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Success! Lawi from Kenya raised $968 to fix a hip fracture.

Lawi
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  • $968 raised, $0 to go
$968
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$0
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Fully funded
Lawi's treatment was fully funded on June 11, 2020.

Photo of Lawi post-operation

January 20, 2020

Lawi underwent hip fracture repair.

Lawi underwent successful surgery on 7/11/2019. Lawi had severe pain post-surgery, but it was well managed by pain medication. He later experienced a rapid recovery. He is currently resting at home and with a smile on his face. With his follow-up visits, Lawi will be able to walk again and have more time for the activities he loves most.

Lawi’s mother says, “It was a relief for me when Lawi was brought from the operation theater. I knew that the pain he was going through would vanish in a few days and he will be on track again”

Lawi underwent successful surgery on 7/11/2019. Lawi had severe pain post-surgery, but it was well managed by pain medication. He later expe...

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November 6, 2019

Lawi is a student from Kenya. He is the 5th born child in a family of six. He was born and raised in a small village called Mogil where most of the inhabitants work in farms or other unstable jobs. His parents are uneducated so they don’t speak Kiswahili. The family live in small mud hut with grass as a roof. His family gets its food from their small farm and consists mostly of millet, sorghum and seasonal fruits like mango. Lawi likes to spend his days climbing trees.

Lawi was well until Sunday noon when he fell from a mango tree. Lawi sustained multiple severe injuries on his left leg and hand. He was rushed to our hospital accompanied by his father and on arrival an X-Ray was done where he was diagnosed with multiple fractures. He is in severe pain and is having a difficult time sleeping because of the fractures.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On November 7th, Lawi will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This treatment will help Lawi heal well with no malunion and he will no longer be in pain Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure.

His father says, “I just want my child not to be in pain anymore and be healthy and happy and have a good life.”

Lawi is a student from Kenya. He is the 5th born child in a family of six. He was born and raised in a small village called Mogil where most...

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Lawi's Timeline

  • November 6, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 07, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lawi 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.

  • November 19, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lawi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 20, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lawi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 11, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lawi's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $968 for Lawi's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$359
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Patrick

Patrick has clubfoot of both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape, and it causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. After he was born, his parents visited the nearest dispensary in their village to take him for treatment, where he was referred to a bigger hospital that would have more resources to treat him. Because Patrick's parents are small scale farmers with minimal income, they decided to return home and save up money so that they could take him to a proper hospital to have his feet corrected. Through a neighbor, Patrick's parents got to know about Watsi's Partner ALMC Plaster House and decided to come and seek treatment for Patrick. Patrick needs to start manipulation and casting, which will help correct his feet. If Patrick does not get this treatment, his learning-to-walk process will be very challenging. It will take a long time for him to be able to stand and walk, and it may be painful. He will not be able to wear normal shoes like other children, and could potentially experience discrimination due to his disability. Fortunately, Patrick traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery and begin his treatment on January 15th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $935 to fund Patrick's clubfoot repair. After treatment as he grows, he will be able to walk and play with ease. Patrick’s mother shared, "We wish our son to have his feet corrected but the treatment cost is too high for us to afford. Please help our son.”

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$265to go