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Cheptores from Kenya raised $940 to heal a wound on her hand.

Cheptores
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  • $940 raised, $0 to go
$940
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Cheptores's treatment was fully funded on September 1, 2015.

Photo of Cheptores post-operation

September 20, 2015

Cheptores receive treatment for the wound on her hand.

“Cheptores underwent successful debridement and skin grafting,” reports our medical partner African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “She had to stay in the hospital for almost 40 days to ensure that the graft took and that she was healing well without infection. Cheptores is recovering well and was finally released from the hospital two days ago. She is very happy to be going back home after the long hospital stay.”

“Thank you for taking care of my niece,” Cheptores’ uncle says. “We would never be able to repay the kindness and love you have shown us. Thank you!”

"Cheptores underwent successful debridement and skin grafting," reports our medical partner African Mission Healthcare Foundation. "She had ...

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August 10, 2015

“Cheptores is a beautiful and happy seven-year-old girl, the fifth born in a family of six,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “Cheptores is currently in nursery school. She enjoys school very much and is sad that she has not been able to attend over the last couple of months.”

Seven-year-old Cheptores “was bitten by a snake while she was sleeping two months ago,” reports AMHF. “She developed a large wound on her hand as a result of the bite and has not been able to attend school since.” Her wound is not healing and thus requires surgery to remove damaged tissue and prevent further complications. “If the surgery is not done soon, Cheptores is likely to suffer infection, which could lead to amputation of the hand.”

Cheptores’ family is unable to afford the procedure necessary to treat her wound. “Her parents both work as casual workers on neighboring farms in order to support their family,” explains AMHF. Her uncle continues: “They need every cent they earn from work in order to put food on the table.”

With $940 in funding, Cheptores can receive a debridement and skin graft procedure to remove dead tissue from her wound, transplant skin to the afflicted area, and repair tendon or nerve damage, improving the healing potential of remaining healthy tissue. This cost subsidizes surgical supplies, hospital stay, medicines, laboratory work, and physiotherapy.

“We expect that after the surgery and recovery, the wound will heal and Cheptores will no longer be at risk of infection,” says AMHF. “She will be able to go back to school next term.”

“Cheptores is a beautiful and happy seven-year-old girl, the fifth born in a family of six,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Hea...

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Cheptores's Timeline

  • August 10, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 10, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Cheptores received 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.

  • August 22, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Cheptores's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 1, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Cheptores's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 20, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Cheptores. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

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