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Success! Ezra from Kenya raised $1,016 to fund a fracture repair procedure on his right leg.

Ezra
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Fully funded
Ezra's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2021.

Photo of Ezra post-operation

January 27, 2021

Ezra underwent a fracture repair procedure on his right leg.

Ezra had successful ORIF surgery. He had a long stay in the hospital because of oedema. After he was deemed fit for surgery, he had another week for recovery and learning how to walk with crutches. Four weeks after his surgery, Ezra was proud and showed with confidence how the surgery has impacted his life and that he can stand without the support of crutches. After full recovery, Ezra will be able to return to his normal duties, but he is also optimistic that he will be able to get an even better job to support his family.

Now after his surgery, Ezra expresses freedom from all his previous worries. He says, “I am able to see the results of the surgery and improvement in quality in my life. Thank you Watsi for supporting my treatment.”

Ezra had successful ORIF surgery. He had a long stay in the hospital because of oedema. After he was deemed fit for surgery, he had another ...

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October 22, 2020

Ezra is a 28-year-old man from Kabomo Village, Kenya. He works as a labourer in his village. Ezra is a very talkative and energetic person.

Earlier in October, Ezra fell into a ditch and sustained a severe fracture on his right lower leg. He could not lift his leg and was in great pain. Ezra was taken to the nearest health centre, where a cast was placed and he was referred to our medical partner’s facility for orthopedic review.

On arrival at Kapsowar Hospital, Ezra was reviewed and sent for an x-ray which revealed a right tibia plateau fracture that required surgery. However, he did not have money to pay the necessary deposit to have the surgery. Because he was in pain and his leg was swelling abnormally, Ezra was admitted to elevate his limb and avoid any complications that may arise due to his fracture. Twelve days later, Ezra has been deemed fit for surgery, but the family has not raised the required amount to proceed for surgery.

Due to his injury, Ezra is not able to continue working to raise money for his procedure. He dropped out of school in 8th grade due to his family’s financial struggles, and as such works many causal jobs to meet his daily needs. Ezra is a young, hardworking man and is very optimistic of a better future. So far, he has raised 20,000 Kenyan shillings, and is appealing for financial support for his surgery so that he can have a good outcome.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On October 23rd, Ezra will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will allow Ezra to ambulate with ease and reduce chances of future complications. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,016 to fund his procedure.

Ezra shared, “It hasn’t been easy for me since I fractured my leg. This situation has weighed heavily on me because there’s no one to help me out. My hope is to receive treatment, get out of the hospital bed and walk again.”

Ezra is a 28-year-old man from Kabomo Village, Kenya. He works as a labourer in his village. Ezra is a very talkative and energetic person. ...

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Ezra's Timeline

  • October 22, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ezra was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 23, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ezra 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.

  • October 26, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ezra's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 27, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ezra's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 27, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ezra's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,016 for Ezra's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$358
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13
Other
$49

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