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Samuel from Kenya raised $1,125 to treat a fractured ankle.

Samuel
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  • $1,125 raised, $0 to go
$1,125
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$0
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Fully funded
Samuel's treatment was fully funded on August 3, 2015.

Photo of Samuel post-operation

September 14, 2015

Samuel received treatment for his fractured ankle.

“It is my pleasure to say thank you to Watsi for helping me,” Samuel shares. “I can’t wait to see my leg strong again so that I can continue with my passion; farming for my family.”

“Samuel’s ORIF (open reduction and internal fixation) of the left ankle was a success,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “He has been relieved of pain and is now in a cast awaiting to heal.”

“It is my pleasure to say thank you to Watsi for helping me," Samuel shares. "I can’t wait to see my leg strong again so that I can continue...

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July 23, 2015

“Samuel and his wife are subsistence farmers and they depend on the produce from their small farm for their basic needs,” says our partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).

This is Samuel, a 55-year old father from Kenya with a wife and two children.

AMHF explains, “In February 2015, Samuel fell and sustained fracture of the left ankle joint. He was taken to hospital and plating was done. About two weeks ago, Samuel started having severe pain on the site and difficulty in walking. Samuel came to Nazareth [our partner hospital] and an x-ray was done which showed that the plate had dislodged. The doctor ordered a repeat ORIF.”

An ORIF is an open reduction internal fixation—a surgical procedure to fix a severe bone fracture.

With $1,125 in funding, Samuel will receive the new surgery he needs.

AMHF reports, “We expect after an ORIF, the bones will unite, Samuel will be well again and he will be able to use his leg. This will enable Samuel to work in his farm and earn for his family.”

Samuel wants to get back working on his farm – not only to support his family, but to pay for his children to attend college.

Samuel shares, “Working in the garden requires my hands and legs. I therefore hope this surgery will be successful so that I can continue working for my family.”

“Samuel and his wife are subsistence farmers and they depend on the produce from their small farm for their basic needs,” says our partner, ...

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Samuel's Timeline

  • July 23, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Samuel was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 28, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Samuel received treatment. 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.

  • July 29, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samuel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 3, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samuel's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 14, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Samuel. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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