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Success! Joseph from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Joseph
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Joseph's treatment was fully funded on May 25, 2021.

Photo of Joseph post-operation

June 15, 2021

Joseph underwent fracture repair surgery.

Joseph had a fractured right tibia/fibula that required surgery in order to stabilize and walk. Upon receiving financial support through Watsi, Joseph underwent surgery, which went very well. Joseph is still visiting the orthopaedic clinic regularly for follow-up to ensure his full healing.

Joseph expresses his joy, “I am glad I will be able to go back to my work and take care of my family. Thank you very much.”

Joseph had a fractured right tibia/fibula that required surgery in order to stabilize and walk. Upon receiving financial support through Wat...

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April 30, 2021

Joseph is a 28-year-old gardener from Western Kenya. He is married and has two young children including one who is four years old and another who is five months old. His wife takes care of their home and children, and he is the breadwinner of the family.

On April 4th, Joseph was involved in a road accident on his way home from work. He was knocked down by a speeding motorbike and fractured his right tibia/fibula. Joseph cannot walk on his own. He is ambulating using crutches and experiences a lot of pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On May 6th, Joseph will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily. Now, AMH is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Joseph shared, “I am the breadwinner of the family and this accident is affecting my work and life. I, sadly, am unable to raise the amount required for the surgery and treatment.“

Joseph is a 28-year-old gardener from Western Kenya. He is married and has two young children including one who is four years old and anothe...

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Joseph's Timeline

  • April 30, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 5, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joseph's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 24, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joseph received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • May 25, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joseph's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 15, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Joseph's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,526 for Joseph's treatment
Subsidies fund $26 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,289
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$73
Supplies
$0
Labs
$64
Other
$100

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Lydia

Lydia is a small-scale farmer and a mother of six. Her husband is a businessman who buys and sells dry produce such as beans around their village. They own a four-room semi-permanent house for shelter. Their firstborn is now 30 years old and their youngest is nine years old and in the second grade. She proudly shared that her other children are also in school at different class levels. One year ago, Lydia began to experience troubling symptoms, including neck pains and in October, she had airway obstruction to the extent that she could hardly breathe. She visited a health unit and managed to get relief through medication. Currently, her airway obstruction has persisted and she must have her head supported her to sleep. She has completely stopped farming due to her condition. She came to Rushoroza Hospital where tests were done after a review by the doctor she was diagnosed with a non-toxic nodular goiter. The doctor has recommended surgery but she is unable to raise the required fees. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Lydia receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on January 7th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $333, and she and her family need help raising money. Lydia says, “I hope to live a normal and free life again through the surgery. My family and I cannot afford the surgery and I pray that I may be considered for treatment.”

36% funded

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$120raised
$213to go

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