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Patience from Kenya raised $805 for life-saving spinal surgery.

Patience
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  • $805 raised, $0 to go
$805
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Patience's treatment was fully funded on January 29, 2015.

Photo of Patience post-operation

March 9, 2015

Patience received surgery to remove the mass on her back.

The surgery was a success!

“I don’t understand how you fixed my daughter’s problem,” explains Patience’s mother, “but am sincerely grateful for your support and love towards my little baby. I pray that she will live a healthy life.”

The surgery was a success! "I don’t understand how you fixed my daughter’s problem," explains Patience's mother, "but am sincerely gratef...

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January 15, 2015

“Patience was born at home, but was rushed to a nearby district hospital when her parents noticed an open mass on her back,” explains the African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), our medical partner in Kenya. Patience has spina bifida, a condition in which the vertebrae overlying the spinal cord remain unfused and open to the air.

“Four-day-old baby Patience is the last born child in a family of eight children,” shares AMHF. “Patience’s father is an herbalist, while her mother tends to their small farm. Patience’s family is unable to raise funds for her surgical care.”

For $805, we can fund a procedure that will close the open mass on Patience’s back. “Patience’s surgery will prevent infection and other complications of the spinal cord like tethered cord or kyphoscoliosis [irregular curvature of the spine],” AMHF explains.

“I was very scared when I saw the open mass on my baby’s back,” Patience’s mother says. “I feared that she would not survive a day. I thank God that she can be treated and live a normal life.”

“Patience was born at home, but was rushed to a nearby district hospital when her parents noticed an open mass on her back,” explains the Af...

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Patience's Timeline

  • January 15, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Patience was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • January 16, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Patience received treatment.

  • January 26, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Patience's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 29, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Patience's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 09, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Patience. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors