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Tom Clark

MONTHLY DONORSoftware engineer and proud Watsi supporter for life!

United States   •   wework.com   •   Born on May 25

Tom's Story

Tom joined Watsi on February 26th, 2014. Five years ago, Tom became the 421st member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 5,134 more people have become monthly donors! Tom's most recent donation traveled 8,500 miles to support Philemon, a farmer from Kenya, to fix a bone fracture.

Impact

Tom has funded healthcare for 95 patients in 13 countries.

All patients funded by Tom

Philemon

Philemon is a farmer from Kenya. Philemon is a 22 year old father of one and himself is the first born child of a family of four. Being the first born child in a less fortunate family, Philemon’s roles were defined so fast that he dropped out of school so that his younger siblings could get a chance to proceed with their studies. He opted to do farming with his dad so that they can improve their humble background. Philemon is hardworking and energetic man who is depended by the family for its daily needs. Philemon was well until 9th August when he fell from a tree and sustained injury to his left leg and was diagnosed with an open proximal tibia fracture. Philemon was brought to our hospital and was received by our doctors. He underwent his first surgery to clean and close his wounds. He was then admitted to wait for ORIF surgery. He is unable to stand with his left leg. He can only walk with the able of a walker or being wheeled on a wheel chair. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 15th, Philemon underwent a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. He will be able to walk normally after treatment. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure. Philemon says, “I need to walk again, I don’t have a sustainable job to feed my parents and siblings. I also want to make sure that they finish school and get proper education."

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