“I am old but I am able to do my farming and take care of my home,” John shares. “I hope I will get help so that my hand can be well again. This way, I will continue with my passion of farming.”
This is John, a 62-year-old father of six from Kenya. Normally, John works actively as a farmer but has sustained an injury that now prevents him from working. John fractured his right hand a few months ago when he fell at work. The local hospital applied a plaster to his hand that did not help. A surgeon advised an ORIF (open reduction and internal fixation) procedure for John, but his family did not have the money.
“John and his wife are farmers,” the staff at African Mission Healthcare Foundation tell us. “John and his wife’s financial needs are supplemented by their only daughter who works as a security guard. Her income is not in any way able to meet the cost of this surgery that John needs.”
“If not treated,” AMHF continues, “John will continue having pain and delay in treatment may lead to nonunion and disability.” For $1,125 we can make sure John receives the ORIF procedure necessary to repair his hand, allowing him to get back to farming.