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Success! Mark from Kenya raised $1,152 to fund surgery for his birth condition.

Mark
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  • $1,152 raised, $0 to go
$1,152
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mark's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2022.

Photo of Mark post-operation

February 14, 2022

Mark underwent surgery for his birth condition.

Our medical partner shared that Mark’s surgery was successful with no complications arising during and after his treatment. Mark will be returning for follow-up clinics and successive surgeries to complete his healing from his birth condition. His parents were so grateful for the support offered and to know that their son is on his way to a healthier childhood.

Mark’s mother says, “When the first surgery happened, we could not hide our joy and at least we know that he will be well.”

Our medical partner shared that Mark’s surgery was successful with no complications arising during and after his treatment. Mark will be ret...

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December 24, 2021

Mark is eighteen days old and has been diagnosed with a serious birth condition called anorectal malformation. His mother first had a concern when he was 6 days old, but hoped that it was normal. A few days later she noticed that Mark was experiencing trouble going to the bathroom and took him to hospital. After finding out that he would need surgery, a friend of their family referred them to BethanyKids Hospital for treatment. Upon arrival, he was examined and scheduled for emergency surgery that will help heal his condition and ensure he can grow up healthy.

Mark is the only child in their small family. His mother works as a lab technician in a small hospital, but her earnings are limited right now. Mark’s father does farming and is able to sell the farm produce. Their family does not have national insurance and can not raise the required amount of money for Marks’ surgery. They have come a long way from Kericho County and are in need of support for his care.

Mark is eighteen days old and has been diagnosed with a serious birth condition called anorectal malformation. His mother first had a concer...

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Mark's Timeline

  • December 24, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mark was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 24, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mark 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.

  • December 29, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mark's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 27, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mark's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 14, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mark's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
Colostomy Alone
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,152 for Mark's treatment
Hospital Fees
$841
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$16
Supplies
$165
Labs
$29
Radiology
$46
Other
$55

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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Ly Hor is a 13-year-old curious student. He comes from Tboung Khmum province in the central lowlands of the Mekong river. He has two sisters - his older sister is 19 and is a factory worker, and his younger sister is six and studies in grade one. His parents are farmers and grow rainy-day rice and vegetables. Ly Hor attends grade 7 in public school. His favorite subjects are math and physical education. In the future, he would like to be a doctor. At home, he enjoys playing football, reading books, doing homework with friends, and helping his family with the vegetable gardens. He loves it when his mom makes fried rice or fried noodles, which he enjoys eating with fresh milk. In October, Ly Hor injured his right elbow when playing football by stretching out his hand to break a fall. His mother took him to a Khmer traditional healer because she could not afford the care at a government hospital. He has chronic pain, and his elbow has become swollen and deformed. He is unable to use his hand due to swelling and pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On December 7th, Ly Hor will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $483. This procedure will repair the fracture, and Ly Hor will be able to use his arm again. Ly Hor's mother said: "He is very sad now because he cannot do anything with his friends. I hope the doctors can fix his arm so he won't be in pain, and he can be active again with his friends in school."

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