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Success! Titus from Kenya raised $763 to fund a fracture repair on his hand.

Titus
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Fully funded
Titus's treatment was fully funded on September 16, 2020.

Photo of Titus post-operation

June 18, 2020

Titus underwent a fracture repair on his hand.

Titus’ surgery was successful! He underwent surgery to reconstruct his left supracondylar humerus fracture. He had a good stay in the hospital and only experienced a little pain after his surgery. Titus has now been discharged and is recovering. After surgery, his mother expressed the freedom she felt from all of the previous worries because she is able to see the results of the surgery and the improvement in her son’s life.

Titus’ mother shared, “Thank you for the amazing support, my son received the best care while in the hospital ward. I am looking forward to a quick recovery so that he can be happy and enjoy time with his friends.”

Titus' surgery was successful! He underwent surgery to reconstruct his left supracondylar humerus fracture. He had a good stay in the hospit...

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April 14, 2020

Titus, a happy 7-year old boy, was born and raised in Kapsabaa Village in Kenya. He is in first grade. He was well until the 8th of April, when he was pushed by a friend when they were playing together and hit the hard ground, injuring his left hand.

Accompanied by his mother, Titus had to travel for several hours to get from their home to Watsi’s partner hospital to be seen by doctors. His family was referred from a government hospital because they were unable to treat him due to lack of financial means. Very quickly after arriving at our partner hospital, an X-ray was done and confirmed a left supracondylar fracture. Due to pain and discomfort, Titus was admitted and scheduled for surgery.

Titus is the second born in a family of four children. His mother is a grocer while his father is a mason. They both work hard to better their young family despite the fact that his father does not have a stable job as he only can wait for construction, which is rare in the village. The family has not been saving any money because they earn a little, which is enough to feed their family and gather for a few basic needs for their children. The young family lives in a rental house in the village centre.

The injury has caused Titus’s parents a lot of worry about their son’s future because the fracture has made it difficult for Titus to use his hand. The young family is requesting for financial support to help their son undergo surgery to fix his broken hand and reduce chances of complications of healing badly and persistent pain.

Gladys, Titus’s Mother, says: “We were lacking means but we were given hope of finding treatment for our son when we came here. I am looking forward to seeing him not in pain again.”

Titus, a happy 7-year old boy, was born and raised in Kapsabaa Village in Kenya. He is in first grade. He was well until the 8th of April, w...

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Titus's Timeline

  • April 14, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 14, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Titus's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 16, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Titus 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.

  • June 18, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Titus's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 16, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Titus's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Open Reduction and External Fixation (OREF)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $763 for Titus's treatment
Hospital Fees
$203
Medical Staff
$253
Medication
$52
Supplies
$229
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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$1,035raised
$465to go

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