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Success! Philip from Kenya raised $1,016 to fund a severe fracture in his leg.

Philip
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  • $1,016 raised, $0 to go
$1,016
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$0
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Fully funded
Philip's treatment was fully funded on December 24, 2020.

Photo of Philip post-operation

August 17, 2020

Philip underwent a severe fracture in his leg.

After sustaining severe femur fracture, Philip finally underwent a successful ORIF surgery. He had stayed more than three weeks in a government hospital where he was admitted and later released without treatment since they could not afford the amount needed for his surgery. Philip had an uneventful stay in hospital and recovered well from his surgery. He is happy with the outcome of her surgery and she is looking forward to walking once again. Philip is still healing at this point and he is able to walk with the help of crutches unlike before his surgery where he was not able to stand nor sit comfortably.

Philip who regrets the life he has been living has promised to change for the better and looks forward to restoring relations between him and his children. He is also looking forward to a quick recovery to start a food shop so that he can provide for his children. He says, “I am excited that I am going home after getting treatment, but most importantly, I am a changed man. Thank you Watsi for your kindness to me and giving me hope again.”

After sustaining severe femur fracture, Philip finally underwent a successful ORIF surgery. He had stayed more than three weeks in a governm...

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July 6, 2020

Philip is a widower from Kenya. He is a quiet man who mostly keeps to himself and rarely shares his troubles and needs. His wife passed away in 2010 and he was left with four children to look after. But Philip now lives alone in a grass-thatched house and has four sheep. He does casual jobs and the little he earns enables him to buy food for himself.

Philip recently slipped and fell while he was tending to one of his sheep. He fractured his left femur and because he is in pain he cannot walk or work.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On July 7th, Philip will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily again and he will be able to work again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,016 to fund this procedure.

Philip shared, “I have been living a life that is not pleasing and my personal problems turned my children against me. This has been an eye-opener and I promise to make peace with my children after getting help with my broken leg.”

Philip is a widower from Kenya. He is a quiet man who mostly keeps to himself and rarely shares his troubles and needs. His wife passed away...

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Philip's Timeline

  • July 6, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 7, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Philip's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 9, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Philip 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.

  • August 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Philip's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 24, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Philip's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,016 for Philip's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$358
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13
Other
$49

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