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Blessing from Kenya raised $1,500 so she can pass stool normally.

Blessing
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Blessing's treatment was fully funded on May 20, 2014.

Photo of Blessing post-operation

February 12, 2015

Blessing received an abdominoperineal pull through and colostomy closure so she can pass stool normally.

Blessing’s mother happily says in Swahili, “Seeing my daughter walking around confidently with a ready smile on her face is a great joy. I can never repay the kindness that you have shown me and Blessing. Be blessed.”

Blessing's mother happily says in Swahili, "Seeing my daughter walking around confidently with a ready smile on her face is a great joy. I c...

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April 29, 2014

Say hi to Blessing! She is a sweet six-year-old from Kenya who lives with her grandmother, a peasant farmer.

Since Blessing was born, she has experienced constipation and problems passing stool - symptoms of Hirschsprung’s disease. She received a colostomy which as caused stool leakage and could lead to infections. Blessing has become very withdrawn and self-conscious because of this uncomfortable and painful condition. Her parents left her because of her medical problem, and the meager income Blessing’s grandmother earns from her farm is not enough for her granddaughter’s treatment.

For $1,500, Blessing will receive a reconstructing abdominoperineal pull through and colostomy closure so she can finally pass stool normally. Blessing’s grandmother says, “I feel a lot of pain when I see my granddaughter suffering, and I pray that she may get treatment soon so that she can live a healthy life.” Let’s answer her prayers while giving Blessing the ability to live a healthy and normal life!

Say hi to Blessing! She is a sweet six-year-old from Kenya who lives with her grandmother, a peasant farmer. Since Blessing was born, sh...

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Blessing's Timeline

  • April 29, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Blessing was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 5, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Blessing received treatment. 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.

  • May 12, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Blessing's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 20, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Blessing's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Blessing. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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