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Zephania is a 34 year old maize and potato farmer from Kenya who needs $1,145 to fund leg surgery so he can walk and work again.

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January 9, 2023

Meet Zephania, a jovial, 34 year old farmer, living in the highlands of Kenya with his wife and three children.

Zephania has a small piece of land, on which he plants maize and potatoes, mainly for his family’s consumption. He dropped out of high school early because his family could not afford to cover the necessary fees. He has been a casual laborer working on people’s farms, clearing bushes and carrying loads, in order to earn a living. His wife is not working currently, as she is expecting a child.

Zephania was involved in an accident while riding his motorbike. When he arrived at the hospital, he was unable to stand or to walk, and he complained of a lot of pain in his left leg. Upon examination, it was revealed that his leg had been shortened, and there was also some swelling of the limb.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, can help. On January 10th, Zephania will undergo a fracture repair procedure at AIC Kapsowar Hospital. As a result of this surgery, called an open reduction and internal fixation, Zephania will no longer be in pain; his leg will heal, and he will be able to return to work and to provide for his family. Now, African Mission Healthcare Foundation is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure.

Zephania says: “My family depends on me for their daily needs, so it is really difficult for them. I don’t want to see them struggle when I am living.”

Meet Zephania, a jovial, 34 year old farmer, living in the highlands of Kenya with his wife and three children. Zephania has a small pie...

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Zephania's Timeline

  • January 9, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Zephania was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 10, 2023
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Zephania was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Kapsowar Hospital in Kenya. 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.

  • January 13, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zephania's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Zephania is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Zephania's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,145 for Zephania's treatment
Hospital Fees
$521
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$56
Supplies
$359
Labs
$40
Radiology
$12
Other
$154

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Joseph

Joseph is a young boy from Uganda. He is the second born in a family of two children. His father is a boda boda taxi driver who transports luggage in and outside of their village for a living while his mother offers casual labor in one of the factories near their home. They rent a single room for shelter. His elder sibling is six years old and in top junior class and Joseph is in preschool class. Their home is a walking distance from our medical partner's care center Rushoroza Hospital. For one month, Joseph has had a left inguinal hernia. He developed a small on and off inguinal swelling that was painless. He is very playful and therefore it normally appears when he plays for a while. Currently, the swelling has increased in size and his father believes that his condition will continue to worsen if not treated. His family came to Rushoroza Hospital and after examination, the doctor recommended surgery, which the parents cannot afford. Fortunately, on January 10th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $170 to fund Joseph's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Joseph's father says, “My son is not well and feels uncomfortable when the swelling appears. I believe he will live a normal life after surgery so that he may be able to take on his studies comfortably.”

47% funded

47%funded
$80raised
$90to go

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