Tabitha is a 63-year-old widow that lives in Kenya with her nephew. She supports them both by bringing goods from Nairobi and selling them in her community.
A couple months ago Tabitha fell down and landed badly on her left hand, breaking her wrist. Despite being placed in a cast, Tabitha’s doctors have noticed that the fracture is not healing very well and recommend surgery.
Because of this injury, Tabitha can’t lift anything or work normally, which prevents her from raising enough money for treatment. She says, “I am in debt to my land lord and friends. I want to get well soon so that I can go back to work and support myself and my nephew.”
Her doctors say that without this surgery, Tabitha may not regain use of her left hand. $660 will cover Tabitha’s open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) procedure which will surgically open the area surrounding her broken bone and realign the broken ends using metal hardware.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation says that, “after the surgery and recovery, Tabitha will be able to go back to work and support herself. She will regain use of her left hand and be able to lift things again.”