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Success! Hellen from Kenya raised $1,016 to fund mobility restoring leg and ankle surgery.

Hellen
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Fully funded
Hellen's treatment was fully funded on January 18, 2021.

Photo of Hellen post-operation

October 16, 2020

Hellen underwent mobility-restoring leg and ankle surgery.

Hellen, the mother-of-five, underwent a successful ORIF surgery after sustaining an injury on her right lower limb when she was assaulted by an unknown person while carrying grass on her back. Hellen is doing well and was discharged to go home when she was stable and able to ambulate with crutches. As she fully recovers, Hellen will be able to walk again. Hellen will soon begin her physiotherapy sessions to bring movement back to her leg.

Hellen shared with us, “I have recovered well, my next plan is to get a business so that I can better my family. I received postiive words of motivation while the hospital ward. I now want to live a better life and get things going. Thank you Watsi for your kindness.”

Hellen, the mother-of-five, underwent a successful ORIF surgery after sustaining an injury on her right lower limb when she was assaulted by...

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August 3, 2020

Hellen is a mother of five from Kenya. She is a dairy farmer and also brews alcohol to make a living. A few months ago, Hellen unfortunately lost her husband. She lives in a one room house with her five children. Three of her children have already dropped out of school due financial problems and her two younger sons might also drop out because she is unable to pay for their fees.

A week ago, Hellen sought care at our hospital for injuries on her right leg and ankle. She sustained these injuries during an altercation. Now, it is difficult for her to walk, and she is in chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 4th, Hellen will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help her walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,016 to fund this procedure.

Hellen is currently having a difficult time and she hopes that in the future she can have a better business to support her family. She shared, “I want to live a better life and be strong for my children after healing from this fracture.”

Hellen is a mother of five from Kenya. She is a dairy farmer and also brews alcohol to make a living. A few months ago, Hellen unfortunately...

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Hellen's Timeline

  • August 3, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 4, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hellen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 7, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hellen 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.

  • October 16, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hellen's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 18, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hellen's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,016 for Hellen's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$358
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13
Other
$49

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