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John from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund bone transport for osteomyelitis.

John
100%
  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
John's treatment was fully funded on January 31, 2020.
January 31, 2020

John did not undergo osteomyelitis treatment with our Watsi partner.

We just learned from our medical partner that John opted to be treated elsewhere after seeking a second opinion on his case.

We just learned from our medical partner that John opted to be treated elsewhere after seeking a second opinion on his case....

January 21, 2020

John is a peasant farmer from central Kenya. Seven years ago, he was riding a motorcycle as a passenger when they were involved in a road accident. The other rider died while John was fortunate to survive. However, he suffered a severe right tibia fracture that was managed with an implant weeks later. His condition improved until 2017 when he fell and the same fractured area was impacted. The treatment he received developed infections last October and John was recommended to have bone transport surgery to correct the condition. He now requires second stage bone transport as part of the treatment and John is not able to provide the funds for the planned surgery.

John is not able to ambulate easily and without prompt intervention, he might suffer fracture infections.

John relies on his ancestral piece of land to make ends meet. Currently, his wife is the sole bread winner of the family. The father of three children lives in his ancestral land. His eldest child is educated by his brother since he is not able to fund all their needs.

John says, “I am hopeful that soon I will be able to care for my children and walk with ease.”

John is a peasant farmer from central Kenya. Seven years ago, he was riding a motorcycle as a passenger when they were involved in a road ac...

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John's Timeline

  • January 20, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    John was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital. 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.

  • January 21, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    John was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • January 23, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 31, 2020
    FUNDING ENDED

    John is no longer raising funds.

  • January 31, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    John's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
Bone Transport
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,109 for John's treatment
Subsidies fund $609 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,993
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$46
Supplies
$0
Labs
$53
Other
$17

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