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Success! Jane from Kenya raised $771 to fix a bone fracture.

Jane
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  • $771 raised, $0 to go
$771
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jane's treatment was fully funded on June 11, 2020.

Photo of Jane post-operation

February 2, 2020

Jane underwent treatment to fix a bone fracture.

Jane underwent a successful ORIF surgery after suffering a left patella fracture. She had an easy recovery in the hospital ward and she was discharged five days after admission. Jane received physical therapy exercises to regain strength and movement. Two weeks after her surgery, Jane is pleased with the outcome now she can stand on her feet and even walk a few steps without crutches.

Jane says, “I am getting back on my feet, Thank you for supporting my surgery.” Jane is eager to rejoin her Bible study fellowship members and reconnect with the women and friends she has made along the way.

Jane underwent a successful ORIF surgery after suffering a left patella fracture. She had an easy recovery in the hospital ward and she was ...

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November 11, 2019

Jane is a farmer from Kenya. She lost her husband twelve years ago who was working as a driver in a faith-based organization. Jane is a farmer, she plants sorghum in her small farm left by her dear husband. Since she lost her husband, Jane has been the sole breadwinner of the family. She has done all sorts of work to meet daily needs of her children.

Jane was well until Friday evening when she fell and sustained a fracture on her right knee. She was brought to hospital by relatives around 9pm in the night. A X-ray was done on arrival which confirmed the fracture of the right patella.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On November 12th, Jane will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help Jane heal well and walk again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $771 to fund this procedure.

Jane says, “Help me raise funds to make it possible and a success. I want to get back on my feet again.”

Jane is a farmer from Kenya. She lost her husband twelve years ago who was working as a driver in a faith-based organization. Jane is a farm...

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Jane's Timeline

  • November 11, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jane was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • November 12, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jane received treatment at AIC Kapsowar Hospital. 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.

  • November 20, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jane's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 02, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jane's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 11, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jane's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Simple)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $771 for Jane's treatment
Hospital Fees
$206
Medical Staff
$256
Medication
$52
Supplies
$231
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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Khin

Khin lives with his wife and five children along the Thai-Burma border. Khin and his wife work as porters on the river that runs between the Thai-Burma border. They carry items to and from the boats that bring Burma people across to Thailand. However, Khin has been unable to work for the past year, and his wife stopped working in December 2019, when she accompanied Khin to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). His eldest son works at a bicycle shop as a salesman and earns 200 baht (approx. 7 USD) per day. Khin’s other children all go to school. One day in February 2019, Khin was playing football with his friends. During the game, Khin went to hit the ball with the inside of his right foot. However, someone from the opponent team accidentally kicked him above his right ankle when they tried to take the ball away from him. Right away, Khin’s leg hurt and he was unable to continue with the game. His friend brought him back home. For the next two months, Khin sought help from a traditional masseuse and a traditional healer. When neither treatments helped, he sought help from a health worker. There, he received an injection into his right leg, close to his injury. Khin said, “As soon as I received the injection, I felt better but it did not last for a long time and the pain returned.” He returned twice more and each time he received another injection that at first helped reduce the pain. One day, Khin heard about a traditional healer from a friend. When he went to see them, the traditional healer applied a bandage with herbs to his injured leg and provided him with instructions on how to reapply the bandage at home. Afterward, whenever Khin applied the bandage with herbs, he felt better so he continued to reapply it for the next six months. Khin thought his leg would finally heal, but after using the bandage for six months, he noticed that the area around his ankle and his right foot had become swollen, and that there was pus from sores on his ankle and the sole of his foot. A friend told him about a charitable clinic called MTC right across the border in Mae Sot, Thailand. Khin decided to seek help there, so accompanied by his wife, they arrived at MTC on the 1st of December 2019. He was admitted right away and he received oral medication, injections and had his leg dressed and changed daily. Every 10 days, he also had the pus in his injured leg drained. During the first week of January 2020, MTC brought Khin to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further treatment. There, he received blood tests and an X-ray before the doctor told him that he needs to receive surgery which would cost him around 30,000 baht (approx. 1,000 USD). However, Khin was unable to pay for surgery. Once Khin was brought back to MTC, the medic saw that he had been diagnosed with chronic osteomyelitis, a severe infection of his bone, and referred him to Watsi Partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) for assistance in accessing further treatment. BCMF connected him to Mawlamyine Christine Leprosy Hospital (MCLH) in Burma. After the doctor reviewed his medical records, the doctor recommended an amputation of his right leg below the knee. Currently, Khin suffers from a lot of pain in his right leg at night and he is not able to sleep. During the day however, the pain lessens if he does not walk long distances. He also needs to use crutches to get around. Khin said, “I would like to feel better as soon as possible so that I can go back to work to support my family and so that we can pay back our loan.”

80% funded

80%funded
$1,213raised
$287to go

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