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Success! Benjamin from Kenya raised $1,016 to fund a fracture repair surgery so he can walk and farm again.

Benjamin
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Fully funded
Benjamin's treatment was fully funded on July 10, 2021.

Photo of Benjamin post-operation

August 8, 2021

Benjamin underwent a fracture repair surgery so he can walk and farm again.

Benjamin was admitted to the hospital with a femur fracture and underwent a successful fracture repair procedure, known as an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) on his right leg.

Benjamin is doing great! He is recovering well from surgery, though he initially found it a little challenging to learn to walk with crutches. Benjamin is looking forward to seeing his children at home and getting back to farming to provide for his family. He will continue having weekly clinic appointments at the hospital to check his progress until he recovers fully.

Benjamin says, “I am getting back on my feet, thank you Watsi for supporting my surgery. It feels good to be heading home from the hospital.”

Benjamin was admitted to the hospital with a femur fracture and underwent a successful fracture repair procedure, known as an open reduction...

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June 28, 2021

Benjamin is a farmer from a small village in Kenya where most of his neighbors also farm for a living. He plants maize and potatoes in communal land. He feels blessed to have six children with his wife. Their family lives in a house made of mud on the farm given by their parents. Benjamin shared that his employment options are limited because his family was only able to send him to school until grade eight, at which point he left school and became married.

Over a week ago, Benjamin suffered an injury on his right knee after he fell on the way home from the farm. Benjamin is unable to stand on his right foot nor to flex his knee. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On June 30th, Benjamin is scheduled to undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After the surgery, Benjamin will be able to walk and farm to provide for his family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH), is requesting $1,016 to fund this procedure.

Benjamin has a strong protectiveness and sense of responsibility for his family. Smiling, he states, “My hope is to receive treatment, be well, and continue supporting my family.”

Benjamin is a farmer from a small village in Kenya where most of his neighbors also farm for a living. He plants maize and potatoes in commu...

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Benjamin's Timeline

  • June 28, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 2, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Benjamin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 6, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Benjamin received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • July 10, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Benjamin's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Benjamin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,016 for Benjamin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$358
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13
Other
$49

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$266to go