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Mahamud from Kenya raised $1,410 so he can use his hand again.

Mahamud
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  • $1,410 raised, $0 to go
$1,410
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$0
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Fully funded
Mahamud's treatment was fully funded on June 22, 2015.

Photo of Mahamud post-operation

August 12, 2015

Mahamud received successful surgery to treat his hand.

“Mahamud’s surgery was successful and his hand is slowly healing,” reports his doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “He is now able to lift the right hand, though it is still not yet strong enough to perform most tasks.”

“Mahamud is very happy that he has finally been treated after many years of trying,” continues AMHF. “He is looking forward to making a full recovery so that he can go back to work with his camel George.”

“Thank you for all your support,” shares Mahamud. “I cannot wait to be able to work again and help my son on our business.”

"Mahamud’s surgery was successful and his hand is slowly healing," reports his doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). "He i...

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June 17, 2015

Meet 66-year-old Mahamud, a father of eight from Kenya. “In 2008, Mahamud’s neighbors were attacked by robbers while in their home,” reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “Hearing their screams, people from the neighborhood rushed to their aid. Among them was Mahamud.”

“As they drove out the thieves, Mahamud sustained severe cuts and an injury to his right arm. He was rushed to a hospital, where he was informed that his right hand was in need of surgery,” continues AMHF. “Mahamud didn’t have the money required to get surgery. He has been in and out of different hospitals, one in which he was mismanaged.”

Mahamud’s injuries have resulted in severe pain and an inability to use his right hand, harming Mahamud’s ability to provide for his family. “He has a camel named George that he uses to give tourists rides on the beach for a fee. Before Mahamud got hurt, he had 15 camels,” explains AMHF. “His trips to the hospital have left him with only one camel. His sons help him with business because he cannot use his hand to work.”

For $1410, Mahamud will receive an open reduction and internal fixation surgery that will realign his severe fracture, and place an internal fixation device on the bone. This cost covers the procedure, hospital stay, medication, follow-up lab work, imaging, and physiotherapy.

“This treatment will enable him to get back to work to support his family,” says AMHF.

Mahamud hopes to return to his daily life as soon as possible. “I can work! I love my business and I love my camel George,” he tells us. “Once my hand is healed, I shall go back to being active in my business. Maybe I shall be able to get more camels.”

Meet 66-year-old Mahamud, a father of eight from Kenya. “In 2008, Mahamud’s neighbors were attacked by robbers while in their home,” reports...

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Mahamud's Timeline

  • June 17, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mahamud was submitted by Sarah Mwangi, Program Manager at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 18, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mahamud received treatment. 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.

  • June 20, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mahamud's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 22, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mahamud's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Mahamud. Read the update.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

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