look at me like I am not a normal person and this makes me feel very bad,” shares 20-year-old Kerson.

Kerson was born in Haiti with a cleft lip, and has never been to school. Kerson has never met his father, and his single mother cares for all six of her children. Most days he is left on his own, so Kerson does whatever odd jobs he can find, like scavenging for metal or building small stoves. The family cannot afford medical care for Kerson’s cleft lip.

For $960, we can fund cleft lip repair surgery for Kerson in collaboration with our partners at Project Medishare.

“I feel very excited for the surgery,” Kerson relates. “It is like a new page of my life is going to be open. I did not even think that a surgery to fix my lip was possible. I cannot wait for it!”

“Every time I am in a tap-tap going somewhere the folks look at me like I am not a normal person and this makes me feel very bad,” shares 20...

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Kerson's Timeline

  • February 1, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kerson was submitted by Joseph Emmanuel at Project Medishare, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • February 01, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kerson 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.

  • March 01, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kerson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 10, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kerson's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 15, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Kerson. Read the update.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

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