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Success! Phyllis from Kenya raised $1,125 so she can walk again.

Phyllis
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Phyllis's treatment was fully funded on December 29, 2015.

Photo of Phyllis post-operation

January 19, 2016

Phyllis received treatment for her fractured tibia.

“Phyllis had successful ORIF (open reduction and internal fixation) surgery and went home feeling very happy,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “She is now less likely to suffer infection or malunion of her right tibia.”

“I am very grateful for the support and the successful surgery. At least I will soon be able to work again to support my children,” Phyllis told her doctor with a smile.

"Phyllis had successful ORIF (open reduction and internal fixation) surgery and went home feeling very happy," shares our medical partner, A...

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December 16, 2015

Phyllis is a 40-year-old single mother from Kenya. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), tells us that she currently relies on odd jobs to provide for her two teenaged children. Her brother also supports the family, but he earns very little as a casual laborer.

Earlier this month Phyllis slipped and fell, fracturing her right tibia. As a result of the fracture, she is in constant pain and has difficulty walking, which in turn inhibits her from working.

“If not treated Phyllis will continue to endure the pain, and she may end up [with an improperly healed fracture (malunion)], deformity, or infection,” states AMHF.

An open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) procedure is necessary to address Phyllis’s condition. During an ORIF, her leg bones will be realigned and set so that her tibia can heal properly.

Phyllis’s treatment will cost $1,125: In addition to her surgical fees, these funds will also cover 21 days of checkups from medical staff and a 14-day hospital stay.

“I pray that God will help me to have a successful surgery, and hope Watsi will come to my aid. I have to be well for my children,” says Phyllis.

Phyllis is a 40-year-old single mother from Kenya. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), tells us that she curr...

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Phyllis's Timeline

  • December 16, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 21, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Phyllis received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • December 29, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Phyllis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 29, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Phyllis's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 19, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Phyllis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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