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Hellen is a small-scale farmer from Kenya who needs $1,016 to fund mobility restoring leg and ankle surgery.

Hellen
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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 04, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hellen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 07, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Hellen was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Hellen is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Hellen's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 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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