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Success! Chrisbridge from Kenya raised $1,451 to fund hand surgery.

Chrisbridge
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  • $1,451 raised, $0 to go
$1,451
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Chrisbridge's treatment was fully funded on December 17, 2019.

Photo of Chrisbridge post-operation

February 16, 2020

Chrisbridge underwent hand surgery.

Chrisbridge had a successful surgery done in our facility. He had an ORIF done to correct his fracture. He is healing well and is scheduled for follow-up clinical review. Chrisbridge’s mother is grateful for the successful surgery and support offered to her son. The surgery reduced further chances of complications on her son’s hand.

Chrisbridge’s mother says, “Thank you for helping my son. God bless you abundantly.”

Chrisbridge had a successful surgery done in our facility. He had an ORIF done to correct his fracture. He is healing well and is scheduled ...

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December 2, 2019

Chris is a young boy from Kenya who fractured his right hand a few weeks ago while playing with friends. The playful boy was rushed to the nearest clinic and had plaster applied. A week later, he had no improvement. His mother was advised to visit Kijabe hospital. Upon X-ray imaging, Chris was diagnosed with supracondylar fracture and had ORIF recommended. Chris is not able to move his hand and without urgent surgery, he risks having complications on the fracture and is in constant pain.

Chris is the only child in his family. He comes from a humble background. His mother takes up a sales job on a casual basis while his father is a construction site worker. Their income is too little to meet the cost of surgery. The family appeals for financial assistance.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. Chris will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will reduce chances of further complications on the hand. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,451 to fund this procedure.

“I never thought this would happen. Please help my son get treated,” says his mother.

Chris is a young boy from Kenya who fractured his right hand a few weeks ago while playing with friends. The playful boy was rushed to the n...

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Chrisbridge's Timeline

  • December 2, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Chrisbridge was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • December 02, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chrisbridge's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 03, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chrisbridge 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.

  • December 17, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chrisbridge's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 16, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chrisbridge's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,451 for Chrisbridge's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,287
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$73
Supplies
$0
Labs
$64
Other
$27

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Ko Myo

Ko Myo Zaw is a 41-year-old man who lives with his wife in Burma. He and his wife used to work as a seamster and sew children’s clothing. However, Ko Myo stopped working more than a year ago because of his poor health and he now relies on his wife’s income. On the 18th of June 2018, Ko Myo developed pain in his left waist after sitting for a long time. He then had to stand up every two hours to reduce the pain. This continued for a few more months, until he was no longer able to work. A year after he first experienced these symptoms, he went to Myawaddy Hospital to see a doctor. He received an x-ray and ultrasound which revealed he has a kidney stone in his left kidney. The doctor gave him medication to breakup the stone and Ko Myo took the medication for one year. The medication reduced the pain during the first month, but returned a month after that. By the 29th of May 2019, he could no longer take the pain and went to see the doctor at Myawaddy Hospital. The doctor then gave him stronger medications to reduce the pain and break up the stone. At the suggestion of a neighbor, he decided to seek treatment at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) across the border in Thailand, which he was told provides charitable health care. On 5th of October 2019, he arrived at MTC. The next day, he was brought to the local hospital where he received an ultrasound and an appointment to undergo laser treatment to breakup the kidney stone. He took out a loan to pay for the first round of treatment on November 24th, 2019. When he returned to the clinic in January to undergo a follow-up ultrasound, he was told they also found stones in his right kidney. Unable to pay for further treatment, Ko Myo was referred to Watsi Medical Partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance in accessing further treatment. Ko Myo's next appointment to undergo a second round of laser treatment will be on Jaunary 28th. He will complete treatment for the kidney stone in his left kidney, before he receives treatment for the stones in his other kidney. Currently, Ko Myo still has pain in his waist. Sometimes he feels tired and the area around his left waist feels hot. "Once I recover I would like to go back to work and pay back my loan," said Ko Myo.

76% funded

76%funded
$1,140raised
$360to go

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