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

John
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  • $1,125 raised, $0 to go
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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, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • June 01, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 02, 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 07, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    John's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 07, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on John. Read the update.

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