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Success! Geoffrey from Kenya raised $1,176 to fund post-burn treatment.

Geoffrey
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  • $1,176 raised, $0 to go
$1,176
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Geoffrey's treatment was fully funded on August 8, 2020.

Photo of Geoffrey post-operation

July 9, 2020

Geoffrey underwent post-burn treatment.

Geoffrey had a successful plastic surgery on May 27th. He looks relieved of pain and is jovial. The parents are happy that Geoffrey is out of pain and hope that in the future he will be able to use both hands. The parents are positive that Geoffrey will heal and be able to go to school like other children.

“It’s only God who will be able to repay you for what you have done for my child,” Geoffrey’s mother shared.

Geoffrey had a successful plastic surgery on May 27th. He looks relieved of pain and is jovial. The parents are happy that Geoffrey is out o...

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April 29, 2020

Geoffrey is a young boy from Kenya. Geoffrey has two other siblings and together with his parents, lives on their ancestral land. His father takes up casual labor in people’s farms to provide for their family, while his mother takes care of the house and children. Their income is quite limited to make ends meet.

When Geoffrey was one-year-old, he fell on a basin with boiling water sustaining severe burns on his hands and scalp. He spent the next 6 weeks in the hospital receiving wound care. Fortunately, he healed, but with contractures on his left hand. This led to limited motion of his hand by the elbow. His fingers fused together, and he is not able to hold anything with his hand.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Geoffrey receive treatment. On June 10th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery. In the future, he will be able to hold things and to write using his hands. Now, he needs help to fund this $1,176 procedure.

Geoffrey’s mother says, “My hope is to see Geoffrey being able to hold something with his hands.”

Geoffrey is a young boy from Kenya. Geoffrey has two other siblings and together with his parents, lives on their ancestral land. His father...

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Geoffrey's Timeline

  • April 29, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Geoffrey was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • May 04, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Geoffrey's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 27, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Geoffrey received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • July 09, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Geoffrey's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • TODAY
    FULLY FUNDED

    Geoffrey's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 35 donors

Funded by 35 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,176 for Geoffrey's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,144
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$9
Supplies
$0
Labs
$23

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