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Success! Gabriel from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund a sequestrectomy so he can use his arm again.

Gabriel
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Fully funded
Gabriel's treatment was fully funded on January 26, 2021.

Photo of Gabriel post-operation

January 29, 2021

Gabriel underwent a sequestrectomy so he can use his arm again.

Standing tall, Gabriel could not hide his joy after undergoing sequestrectomy of his left distal humerus. He had chronic osteomyelitis of the left humerus and infected hardware, prompting doctors need to do this important procedure. Now living as a refugee, he was unable to raise the whole amount required to pay for his surgery. However, after support from WATSI, he finally went to the operation theatre. And after 9 days’ of admission in the hospital, he was discharged. The surgery went on as planned. Gabriel will return to the facility after one week for the removal of his sutures and again one month later for a follow-up clinic.

Gabriel says, “I know the condition could have worsened if I couldn’t get this help. I couldn’t have been able to raise the required amount on my own. Thank you very much.”

Standing tall, Gabriel could not hide his joy after undergoing sequestrectomy of his left distal humerus. He had chronic osteomyelitis of th...

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November 30, 2020

Gabriel is a 46-year-old refugee from South Sudan. He is a father of six children aged between 2-19 years old. Currently, Gabriel and his family are staying in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya fleeing civil conflict in their home country.

In June 2020, Gabriel had an accident and broke his arm. He underwent surgery in his hometown of Juba in the same month and was discharged home from the hospital. However, his left arm started developing further complications, and he was forced to seek treatment in Kenya after his family left Sudan.

Gabriel has chronic osteomyelitis of the left humerus and infected hardware in his arm. Gabriel has undergone 3 surgeries, including humeral debridement, hardware removal, and bone cementing. Doctors recommend another urgent sequestrectomy surgery on his left humerus to remove the infected hardware. If left untreated, he risks impediment of blood circulation within the bone leading to bone death and even amputation.

Unfortunately, this procedure is costly for Gabriel and his family. He does not currently have a job, nor any medical coverage. Due to the support of well-wishers, friends, and family, Gabriel has been able to raise some money for his earlier medical and surgical concerns. However, he was forced to postpone his surgery due to lack of funds.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Gabriel receive treatment. He is scheduled to undergo a sequestrectomy on December 2nd at our medical partner’s care center. This procedure will cost $1,500, and he appeals for financial help to fund the cost of his care.

Gabriel shared, “I am in so much pain and there have been so many surgeries for me. I need assistance on this one.”

Gabriel is a 46-year-old refugee from South Sudan. He is a father of six children aged between 2-19 years old. Currently, Gabriel and his fa...

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Gabriel's Timeline

  • November 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 1, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gabriel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 3, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gabriel 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.

  • January 26, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gabriel's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 29, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Gabriel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Sequestrectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,614 for Gabriel's treatment
Subsidies fund $114 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,123
Medical Staff
$67
Medication
$61
Supplies
$233
Labs
$23
Radiology
$30
Other
$77

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