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John from Kenya raised $1,125 to regain use of his right hand.

John
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Fully funded
John's treatment was fully funded on June 7, 2015.

Photo of John post-operation

July 7, 2015

John received open reduction and internal fixation surgery to repair his hand.

“John had a successful ORIF surgery and is recovering well,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “The surgeons are hopeful that the bones will unite and John will be able to use his hand again. John will go back to farming and taking care of his family.”

John is looking forward to his full recovery. “Thanks a lot Watsi for assisting me! Once I am fully healed, I can go back to my passion of farming,” he shares.

"John had a successful ORIF surgery and is recovering well," shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. "The surgeon...

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May 29, 2015

“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.

“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. ...

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John's Timeline

  • May 29, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 2, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    John received treatment. 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.

  • June 7, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    John's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 7, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on John. Read the update.

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Blessings

Blessings is a beautiful 5-month-old girl and the only child in her young family. Her mother hopes to return to finishing school once Blessings is stronger and healthier. Blessings’s grandmother has stopped working to help take care of her grandchild and their family relies on Blessings’s grandfather who is employed as a gardener. Blessings has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Blessings has been experiencing increasing head circumference. Her mother gathered some funds with the help of Blessing’s grandmother and took her to a hospital. She was examined and the doctor requested a scan. At that moment their family did not have any money for the scan and they had to go home without knowing the way forward. While at home, they gathered more funds and went to another facility. Blessings was examined again and a scan was done. This center then referred their family to another facility in Nairobi for treatment. They shared that they went back home with the hopes of Blessings getting treated crushed as they could not afford the treatment that she needed. Thankfully, our medical partner's mobile clinic team visited the area where a relative referred them to their clinic. Blessings was examined and referred to BethanyKids Hospital, where she can finally undergo surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Blessings that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 6th and will drain the excess fluid from Blessings's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Blessings will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Blessings’s mother says, “I would like my child to be treated so that she is healthy and I can go back to school."

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$305raised
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