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November 25, 2019

Brian is 16 years old and the second born in a family of four children in Kenya. His mother used to look after the cerebral palsy children at the cerebral palsy society of Kenya but is currently at home while his father is a hawker in Nairobi.

Brian was born without any complications but at the age of one he suffered from malaria and while on treatment the doctors confirmed he had cerebral palsy. He can neither walk nor sit upright. His mother often takes him to a therapy session 3 times a week to avoid stiffness of his hand and leg.

“Last week Brian started crying uncontrollably. I noticed a swelling on his hip and we immediately took him to Mama Lucy Kibaki hospitals. An x-ray was taken and showed a fracture on his femur, so we were referred to CURE hospital for specialized care,” Brian’s mother told us.

Currently Brian is in pain and discomfort as he cannot stretch his foot further. Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo hip repair surgery. This treatment will be good as it will stabilize and heal the broken bone as well as re-align the bone. It will enhance his mobility once he heals and reduce his pain.

Brian’s father shared, “I am kindly requesting for support; my joy would be to see my son without pain and walking like other children. God bless you.”

Brian is 16 years old and the second born in a family of four children in Kenya. His mother used to look after the cerebral palsy children a...

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Brian's Timeline

  • November 25, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Brian was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • November 27, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Brian received treatment at AIC Cure International Hospital. 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.

  • November 29, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Brian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 21, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Brian's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Brian is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

Treatment
Open/Closed Hip Reduction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,231 for Brian's treatment
Hospital Fees
$136
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$291
Supplies
$427
Labs
$37
Radiology
$27

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