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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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Monicah

Monicah a hardworking mother of six. Some of her children have finished school while the others are still studying. Monicah's husband, who was the sole breadwinner of the family, was the assistant chief of the area where they are living, but he passed away a few years ago. Monicah shared that upon her husband’s death, she had to get out of her comfort zone and figure out how to provide for their family. After a long time of doing some casual jobs where she could find them, she got a job as a house help but her earnings are limited. Her family does not have a National Health Insurance coverage and is not able to raise the funds needed for Monicah’s surgery. In July 2021, Monicah went to the hospital for her regular clinic appointment and heard that there was a free cervical cancer screening centre there. Monicah has been experiencing lower abdominal pain so after the clinic, she went to be screened. The results were not as she expected. She has been diagnosed with cervical cancer. The doctor has scheduled her for total abdominal hysterectomy surgery but she is afraid the cost is too much for her to meet. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1260 to fund Monicah's surgery. On January 7th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Monicah will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and hopes to live a life cancer-free. Monicah says, "I did not know that I was sick and since then things have happened so fast. I do not know where the money for my surgery will come from but I know that God will make a way.”

73% funded

73%funded
$932raised
$328to go

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