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Success! Ashford from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund surgery for his legs so he can walk again.

Ashford
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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Fully funded
Ashford's treatment was fully funded on September 17, 2021.

Photo of Ashford post-operation

October 6, 2021

Ashford underwent surgery for his legs so he can walk again.

Ashford suffered fractures following a road traffic accident and was able to undergo surgery with support from Watsi donors. His surgery was successful and doctors shared that all went as planned. Ashford went home using crutches and was so happy to not need his wheelchair any longer.

Ashford said with joy, “Waah! This is the first time I am using my legs by myself. I used to be wheeled around in a wheelchair. I now hope to get out of the elderly home and get back to my job entertaining people and playing the Nyatiti.” (Nyatiti is a local stringed music instrument)

Ashford suffered fractures following a road traffic accident and was able to undergo surgery with support from Watsi donors. His surgery was...

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September 6, 2021

Ashford is a jovial, 46-year-old farmer from the western part of Kenya. He enjoys playing music on his nyatiti (an eight-stringed plucked bowl yoke lute). Apart from farming, Ashford played the nyatiti to earn a living until he had an accident in December 2020.

Ashford was in an accident in Nairobi, where he had moved to earn his living and sustained bilateral tibia fractures on his legs. This has caused Ashford pain and difficulty in walking, and he is now unable to earn a living as he cannot play the nyatiti without his mobility.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH) can help. On September 7th, Ashford will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). The treatment will accelerate his healing process and enable him to walk again. AMH is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Ashford says, “I used to walk far and wide to entertain people while playing the nyatiti but now I am immobile and homeless. I rely on the church for survival and care. I need this surgery to be able to walk again.”

Ashford is a jovial, 46-year-old farmer from the western part of Kenya. He enjoys playing music on his nyatiti (an eight-stringed plucked bo...

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Ashford's Timeline

  • September 6, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ashford was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 7, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ashford 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.

  • September 9, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ashford's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 17, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ashford's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 6, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ashford's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,593 for Ashford'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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