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Success! Simon from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund life-changing surgery to alleviate his pain and help him walk easier.

Simon
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Simon's treatment was fully funded on December 12, 2022.

Photo of Simon post-operation

December 24, 2022

Simon underwent life-changing surgery to alleviate his pain and help him walk.

Simon underwent successful surgery! He recovered in the hospital for a few days before returning home. After two years of pain, Simon is hopeful about his ability to walk again soon, finally without the use of a walking stick.

Simon shared, “I could not walk due to my condition. I hope to be fine now that I have been treated. Thank you for the support.”

Simon underwent successful surgery! He recovered in the hospital for a few days before returning home. After two years of pain, Simon is hop...

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July 7, 2022

Simon is a 20-year-old who, since he was a little boy, he has worked selling goods at a nearby open market. He has no stable source of income and is currently unable to work due to his medical condition. His single mother is unable to support him. Fortunately, his friend is allowing him to stay in their single room close to the city market.

Two years ago, Simon began experiencing pain in his left knee, causing him to limp as he walked. His pain eventually spread to his hip. He now cannot walk without a walking stick and has an infected hip and knee, which are limiting his mobility. After receiving a CT scan, Simon was diagnosed with septic arthritis, which is inflammation of a joint caused by an infection, and sequelae of the hip.

In hopes to help his condition, Simon visited visited Kenyatta National Hospital. He has since been on medical follow-up for septic arthritis at the facility without any surgical intervention. He eventually had to stop attending the follow-up clinics due to a lack of financial resources.

Fortunately, a friend told Simon about our medical partner’s care center, and he traveled there to receive treatment. Now, Simon is scheduled to undergo a treatment on July 8th. This will hopefully finally help heal his condition and relieve his pain. Our medical partner is requesting $1,500 to fund his treatment.

Simon shares, “I can barely move my leg without support from this walking stick. My hip is painful and my knee is just unbearable. I cannot work in my condition and therefore am struggling to survive.”

Simon is a 20-year-old who, since he was a little boy, he has worked selling goods at a nearby open market. He has no stable source of incom...

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Simon's Timeline

  • July 7, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Simon was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 8, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Simon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 14, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Simon 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.

  • December 12, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Simon's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 24, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Simon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Sequestrectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,614 for Simon's treatment
Subsidies fund $114 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,123
Medical Staff
$67
Medication
$61
Supplies
$233
Labs
$23
Radiology
$30
Other
$77

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