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Success! William from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund fracture surgery so he can walk and work again.

William
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Fully funded
William's treatment was fully funded on July 11, 2021.

Photo of William post-operation

July 8, 2021

William underwent fracture surgery so he can walk and work again.

William was involved in a road traffic accident that caused multiple fractures. Fortunately, he received a successful ORIF procedure to repair the fractures despite previous respiratory and financial issues that delayed his needed care. After support by the Watsi community, his procedure took place and he’s recovering well! He’ll continue to visit the orthopaedic clinic for a follow-up as he heals.

William shares how relieved he feels, “I was scared when I couldn’t breathe well after the accident. But I was more scared that I could not afford the surgeries to heal the fractures sustained. I am happy I got help and I am hopeful I can now walk and work soon.”

William was involved in a road traffic accident that caused multiple fractures. Fortunately, he received a successful ORIF procedure to repa...

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May 20, 2021

William is a hardworking motorbike taxi driver from Kenya. He earns $2.50 daily and lives in a one-room house in Naivasha, costing about $24 a month. His parents are elderly and live nearby on a quarter of an acre piece of land.

William suffered femur and distal tibia fractures and is unable to walk and cannot work. Currently, the hospital has admitted him to the respiratory ward since he developed difficulties in breathing.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On May 20th, William will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. These surgeries will enable the bones to heal and he will be able to walk again normally. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

William says, “I don’t have anyone to depend on, I survive on my own through this motorbike taxi business. But with these fractures, I cannot walk or work at all. I need the surgery to normalize my life and be independent again.”

William is a hardworking motorbike taxi driver from Kenya. He earns $2.50 daily and lives in a one-room house in Naivasha, costing about $24...

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William's Timeline

  • May 20, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 20, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    William's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 31, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    William received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • July 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    William's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 11, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    William's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 28 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,526 for William's treatment
Subsidies fund $26 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,289
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$73
Supplies
$0
Labs
$64
Other
$100

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$1,258raised
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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Paw

Paw is a 59-year-old woman who lives with her husband, son, daughter-in-law and two granddaughters in a refugee camp. In her free time, Paw like to feed her three chickens and sing gospel songs. She also loves looking after her granddaughters at home when their mother is teaching. On a late evening earlier this month, Paw was walking home in the rain when she slipped and fell on the muddy road. She accidentally hit her forehead against a tree stump and tried to break her fall by sticking out her right arm. Right after she fell, Paw experienced a sharp pain in her right arm and forehead. Her son and daughter-in-law brought her to the camp hospital, where Paw was given stitches for her forehead as well as pain medication, and her arm was put in a splint and a sling. The medic then referred her to another hospital, where she was finally admitted at two days later when a car became available to take her. At the hospital, Paw received a X-Ray and was told that her right wrist is broken and requires surgery. With her hand wrapped in a bandage, she was referred to our medical partner's care center, Chiang Mai Hospital, for further treatment. Currently, Paw cannot move her right wrist, not even to lift her hand. Without more pain medication, her hand and forearm experience severe pain with any movement, so Paw has to be careful to keep her right hand straight. Because of this, Paw cannot complete her daily chores nor look after her grandchildren. Fortunately, with the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Paw will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for July 23rd and will cost $1,500. This surgery will help Paw move her hand around and resume her daily activities again with ease. “I want to get well soon so that I can go back to taking care of my grandchildren,” Paw said. “They are waiting for me at home to go back to my daily life. Now, I have to come for my treatment and there's nobody look after them. It is hard for my daughter in-law.”

83% funded

83%funded
$1,258raised
$242to go