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

Oscar
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  • $1,065 raised, $0 to go
$1,065
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Oscar's treatment was fully funded on November 18, 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. His surgery was successful and he is now able to stretch his hand freely without pain. Oscar will have several follow-up appointments to have his plaster casts removed and changed as he heals. He will also attend physical therapy to help him flex his elbow. His father is happy with the outcome of his son’s surgery and is looking forward to seeing him use his hand.

Oscar’s father Charles shared, “Thank you for supporting my son’s treatment. He is not in pain anymore. I am confident that he will be able to use his hand like before.”

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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June 7, 2020

Oscar is a 13 year old student from Kenya. Oscar is the 2nd born child in a family of four. He was born and raised in a small village called Kapkeny where most of the inhabitants work in farms or other small, irregular jobs. His family gets its food from their small farm, consisting mostly of millet, sorghum, and seasonal fruits like mango. Oscar likes to spend his days climbing trees, especially mango trees. The family lives in small mud hut with grass as a roof. Their socioeconomic status and financial struggles has limited their options for helping their son.

Oscar was well until Monday around noon when he fell from a tree while he was in the grazing cattle in the field. He sustained multiple severe injuries on his left hand. He cannot use his left hand and is in severe pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On June 8th, Oscar will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him heal properly and he will no longer be in pain. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,065 to fund this procedure.

Oscar’s father says, “I just want my child not to be in pain anymore. He cried all the way to the hospital, I felt sorry for him I hope to see him healthy and happy again.”

Oscar is a 13 year old student from Kenya. Oscar is the 2nd born child in a family of four. He was born and raised in a small village called...

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Oscar's Timeline

  • June 7, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 08, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Oscar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 10, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Oscar 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.

  • 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

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,065 for Oscar's treatment
Hospital Fees
$345
Medical Staff
$359
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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