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Success! John from Kenya raised $998 to fund fracture repair surgery.

John
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  • $998 raised, $0 to go
$998
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
John's treatment was fully funded on September 13, 2018.

Photo of John post-operation

July 20, 2018

John underwent fracture repair surgery.

By the time he went home he could walk with the help of crutches. Soon he will be able to walk again and possibly go back to playing his favorite game of football.

“I am very happy for this successful surgery. I am hopeful that soon I will be able to walk again. I can’t wait to see myself playing football again. Thanks to Watsi,” he says.

By the time he went home he could walk with the help of crutches. Soon he will be able to walk again and possibly go back to playing his fav...

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July 11, 2018

John is a student from Kenya. He is the third born in a family of four. John loves playing football. His father is a mechanic at the local shopping center, while his mother is a housewife.

John recently got into a motorcycle accident, which left him with a fracture of the left tibia. It is difficult for him to walk without support, and he is in chronic pain

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On July 12, John will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily, and he will be able to play football again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $998 to fund this procedure.

John is a student from Kenya. He is the third born in a family of four. John loves playing football. His father is a mechanic at the local s...

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John's Timeline

  • July 11, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    John was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 11, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 12, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    John received 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.

  • July 20, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    John's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 13, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    John's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $998 for John's treatment
Hospital Fees
$458
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Son

Son is a 21-year-old mother of two. She and her husband have two sons - one is four years old and the other is one year old. Both she and her husband are construction workers. When not working outside on construction sites, she is a busy mother caring and cooking for her active children. Four months ago, on the way home from work, Son was in a motor vehicle collision. She injured her left shoulder and received a hard blow to the face, fracturing her left orbital bones. Her family took her to a government hospital to repair the bones surrounding her eye. The traumatic injury also damaged the muscle and nerve function of her shoulder, which was not repaired. This is a devastating injury for their young family, as it can cause a significant loss of function and ability to perform tasks of daily living. Son has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on her left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. She has pain and is unable to lift her left arm. She cannot work in construction or manage her household, which has also been very hard for her husband. Son traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. This is the only center in the whole country where this treatment is available. On October 17th, she will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, she hopes that her arm will be functional and she can work, do housework, and care for her children. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $709 to fund this procedure. She says: "After surgery, I hope I can use my left arm. This treatment will help me in the future to return to work."

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