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Success! Ian from Kenya raised $763 to fund hand fracture repair.

Ian
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  • $763 raised, $0 to go
$763
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$0
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Fully funded
Ian's treatment was fully funded on September 13, 2020.

Photo of Ian post-operation

May 15, 2020

Ian underwent hand fracture repair.

Ian was admitted for skin traction after he sustained a severe left supracondylar fracture. He underwent a successful OREF surgery. Unfortunately Ian had a complicated post-op course due to limb swelling. We are glad to share that Ian is now doing well and was discharged home to rest and recover. At home he will temporarily keep a splint on his hand. Ian is expected to come back for a checkup after more two weeks to assess his progress and later begin physiotherapy exercises to help him flex his elbow.

Christine, Ian’s mother said, “I am a happy mother today, I was worried about my son’s condition because he was just lying in bed until he underwent surgery. He is back to his joyful moods. Thank you!”

Ian was admitted for skin traction after he sustained a severe left supracondylar fracture. He underwent a successful OREF surgery. Unfortun...

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March 25, 2020

We met with eleven-year-old Ian in the hospital ward as he was admitted for a skin traction after he fell from a tree and broke his left hand. His mother sat beside him helplessly while she watched her only son in pain. It took me time for his mother to talk as she was feeling very disturbed and stressed because of her son’s condition. She was trying to help him sit up but he couldn’t because of his fractured hand.

Ian was brought to the hospital accompanied by his parents. They walked for hours to get the nearest health facility where he was referred to our hospital for surgical review. On arrival, he had an x-ray done which showed that Ian had fractured his left supracondylar.

Ian is the third born child in a family of five. He is the eldest son of Christine and Isaac. They are a humble family who is struggling financially and often lack food for their children. Ian’s father is a farmer and his mother is a housewife. They live in a two-roomed mud house in upcountry of Kenya. Ian’s father, who is a maize farmer says that his farming is not doing well due to poor rains in the area and he has not been getting good yields in recent years.

Medical examination shows that Ian needs urgent surgical intervention for his hand, but his family is unable to raise money for their son’s surgery apart from $30 that they collected from friends and family. His family is requesting our prayers and financial support for Ian’s treatment enable him use his hand.

Christine, Ian’s mother says, “It is painful to see my son cry in pain. I hope he will receive treatment soon. All I want is to see him happy.”

We met with eleven-year-old Ian in the hospital ward as he was admitted for a skin traction after he fell from a tree and broke his left han...

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Ian's Timeline

  • March 25, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 25, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ian 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.

  • March 25, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 15, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ian's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 13, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ian's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

Treatment
Open Reduction and External Fixation (OREF)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $763 for Ian's treatment
Hospital Fees
$203
Medical Staff
$253
Medication
$52
Supplies
$229
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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