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Success! Jackson from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery so that he can walk again.

Jackson
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Fully funded
Jackson's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2021.

Photo of Jackson post-operation

February 14, 2022

Jackson underwent fracture repair surgery so that he can walk again.

Jackson successfully underwent a fracture repair following his severed injuries from a road traffic accident. The surgery went well as planned and after physiotherapy and orthopaedic clearance, he has headed home. Doctors do not have further surgery planned for Jackson, but he will visit the clinic for follow up. Jackson feels relief for his future and hopes to be able to walk with ease soon.

Jackson said, “It is very hard for me since the accident got me by surprise. But now that I got help, I am happy that I received the treatment.”

Jackson successfully underwent a fracture repair following his severed injuries from a road traffic accident. The surgery went well as plann...

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December 22, 2021

Jackson is a 48-year-old married man and the father of three children. His oldest child is in high school and his youngest has not yet joined school. Jackson works as a welder, but he shared that work is hard to come by. His wife works as a teacher in a small private school.

On Monday, December 20th, Jackson was riding as a passenger on his friend’s motorbike when they were in an accident. They were going to plant some tomatoes on a farm they both owned. They arrived safely and went ahead to plant the tomatoes. When they were done, they decided to go back home and took off on Monday evening. Along the way, they were involved in an accident. Jackson was badly injured and rushed to the emergency room. Later, he was evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon where he was told he had a fractured femur and surgery is recommended. Jackson is bedridden and in pain, and he worries that without treatment, he might not be able to walk again.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On December 23rd, Jackson will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After a successful surgery, he will be able to move around easily and resume his work to provide for his family. Now, Jackson needs help raising $1,500 to fund his procedure and care.

Jackson shared, “it is very hard to comprehend what happened and how I’m going to clear the hospital bill but despite the situation I’m in right now, I’m very happy that I’m receiving treatment.”

Jackson is a 48-year-old married man and the father of three children. His oldest child is in high school and his youngest has not yet joine...

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Jackson's Timeline

  • December 22, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jackson was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 23, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jackson received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • December 25, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jackson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 31, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jackson's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 14, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jackson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,593 for Jackson's treatment
Subsidies fund $93 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,043
Medical Staff
$77
Medication
$105
Supplies
$239
Labs
$13
Radiology
$40
Other
$76

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