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Success! Irine from Kenya raised $771 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Irine
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  • $771 raised, $0 to go
$771
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Irine's treatment was fully funded on June 30, 2018.

Photo of Irine post-operation

May 30, 2018

Irine underwent fracture repair surgery.

Surgery was successful. Now she can walk with crutches.

Irene says, “You have taken away the worries I had in my life, I am feeling better. Thank you Watsi.”

Surgery was successful. Now she can walk with crutches. Irene says, “You have taken away the worries I had in my life, I am feeling bette...

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May 3, 2018

Irine is a young mother from Kenya. She is a green grocer at a local market. She sells vegetables and fruits.

Recently, Irine was injured and visited our medical partner’s care center. Upon arrival, she underwent an x-ray and was diagnosed with a tibia fibula fracture. It is difficult for Irene to walk and take care of her children.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On May 4, Irine will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help Irine walk comfortably again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $771 to fund this procedure.

Irine says, “I am worried about my health, I want to receive treatment.”

Irine is a young mother from Kenya. She is a green grocer at a local market. She sells vegetables and fruits. Recently, Irine was injure...

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Irine's Timeline

  • May 3, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Irine was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • May 04, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Irine received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • May 04, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Irine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 30, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Irine's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 30, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Irine's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Simple)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $771 for Irine's treatment
Hospital Fees
$206
Medical Staff
$256
Medication
$52
Supplies
$231
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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Colar

Colar is a 53-year-old woman who lives with her husband in Karen State in Burma. She has two sons who are students across the border in Mae Sot, Thailand. Both Colar and her husband are subsistence farmers but are no longer able to work on the farm due to their poor health. Their limited income comes from breeding and selling pigs and goats. In June 2018, Colar began to suffer from significant lower abdominal and back pain, constipation, headaches, frequent urination, blood in her urine and nausea. Her neighbor advised her to treat the pain with traditional medicine, initially believing this was caused by the fruit she was eating in the forest. However, after a week of severe pain, Colar lost consciousness and her neighbor called her brother who works as a medic at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). Her brother advised them to bring Colar to MTC for treatment. At MTC, Colar underwent a blood test, urine test and ultrasound afterwards, the doctor at MTC diagnosed her with a renal stone in her left kidney and advised her she would need surgery. Colar still suffers from constant pain and discomfort, she is very worried about the upcoming surgery, her health, and how she is going to support her husband and two sons who are still students. Colar said the constant worry for her health and her husband's is causing them significant anxiety and depression. When she feels well enough, she likes to forage in the forest for fruits and vegetables and tend to her garden. When Colar recovers from surgery and her health improves, she hopes to grow enough fruit and vegetables to feed her family and to sell.

94% funded

94%funded
$1,419raised
$81to go

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