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Success! Elizabeth from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund mobility-enhancing leg surgery.

Elizabeth
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
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$0
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Fully funded
Elizabeth's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2020.

Photo of Elizabeth post-operation

December 10, 2020

Elizabeth underwent mobility-enhancing leg surgery.

Elizabeth was admitted to the hospital on Sunday, underwent surgery on Tuesday and her treatment was successful! This will be of great impact on her life because, with full recovery, she will be able to stand and walk without the support of a wheelchair. In future, she will be independent and she will be in a position to do her own things.

“Thank you so much for your willingness to support Elizabeth. I am beyond words seeing this coming to reality. God bless you all,” Elizabeth’s Mom told us.

Elizabeth was admitted to the hospital on Sunday, underwent surgery on Tuesday and her treatment was successful! This will be of great impa...

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November 1, 2020

Meet Elizabeth, a 14-year-old girl who is the second and youngest in her family. Her family hails from Mwatate Village and her single-parent mother is a small business woman in Mwatate town. She lives in a two-roomed rental house.

Elizabeth was born healthy but she suffered meningitis when she was eight months old. She was hospitalized for six months. Since then Elizabeth has never walked and has always been under the care of her mother.

Elizabeth’s right foot is flexed and she cannot walk or stand. All her life she has been using a wheelchair and her mother is worried the situation for her might even get worse.

Elizabeth is scheduled to undergo a right hamstring release surgery to enable flexion of her knee. Her mother is unable to raise the estimated cost and has requested financial support.

“I am pleading for support to help my daughter undergo surgery so she can stand and walk comfortably. God bless you and continue with the good work you are doing helping needy patients,” Gisela, Elizabeth’s mother said.

Meet Elizabeth, a 14-year-old girl who is the second and youngest in her family. Her family hails from Mwatate Village and her single-parent...

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Elizabeth's Timeline

  • November 1, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 3, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Elizabeth received treatment at AIC Cure International 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.

  • November 3, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elizabeth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 5, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elizabeth's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 10, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Elizabeth's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,224 for Elizabeth's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47
Other
$59

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Peter

Peter is a 42-year-old father who lives in Kenya but hails from the neighboring country Uganda. With no formal education, Peter works as a casual laborer, mostly working in people's farms to meet his daily needs. He is a father of three children, aged between 4 to 13 years old. He lives with his family here in Kenya in a rented single room in Chesoi village. Peter works hard but shared that his family struggles financially. None of his children are able to attend school, and his eldest son always accompanies him to the farm to help his father meet the needs of his younger siblings during these difficult times. On September 21st, Peter presented to the hospital late at night with complaints of abdominal pain and left inguino-scrotal swelling. Initially, the swelling was improving but has since worsened, becoming very painful. When Peter arrived at the hospital, he was walking in a stooping posture due to abdominal pain he has. An ultrasound confirmed irreducible inguinal hernia and was told that he needed to undergo an urgent herniorrhaphy. Because he had no money for the surgery, Peter considered postponing this urgent surgery, which doctors told him would be a dangerous move. Fortunately, the hospital enrolled him with Watsi and he slept at the hospital awaiting his treatment. On September 22nd, he'll undergo his much-needed surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH), is requesting $631 to fund Peter's surgery. Peter says, “My hope is to get treated. I want to be well and continue supporting my family.”

12% funded

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$79raised
$552to go

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