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Success! Walter from Kenya raised $1,410 to treat his fractured leg.

Walter
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Fully funded
Walter's treatment was fully funded on May 7, 2016.

Photo of Walter post-operation

June 22, 2016

Walter received treatment for his fractured leg.

“Walter underwent a successful open reduction and internal fixation surgery and he will now be able to have easier mobility on his legs and the pain will be relieved,” reports his doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “Chances of further infections will be eliminated and as he heals, he will be able to work and earn for himself.”

“I am thankful to God and to Watsi for your kind support. I will now be able to work and earn for myself,” shares Walter.

"Walter underwent a successful open reduction and internal fixation surgery and he will now be able to have easier mobility on his legs and ...

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April 13, 2016

“I would love to get well and go back to work,” shares Walter, a 50-year-old widower from Kenya who fractured his left upper and lower leg in a motorcycle accident last fall.

“Before the accident, Walter had been a casual laborer, moving from one homestead to another in search of casual labor for sustenance,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Since the accident, he has been unable to work on people’s farms due to his painful leg.

With no income and no contact with his two daughters, Walter has had to rely on friends for financial support. “He has no place to call home, he owns nothing, and relies on [a friend] for his upkeep.”

Walter needs surgery—open reduction and internal fixation—to reposition and set the broken bones of his upper and lower left leg and enable proper healing. Without treatment, “the pain will persist and there [is a risk of a] bone infection in Walter’s leg,” explains AMHF.

$1,410 pays for the surgery that Walter needs. Funding also covers the cost of seven days of hospital care, including imaging, blood tests, pain medicine and antibiotics, and physical therapy.

“It is expected that after the treatment, Walter will have easy mobility and will be relieved of the pain,” says AMHF. “He will be able to work and earn a living.”

Walter looks forward to a successful operation. “I will improve my life and help others as I have been assisted,” he said.

“I would love to get well and go back to work,” shares Walter, a 50-year-old widower from Kenya who fractured his left upper and lower leg i...

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Walter's Timeline

  • April 13, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 15, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Walter received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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 02, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Walter's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 07, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Walter's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 22, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Walter's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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