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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, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • October 23, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ezra 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.

  • 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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Liam

Liam is a 5-year-old boy from Kenya. He was born spina bifida and clubfoot. A few days after his birth, the doctor also noticed that his testicles had yet to descend. At the time, this was not a major concern because it sometimes takes a while for this to occur. Liam's mom was told to bring him back in five years if this did not happen. In the meantime, Liam underwent treatment for his other birth defects. Four years down the line, only one of Liam's testicles had descended, so Liam's mom brought him to Watsi's Partner Care Center BethanyKids Hospital for examination in 2019. Upon review, Liam was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Liam has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Doctors recommended he undergo surgery, to be covered by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF). The NHIF request was approved, but not approved at a level to cover all of Liam's treatment. Liam's mom decided to wait until she could raise more funds, but unfortunately the NHIF approval expired three months later without her knowledge. One year later, one of BethanyKids' social workers reviewed a list of patients and saw that Liam still had yet to receive treatment. Liam’s mother has not been able to raise the required amount for her son’s surgery through their friends and family. Liam’s father passed away when he was three weeks old. Having lost the breadwinner of the family, Liam's mother had to work hard to support them. Before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Liam’s mother had found a job as a nursery school teacher. However, the job only lasted for three months until the school closed down due to the pandemic. When the schools reopened, she was not able to go to work because Liam was not accepted again in the school he used to attend. She is appealing for financial help. Liam will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on February 8th. AMHF is requesting $561 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Liam’s mother shared, “Through the years since Liam was born, I have never given up on him. He has undergone several surgeries and God has always provided. Even in the upcoming surgery, I am very hopeful that Liam will be treated.”

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$185raised
$376to go

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