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Ryan is a three-year-old boy from Kenya who needs $565 to fund an adenotonsillectomy so he can grow up pain-free.

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April 4, 2022

Ryan is a handsome three-year-old boy and his mother’s only child. He and his mother are supported by his grandmother, who works washing clothes for neighbors.

In mid-2021, Ryan was frequently contracting common colds, and experienced difficulty sleeping and swelling of the tonsils. He visited many hospitals, and finally an ENT clinic where a doctor recommended that he undergo an adenotonsillectomy, or a procedure in which surgeons will remove his adenoids and tonsils. If left untreated, Ryan will continue to experience uncomfortable symptoms and will be at risk of complications like nasal obstruction, infection, difficulty swallowing or even heart problems.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Ryan receive treatment. On April 8th, he will undergo an adenotonsillectomy. After treatment, his symptoms will subside, his quality of life will improve, and he will be able to join school with no challenges. Now, he and his family need help raising $565 to fund his procedure and care.

Ryan’s grandmother shared, “we have seen our child suffer for a long time. We have tried all we could and our boy continues to suffer. We kindly seek sponsorship so that our boy can be happy and be ready to start school.”

Ryan is a handsome three-year-old boy and his mother's only child. He and his mother are supported by his grandmother, who works washing clo...

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Ryan's Timeline

  • April 4, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ryan was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 12, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ryan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 19, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Ryan was scheduled to receive treatment at Nazareth Hospital 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Ryan is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Ryan's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Adenotonsillectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $565 for Ryan's treatment
Hospital Fees
$427
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$6
Supplies
$74
Labs
$31
Other
$27

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Khu

Khu is a 42-year-old who lives with his three sisters and two nieces in a refugee camp. In February, he had to flee across the border from Karen State in Burma due to fighting around his village. His two younger sisters are students, while his other sister is currently working as an agricultural day laborer since Khu cannot work since his accident. He looks after his two nieces who are too young to go to school. In March, Khu was working on a local farm and was struck on the right forearm by a tire chain from an exploding tractor tire he was filling. After unsuccessfully trying for two months to heal his arm with blessed oil and turmeric paste, he sought medical help and was referred to Mae Sot hospital, where it was determined that he needs surgery for a broken forearm bone. Currently, Khu cannot lift up his right arm and cannot grab any objects with his right hand. He cannot move his right arm because of the pain. He has taken pain medicine since his accident to control the pain and he is not able to work. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Khu will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for June 1st and will cost $1,500. This procedure will help him regain use of his right arm so that he can go back to work and earn a living to support himself and his family. Khu said, “Everyone told me that I am very lucky that only my arm was injured. I feel very sad that I cannot work and that I have to depend on my sister’s income. She has to work hard since my accident. I hope I will get better soon so that I can find work again.”

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$1,004raised
$496to go

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