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Tabitha from Kenya raised $660 so she can use her left hand again.

Tabitha
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  • $660 raised, $0 to go
$660
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$0
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Tabitha's treatment was fully funded on September 23, 2015.
October 12, 2015

Tabitha did not receive treatment after healing on her own.

“When Tabitha came in for surgery, upon examination, her surgeon decided to order intense physiotherapy to see if Tabitha could regain some function in her left hand [without surgery],” shares our medical partner. “After several weeks of physiotherapy, Tabitha’s hand is getting much better.”

Tabitha’s medical team decided it was no longer necessary for her to receive surgery.

"When Tabitha came in for surgery, upon examination, her surgeon decided to order intense physiotherapy to see if Tabitha could regain some ...

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September 14, 2015

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.”

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 i...

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Tabitha's Timeline

  • September 14, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 15, 2015
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Tabitha was scheduled to receive treatment. 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.

  • September 15, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tabitha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 12, 2015
    FUNDING ENDED

    Tabitha is no longer raising funds.

  • October 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tabitha's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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