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Success! Mary from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund a fracture repair procedure on her left leg.

Mary
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Fully funded
Mary's treatment was fully funded on January 1, 2021.

Photo of Mary post-operation

January 3, 2021

Mary underwent a fracture repair procedure on her left leg.

Mary had successful fracture surgery, with tension band wiring on her left patella. She has proudly recovered well and was able to start walking using crutches. Her ambulation was delayed a bit after surgery since already had a challenge with her right leg and the medical team wanted to ensure her strength and balance.

Our local Watsi rep shared that as Mary went home she was all smiles, unlike when she arrived feeling depressed and could not smile at all. With this successful surgery, Mary will soon be able to walk again and go back to caring for her children and their small farm.

Mary could not hide her smile as she said, “I am very happy and excited to see myself walk again. I had lost hope, but now am happy I am going home walking, though with these crutches. I am confident this is just for a time and once my leg recovers fully, I can go back to my normal life.”

Mary had successful fracture surgery, with tension band wiring on her left patella. She has proudly recovered well and was able to start wal...

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November 25, 2020

Mary is a 46-year-old woman from Kenya. She is a housewife and a farmer, and is a mother of four children. Despite having lost sight in her left eye, Mary has been taking care of her children and her family’s small piece of land. Her husband works as a street vendor to support the family’s financial needs.

On November 23rd, Mary slipped and fell, bending her left knee directly onto a stone. An X-ray confirmed that she sustained a closed fracture of her patella. This injury makes it difficult for her to walk, and she is in chronic pain.

Fortunately, Mary’s husband was able to bring her to the hospital and now surgeons at our medical partner can help. On November 26th, Mary will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help her walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

Mary’s husband shared while holding back tears, “Without support, my wife will never walk again and it will be hard for her take care of our children. Please help her so that at least she can walk again and continue supporting our family.”

Mary is a 46-year-old woman from Kenya. She is a housewife and a farmer, and is a mother of four children. Despite having lost sight in her ...

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Mary's Timeline

  • November 25, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 26, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mary received treatment at Nazareth 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 28, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 01, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mary's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 03, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mary's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,049 for Mary's treatment
Hospital Fees
$459
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31
Other
$50

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