Success! Kenenitu from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund surgery to heal her birth condition that causes intestinal blockage.

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Kenenitu's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2022.
  • Kenenitu's story
  • Kenenitu's update
December 13, 2022

Photo of Kenenitu post-operation

May 22, 2023

Kenenitu underwent surgery to heal her birth condition that causes intestinal blockage.

The surgery for Kenenitu proceeded successfully and she has recovered well from her operations. She has had to take additional medication th...

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Kenenitu's Timeline

  • December 13, 2022

    Kenenitu was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 16, 2022

    Kenenitu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 28, 2022

    Kenenitu's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 11, 2023

    Kenenitu received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM) in Ethiopia. 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 22, 2023

    Kenenitu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 20 donors

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Peter is a 5th grade student from Kenya. He is an only child being raised by his single mother, who works as a hotel waitress earning about $70 per month. The family also has a small tea plantation in their ancestral home, but are unable to raise the funds needed for Peter's surgery. Peter has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Peter has been experiencing difficulty in holding things and walking. The condition has affected his appearance, with a change in the color of his eyes. Over time, he has developed urine and stool incontinence. His worried mom decided to seek treatment from several hospitals. Doctors determined that Peter needs a special surgery that will relieve pressure from the skull. Without treatment, Peter will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Peter. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 11th, and will drain the excess fluid from Peter's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Peter will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy. Peter’s mother says, “Peter has been sickly and has been missing school for almost a year now. This condition is affecting his school life. He needs this treatment to recover and go back to school.”

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