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Hosea from Kenya raised $968 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Hosea
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  • $968 raised, $0 to go
$968
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$0
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Fully funded
Hosea's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2018.

Photo of Hosea post-operation

January 20, 2020

Hosea underwent fracture repair surgery.

Our medical partner shared that Hosea is a complex orthopedics patient. Nearly one year after suffering a proximal tibia fracture, Hosea is still in the hospital receiving treatment. He initially underwent an open reduction internal fixation surgery to his right proximal in late December 2018. He had an initial wound breakdown and infection which has been extremely difficult to treat. Hosea has required multiple soft tissue coverage surgeries including multiple complex flaps and skin grafts. He has required multiple washouts due to infection and long courses of multiple antibiotic regimens. Infected bone required resection and fibula transfer and extensive time in external fixation. The possibility of amputation has been discussed throughout his extensive stay but Hosea has chosen to continue to fight complex infection. Multiple consultations to other physicians have been made by his doctor to attempt to completely heal the patient. The hope is to be able to finally clear Hosea’s infection and bring stability to the fracture and discharge him home.

He shared, “I have reached the point where life is getting narrower and narrower. It has been so long since I saw my family. I want to walk again, I want to be back to my normal life, and I want to be with my family. What more can I ask for? The whole time, I have thought I am going to get better and better.”

Our medical partner shared that Hosea is a complex orthopedics patient. Nearly one year after suffering a proximal tibia fracture, Hosea is ...

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December 19, 2018

Hosea is a motorcycle taxi operator from Kenya. He is a hardworking man.

In early December, Hosea was hit by a falling tree while he was riding a motorcycle. He sustained a severe injury to his right leg. He cannot stand or walk with his right leg.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On December 20, Hosea will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily again once he is recovered. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure.

Hoasea says, “My ultimate dream is to work in the matatu (public transport vehicles) industry in whichever capacity if I can find.”

Hosea is a motorcycle taxi operator from Kenya. He is a hardworking man. In early December, Hosea was hit by a falling tree while he was...

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Hosea's Timeline

  • December 19, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Hosea was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • December 19, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hosea's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 20, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hosea received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • December 31, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hosea's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 20, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Hosea. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $968 for Hosea's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$359
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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