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Success! Richard from Kenya raised $998 to fund leg surgery.

Richard
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  • $998 raised, $0 to go
$998
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Richard's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Richard post-operation

November 2, 2017

Richard underwent leg surgery.

Richard underwent successful ORIF. Soon he will be able to walk again, and he will resume his mechanic work.

“I feel very happy and grateful to Watsi and the hospital for enabling me to have this treatment. I can’t wait for the moment I will be able to walk again so that I can take care of my children,” he says.

Richard underwent successful ORIF. Soon he will be able to walk again, and he will resume his mechanic work. “I feel very happy and grate...

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October 27, 2017

Richard is an outgoing 60-year-old man from Kenya. He has two children, whom he is supporting through his casual work as a mechanic. Richard was recently hit by a bus and sustained a closed femur fracture in his left leg. He was brought to a local hospital for treatment.

On October 30, Richard will undergo open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery to repair his left leg. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, requests $998 to help fund the treatment on top of the $104 contribution from Richard’s family. ORIF treatment will enable Richard to walk again, resume his job as a mechanic, and support his family. If not treated, he may develop complications with delayed healing and malunion.

Richard says, “I am hopeful that Watsi will support me so that I can go back and take care of my children since I am their only hope.”

Richard is an outgoing 60-year-old man from Kenya. He has two children, whom he is supporting through his casual work as a mechanic. Richard...

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Richard's Timeline

  • October 27, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 30, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Richard received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • October 30, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Richard's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 2, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Richard's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Richard's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $998 for Richard's treatment
Hospital Fees
$458
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31

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Selinah

Selinah is a 31-year-old nun from Uganda. She serves as a nun under Our Lady of Fatima Rushoroza and is currently posted to the formation house of the Missionaries of Africa. She does not receive salary for her services apart from a small allowance for personal use. She is the fifth born in a family of 10 and her parents are small-scale farmers. For three years, Selinah has been experiencing lower abdominal pains. She was treated for a bacterial infection with no change in symptoms. She has also had several medications from different medical centers. None of them helped, and in the last year her condition has worsened. She can no longer stand comfortably for long because she has pains extending to her lower body. Selinah has challenges getting out of bed due to this pain. Selinah has been diagnosed with leiomyoma and endometrial hyperplasia. If not treated, she is at a risk of endometrial carcinoma and other severe complications like anaemia. Selinah has sought financial support from her congregation, but shared that they are unable to meet the surgery cost because of the number of congregants affected by COVID-19. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $319 to fund Selinah's surgery. On September 4th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Selinah will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Sister Selinah says, “My condition has generally affected my duties and life as a nun. Given treatment, I will be able to do all my day to day duties and be able to develop my congregation. I will continue serving the Lord by helping others where I can.”

21% funded

21%funded
$70raised
$249to go

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