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Success! Stephen from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund a fracture repair from a road accident.

Stephen
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Stephen's treatment was fully funded on January 11, 2021.

Photo of Stephen post-operation

January 25, 2021

Stephen underwent a fracture repair from a road accident.

Stephen calmly sits on his hospital bed after recovering from surgery feeling much better. He was involved in an accident and sustained a left tibial plateau fracture. He could now ambulate on level ground independently, and earlier on in the day, he was proud to need minimum supervision to get up and down the stairs.

He has been discharged home from the hospital and encouraged to be compliant with exercises and ambulation at home. He also needs to visit the orthopaedic clinic for follow-up to support his healing.

Stephen said, “I can walk up and down the stairs with not much help. I am also not in so much pain as before and I am happy. Thank you for the financial help.”

Stephen calmly sits on his hospital bed after recovering from surgery feeling much better. He was involved in an accident and sustained a le...

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December 18, 2020

Stephen is a boda boda motorcycle driver who was involved in an accident and sustained a left tibial plateau fracture. He lays on his hospital bed in pain and unable to move. He was wheeled into the emergency room in a wheelchair. He needs an urgent tibia plateau ORIF surgery to help with the fracture and be able to walk again. If not treated, he risks getting infections and will be unable to use his leg well.

Two days ago in the evening, the 40-year-old was riding a motorcycle and lost control after he struck a bump and he fell off sustaining an injury to his left lower limb. It had rained and the area was slippery. He was rushed to Naivasha Hospital for emergency services. He was later referred to Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Cetner Kijabe Hospital for further orthopaedic services. He was immediately admitted, and after review, doctors recommended and ORIF fracture repair procedure.

Stephen is a father of two children ages 8 and 4 years. His daily income from his work is an average of 350 Ksh a day. The owner takes Kes 250 and he is left with Kes 150 (less than US$2 each day). He is the breadwinner of the family. His wife used to have a small salon but it was closed down due to a lack of customers and increased rent that remained unpaid.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On December 18th, Stephen will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. He will be able to move with ease and return to work. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Stephen says, “My businesses went down and I am already servicing a huge bill … I am unable to pay for the surgery and I need help.”

Stephen is a boda boda motorcycle driver who was involved in an accident and sustained a left tibial plateau fracture. He lays on his hospit...

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Stephen's Timeline

  • December 18, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Stephen was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 20, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Stephen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 8, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Stephen received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • January 11, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Stephen's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 25, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Stephen's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,526 for Stephen's treatment
Subsidies fund $26 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,289
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$73
Supplies
$0
Labs
$64
Other
$100

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Beatrice

Beatrice is a quiet lady in her early 50’s who has been blessed with six children, now ages 14-27. She runs a small grocery at the marketplace to provide for her family. Beatrice's husband doesn’t have a stable job. He does casual jobs across the village such as clearing bushes to meet the needs of his family. Beatrice and her family live in a two-bedroom house constructed with mud. They depend mostly on their daily jobs for food and save a little to pay school fees for their children and bills at the end of the month. A week ago, Beatrice sustained a left arm injury after fainting. Beatrice was brought to Kapsowar Hospital and an X-Ray was done which confirmed a fracture to her left humerus. Beatrice shared that she has a history of fainting and subsequently falling. Beatrice is in pain and she is unable to attend to her normal day-to-day things now. Beatrice is concerned that she can’t cook for her family or run her grocery business due to her injury. Beatrice had a cast applied about a week ago and was discharged to go home to look for funds for her surgery. A week later, Beatrice returned to the hospital with no hope of raising funds for her surgery. Their family is unable to raise the required amount with their low wages only able to afford daily needs like meals and clothing. Fortunately, our medical partner can help. On September 7th, Beatrice will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation procedure. Beatrice will no longer be in pain, she will be able to attend to her grocery business and take care of her family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $941 to fund this procedure. Beatrice says, “Life has never been the same since I broke my hand. I am worried about my children who need care every day. My hope is to get treated so that I can continue supporting my family.”

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$767raised
$174to go

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