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.