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Ngasitae is a four-year-old from Kenya who needs $708 to fund anorectal surgery.

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January 22, 2020

Ngasitae and his uncle have travelled over 700km to our facility seeking healthcare. Ngasitae was diagnosed with ARM days after birth, a condition where he was born without an anal opening. A colostomy was in put in place to aid his bowel movement in a hospital in Turkana. Since access to specialized care is limited in his village, the standard treatment of surgery to create an opening was never done.  

Recently a well-wisher visiting their village came across Ngasitae and advised his parents to seek help from Watsi Partner BethanyKids in Kijabe where they would be assisted financially. It was decided that Ngasitae’s uncle who knows a bit of Swahili would accompany him. Upon diagnosis and considering the proximity of his village and costs involved, the doctors have recommended immediate admission for surgery to create an anal opening.

Unfortunately, Ngasitae’s family is not able to meet the cost of surgery. They sold a few goats to raise the transport expenses to the hospital. Ngasitae’s mother is a stay-at-home mom while his father has three camels that he fetches luggage and water for the locals for a fee.

Ngasitae and his siblings are yet to join the school as it is several miles away from home.

“Our place is very arid. Nothing grows as we have no water. The few goats his father had were sold out for us to get here. We wish to get assistance for our young boy,” says Ngasitae’s uncle.

Ngasitae and his uncle have travelled over 700km to our facility seeking healthcare. Ngasitae was diagnosed with ARM days after birth, a con...

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Ngasitae's Timeline

  • January 22, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 23, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Ngasitae was scheduled to receive treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH). 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.

  • January 28, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ngasitae's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Ngasitae is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Ngasitae's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Anorectoplasty
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $708 for Ngasitae's treatment
Hospital Fees
$673
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$0
Labs
$9

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Witness

Witness is a student from Tanzania who is the first born child in a family of four children. She is smart, intelligent, and very hard working girl. Witness has completed her form four education and is currently waiting for her results to be able to join form five and six. She wishes to be a laboratory technician when she completes her studies and be able to support her parents and siblings. Witness’ father used to work as foreman at a construction site but after the project matured he has not been able to get any other job thus he is now forced to seek any casual day jobs to be able to support his family. The mother sells vegetables and the little income she gets she helps her husband to support her family. Witness was diagnosed with right genu varus. Her leg is bowed so that her knees cannot touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, she has difficulty walking. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $838 to fund corrective surgery for Witness. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 24th. Treatment will hopefully restore Witness's mobility, allow her to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease her risk of future complications. Witness says, “My secondary education has been really challenging for me due to my leg’s condition. If you can help correct my leg I would be able to continue with my further studies with ease without all this challenges I am going through.”

52% funded

52%funded
$436raised
$402to go

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