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Joseph from Kenya raised $1,000 to get healthy.

Joseph
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Joseph's treatment was fully funded on June 24, 2013.

Photo of Joseph post-operation

Joseph received a successful urethroplasty to enable him to pass urine normally.

Joseph wanted to express his gratitude to everyone who helped fund his surgery, telling his doctors, “Thank you very much to all who supported me. I am very happy!”

Joseph wanted to express his gratitude to everyone who helped fund his surgery, telling his doctors, "Thank you very much to all who support...

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Joseph is a 68-year-old man who used to be a driver for the Kenya cooperative ministry until painful urine retention problems forced him to retire. He has grown children who live in the rural area of Machakos.

Joseph needs immediate treatment, but his children are unable to help him pay for his surgery. He “hopes to get well and start a business so that he can have a source of income.”

For $1,000, we can fund Joseph’s urethroplasty to relieve his urine pains!

Joseph is a 68-year-old man who used to be a driver for the Kenya cooperative ministry until painful urine retention problems forced him to ...

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Joseph's Timeline

  • June 24, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joseph's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 24, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joseph's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Joseph. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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Kipsum

Kipsum is an 82-year-old talkative grandfather from Kenya who plants maize and beans on his small farm and performs tasks at home. He has 28 children, half of whom never completed school due to lack of school fees. Three years ago, Kipsum started to feel pain on the lower part of his abdomen. He continued living with the condition, hoping that he would get well. Two years later, he observed swelling of his lower abdomen, which prompted him to visit the hospital. The doctors diagnosed him with an inguinal hernia and recommended hernia repair surgery. Kipsum could not afford to pay for the surgery and decided to return home. An inguinal hernia is a protrusion of the intestines through a weak point in the abdominal muscles that presents as a bulge in the groin. If not treated, Kipsum may suffer tissue damage due to the hernia twisting and blocking his intestines. For some months now, Kipsum has been having sleepless nights. His sons suggested that he visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Kapsowar Hospital, for evaluation and treatment. On August 23, doctors from Watsi's medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), will perform an operation to push the protruding tissue back into Kipsum's abdomen and sew together the weakened muscle with pieces of synthetic mesh. Over time, muscle tissue will grow into and around the mesh to strengthen the area. AMHF requests $384 to pay for the surgery, three nights at AIC Kapsowar Hospital, IV fluids, lab tests, medicine, and surgical supplies. "I pray that God may continue giving me good health so that I can see my great-grandchildren," says Kipsum. Let's help make that happen!

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