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Success! Ngasitae from Kenya raised $708 to fund anorectal surgery.

Ngasitae
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  • $708 raised, $0 to go
$708
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ngasitae's treatment was fully funded on May 27, 2020.

Photo of Ngasitae post-operation

June 12, 2020

Ngasitae underwent anorectal surgery.

Ngasitae had successful surgery for his condition and a new opening was created. His uncle was advised to help with dilation to ensure good healing and maintenance. Once it is well-dilated, Ngasitae will have a colostomy closure surgery. This is a major step to a full life ahead as he grows and develops.

“Thank you for being our help in our time of need,” says Ngasitae’s uncle.

Ngasitae had successful surgery for his condition and a new opening was created. His uncle was advised to help with dilation to ensure good ...

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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 OCCURRED

    Ngasitae received 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.

  • May 27, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ngasitae's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 12, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ngasitae's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 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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Ry

Ry is a 26-year-old construction worker from Cambodia. He has been married for three years and has a one-year-old son, and their family currently lives with his parents. His wife is a farmer. In Ry's free time, he likes watching TV, playing games on his phone, and caring for his son. Three months ago, Ry was in a construction accident that caused a severe laceration on his right neck and paralysis of his right shoulder and elbow. After the accident, his family took him to the hospital where he had nerve repair treatment and wound closure. Ry stayed there for one month, before returning home. Still not feeling well, he traveled to Watsi's Medical Partner Children's Surgical Center to receive treatment. Doctors diagnosed him with a brachial plexus injury on his right shoulder side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. Ry is unable to lift his arm and he cannot work. On January 12th, Ry will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. Surgeons plan to do a spinal accessory nerve to suprascapular nerve transfer, referred to as an Oberlin transfer. After recovery, he will be able to use his arm and shoulder normally again. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $696 to fund this procedure. Ry shared, "I hope that after surgery, my right shoulder and elbow will get back to their full function and I can work as I did before."

43% funded

43%funded
$300raised
$396to go

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