“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.”