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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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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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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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