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Success! Samuel from Kenya raised $1,152 to fund a colostomy to help heal his birth condition.

Samuel
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  • $1,152 raised, $0 to go
$1,152
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Samuel's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2021.

Photo of Samuel post-operation

January 10, 2022

Samuel underwent a colostomy to help heal his birth condition.

Samuel’s surgery was a success! As he was recovering he developed pneumonia, but he remained in the hospital for treatment and is now doing well. He has recovered well and has now headed home!

Samuel’s father shared, “Our kid is happy and a stable. He is even feeding well and playing. ”

Samuel's surgery was a success! As he was recovering he developed pneumonia, but he remained in the hospital for treatment and is now doing ...

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November 3, 2021

Samuel is a shy and cautious 18-month-old boy. He is the youngest child in a family of two children. His older sibling is 13 years old and a student in primary school. His mother is a housewife, while his father is a teacher at a local primary school.

In April 2020, immediately after he was born, Samuel was unable to pass stool and was admitted to a local health facility for further evaluation. Since then, he has visited the hospital often for follow-up and has had several procedures to improve his condition. However, he is still unable to pass stool and needs ileostomy surgery to treat his condition.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Samuel to receive treatment. On November 4th, doctors will perform a colostomy procedure and bring Samuel’s intestine through his abdomen to form a stoma. This will allow Samuel to pass stool. Now, Samuel’s family needs help raising $1,152 to fund his procedure and care.

Samuel father shared, “our kid is straining a lot. His life is in danger if not attended to.”

Samuel is a shy and cautious 18-month-old boy. He is the youngest child in a family of two children. His older sibling is 13 years old and a...

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Samuel's Timeline

  • November 3, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 4, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Samuel 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.

  • November 9, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samuel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 31, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samuel's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 10, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Samuel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 33 donors

Funded by 33 donors

Treatment
Colostomy Alone
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,152 for Samuel's treatment
Hospital Fees
$841
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$16
Supplies
$165
Labs
$29
Radiology
$46
Other
$55

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Simon

Simon is a 20-year-old who, since he was a little boy, he has worked selling goods at a nearby open market. He has no stable source of income and is currently unable to work due to his medical condition. His single mother is unable to support him. Fortunately, his friend is allowing him to stay in their single room close to the city market. Two years ago, Simon began experiencing pain in his left knee, causing him to limp as he walked. His pain eventually spread to his hip. He now cannot walk without a walking stick and has an infected hip and knee, which are limiting his mobility. After receiving a CT scan, Simon was diagnosed with septic arthritis, which is inflammation of a joint caused by an infection, and sequelae of the hip. In hopes to help his condition, Simon visited visited Kenyatta National Hospital. He has since been on medical follow-up for septic arthritis at the facility without any surgical intervention. He eventually had to stop attending the follow-up clinics due to a lack of financial resources. Fortunately, a friend told Simon about our medical partner's care center, and he traveled there to receive treatment. Now, Simon is scheduled to undergo a treatment on July 8th. This will hopefully finally help heal his condition and relieve his pain. Our medical partner is requesting $1,500 to fund his treatment. Simon shares, “I can barely move my leg without support from this walking stick. My hip is painful and my knee is just unbearable. I cannot work in my condition and therefore am struggling to survive.”

58% funded

58%funded
$881raised
$619to go

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