Success! Oscar from Kenya raised $1,065 to fund surgery for an injured hand.

Oscar
$1,065
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Oscar's treatment was fully funded on November 18, 2020.
  • Oscar's story
  • Oscar's update
June 7, 2020

Photo of Oscar post-operation

July 10, 2020

Oscar underwent surgery for an injured hand.

After suffering a radius, ulna, and supracondylar fracture on his left arm three weeks ago, Oscar finally underwent surgery on June 10th. Hi...

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Oscar's Timeline

  • June 7, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Oscar was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 8, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Oscar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 10, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Oscar received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • July 10, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Oscar's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 18, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Oscar's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 16 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Ange Signoline is a 42-year-old woman from Burundi. She is currently at our medical partner's care center, AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya, where she is seeking medical treatment for an internal ear infection affecting both ears. Ange Signoline's first visit to AIC Kijabe Hospital was in September 2023, when the hospital was recommended by a friend who lives in Nairobi, Kenya. She received treatment at the time, but the infection has recurred and she has recently been straining to pick voices. She came back to hospital where an otoscopy was done, and she was diagnosed with chronic sclerosing otitis externa - her ears are infected, there is a narrowing of the canal on the distal end, and there is also some pooling of fluid on the constricted segments. A surgical procedure has been scheduled for Ange Signoline, that will widen the ear canal and reconstruct the ear with a skin graft. The goal is a safe, ear infection-free state. However, Ange Signoline is unable to afford the surgery, having exhausted all the support she has received from friends. Her husband does not hold a stable job. She is worried about traveling back home to Burundi without receiving the care that she needs, and is requesting for treatment support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Ange Signoline receive treatment. On April 19th, surgeons at AIC Kijabe will perform an otologic surgery to treat her condition. Now, Ange Sogline needs help to fund this $621 procedure. Ange Signoline says, "I came all the way from Burundi to seek care for my blocked ear canal. Please help me receive treatment so I can prevent hearing loss.”

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