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Success! Jean from Kenya raised $1,129 to fund a skin graft.

Jean
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  • $1,129 raised, $0 to go
$1,129
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jean's treatment was fully funded on April 22, 2019.

Photo of Jean post-operation

April 8, 2019

Jean underwent a skin graft.

He is able to walk with ease following successful physiotherapy sessions.

Jean says, “I am grateful for the support. God bless you. I am hopeful of a better future and better chances to provide for my family.”

He is able to walk with ease following successful physiotherapy sessions. Jean says, “I am grateful for the support. God bless you. I am ...

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February 12, 2019

Jean is a young man from Kenya. He is a husband and a father to three children.

Jean sustained an injury on his leg, just above the ankle joint. Now, he is in pain and needs to walk with a crutch.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Jean receive treatment. On February 14, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure to help him walk easily again. Now, Jean needs help to fund this $1,129 procedure.

Jean says, “I wish to go back home and do business there. Begging is quite demeaning but it is the only way to feed my family and educate my kids for now.”

Jean is a young man from Kenya. He is a husband and a father to three children. Jean sustained an injury on his leg, just above the ankl...

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Jean's Timeline

  • February 12, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 12, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jean's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 01, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jean received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • April 08, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jean's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 22, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jean's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

Treatment
Debridement & Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,129 for Jean's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,021
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$85
Supplies
$0
Labs
$23
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Symptoms include burns, open wound, pain and Inability/difficulty in walking, infection, scarring and disfigurement. Debridement and skin grafting are surgical processes used to treat serious wounds and burns.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

The condition involves an open wound, pain and inability or difficulty in walking. The wound affects the ability to work or perform normal daily tasks.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Damaged skin and wounds are common in Kenya due to poor living conditions. Families use open flames for cooking and warmth, leading to burns. Traumatic wounds from farming accidents, road accidents, and violence are also common. Poorly controlled diabetes, an emerging problem, also causes infection and skin breakdown.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Debridement is the removal of dead/damaged tissue skin, and skin grafting is the process of covering damaged areas with healthy skin. Skin grafting involves the transplantation of skin from one body site to another. The transplanted tissue is called a skin graft.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Treatment heals the wound and restores normal functioning.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

The risks of treatment are limited. The skin graft may fail or may become infected.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are few quality centers in developing countries. Hospitals lack adequate resources and expertise to treat this condition.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Amputation, if treatment is delayed. Usually, by the time the patient has come to one of the AMHF partner hospitals, other approaches such as antibiotics and dressing changes have already been tried.

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