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Hassan is a hardworking 37-year-old from Kenya who works as a casual laborer. He lives in a single-room rental house that costs about $10 per month. On July 25th, Hassan was working as a night guard when he was attacked by unknown people. During the attack, his left leg was hit with a sharp object. He was eventually taken to a nearby health facility for emergency treatment, where he received stitches and was discharged with pain medication. However, his condition did not improve, and he was still unable to walk. Community health workers in the area took Hassan to a nearby hospital, where an X-ray revealed a transverse patella fracture with some displacement. A doctor at our medical partner's care center, AIC Kijabe Hospital, recommends that he undergo fracture repair surgery. Hassan shares that income from casual labor jobs in Kenya is inconsistent and is not enough to pay for the proposed procedure. He also does not have medical insurance and would need to pay for the surgery in cash. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 26th, Hassan will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $979 to fund this procedure. Hassan says, “I am struggling to walk as a result of the fracture. I am unable to get any manual work to earn a living because I cannot use my legs. Surviving without a job is an issue. I need this surgery to be able to work.”

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This is Linet, a seven-year-old girl living with her mother and grandmother in Kenya. Her mother works as a security guard while her grandmother relies on her small farm for a living. Like other young girls her age, Linet is attending class three in her local primary school. During her school holiday in April 2016, Linet fell on a ditch while playing with other children and broke her left leg. She was rushed to one of the facilities owned by Watsi's medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), and her leg was set with a Robert Jones splint. However, during the process of healing, her leg mended in a less than optimal position. Linet now has a malunion fracture, and a surgery has been recommended to correct the reset bones. Still unable to return to school, Linet walks on clutches and cannot play with other children. Due to her condition and lack of treatment, Linet will not be able to walk without aid. There is also increased risk of her developing tibia infection that may permanently affect her ambulation. However, with her mother's financial strain and Linet's uncles as casual laborers, the family cannot support Linet’s treatment. With $660, Linet will receive the medical attention she needs. Surgeons at AMHF can perform an osteotomy, where a cut will realign her bone fragments and allow for insertion of pins or rods to help hold the bones in the correct position while healing. Linet shares with us, "I want to be well and go back to school to become a doctor." Our support will restore her health and put Linet one step closer to her life goal.

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