Success! Nelvis from Kenya raised $646 to fund corrective surgery so he can grow up healthy.

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Fully funded
Nelvis's treatment was fully funded on December 4, 2022.
  • Nelvis's story
  • Nelvis's update
June 20, 2022

Photo of Nelvis post-operation

December 17, 2022

Nelvis underwent successful corrective surgery so he can grow up healthy.

Nelvis’ surgery was done successfully with no complications arising during and after his surgery. He's now home and his aunt is to bring him...

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Nelvis's Timeline

  • June 20, 2022

    Nelvis was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 21, 2022

    Nelvis 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.

  • June 22, 2022

    Nelvis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 4, 2022

    Nelvis's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 17, 2022

    Nelvis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Andrew is a 62-year-old farmer from Malawi. He is married with five children, all living in their respective homes. He presently lives with his wife and two grandchildren, growing corn to support his family. He expressed that he would have desired to pursue a different career path, but he was unable to complete his primary school education, which unfortunately restricted his job opportunities. Three months ago, Andrew started experiencing discomfort in a sensitive area, including pain while carrying out daily activities. He went to a nearby health center, and was referred to the district hospital where he was unfortunately unable to secure an appointment with the surgeon. Andrew had a friend who had experienced a similar condition, and his friend recommended that he visit our medical partner's care center, Nkhoma Hospital. Andrew was diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as an enlarged prostate. Physicians at Nkhoma Hospital determined that Andrew should undergo a prostatectomy, which is a surgery to remove part or all of the prostate. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Andrew receive treatment. On April 16th, surgeons at Nkhoma Hospital will perform a prostatectomy to alleviate his pain and treat his condition. Andrew and his family are able to contribute $58 towards the cost of his treatment and need help raising $530 more to fund the operation. Andrew says, "Treatment is what I’m looking for, and I will be glad when this condition is healed.”

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