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Success! Nancy from Kenya raised $1,260 for anorectal surgery.

Nancy
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Fully funded
Nancy's treatment was fully funded on July 3, 2016.

Photo of Nancy post-operation

January 9, 2017

Nancy received successful corrective surgery.

She underwent the final stage of the procedure in November of 2016. Nancy no longer experiences abnormal symptoms, and she is no longer at risk of infection.

“For grasping our hands throughout this journey, we are forever grateful,” says Nancy’s father.

She underwent the final stage of the procedure in November of 2016. Nancy no longer experiences abnormal symptoms, and she is no longer at r...

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June 19, 2016

Nancy is a 20-month-old baby girl who lives with her parents in a remote village in Kenya. Nancy’s mother is a housewife, and her father sells khat to sustain the needs of the young family.

Nancy was born with a small anal opening. During the first six months of her life, while she was only feeding on breast milk, she did not have trouble passing stool. When she started eating solid foods, she began to have a difficult time passing stool, and her stomach started to swell. Nancy was taken to several hospitals by her parents, and eventually, she had a colostomy done to create an opening on her upper abdomen for passing stool. Her parents were able to pay for the surgery through financial contributions from friends and family, but as time passed, it became more and more expensive for them to cater to their child’s medical expenses.

To prevent infections, Nancy’s parents must keep the area around the colostomy clean. “This is really hard for us—very hard,” says Nancy’s father. Keeping the area clean has also been expensive, making it more difficult for the family to raise the funds required for the next phase of Nancy’s medical care.

Now, Nancy needs a pull-through surgery—an anorectoplasty—to create an anal opening through which she can pass stool normally. $1,260 pays for the surgery, and Nancy’s parents are contributing $21 to cover additional costs associated with her care.

“Please help my daughter get treated, as we have exhausted funds in trying to get her treated,” shares Nancy’s father. “My prayer is to have her treated. I really understand her condition, and I am desperate to make life easier for her.”

Nancy is a 20-month-old baby girl who lives with her parents in a remote village in Kenya. Nancy’s mother is a housewife, and her father sel...

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Nancy's Timeline

  • June 19, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nancy was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 20, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nancy received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH) in Kenya. 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.

  • July 1, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nancy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 3, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nancy's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 9, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nancy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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Meet another patient you can support

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Faith

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