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Success! Nickson from Kenya raised $1,016 to fund knee surgery.

Nickson
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  • $1,016 raised, $0 to go
$1,016
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$0
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Fully funded
Nickson's treatment was fully funded on May 16, 2021.

Photo of Nickson post-operation

April 11, 2021

Nickson underwent knee surgery.

Nickson underwent a successful ORIF surgery after sustaining a severe right patella fracture. Nickson had an uneventful stay in the hospital and he is so pleased by the results of the surgery. Nickson explained that before the procedure, he had a lot of pain, but now he feels much better than before. Without donor support for surgery, Nickson could not afford to pay any hospital fees, so he is grateful for this opportunity. Nickson is looking forward to a fast recovery so that he can return to his work of milk delivery and continue supporting his young family.

Nickson shared, “Thank you for giving me the strength to find the positive in my situation. The surgery has allowed me to walk well again.”

Nickson underwent a successful ORIF surgery after sustaining a severe right patella fracture. Nickson had an uneventful stay in the hospital...

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February 26, 2021

Nickson is a milk vendor from Kenya. A few months ago, he married his wife and now they are expecting their firstborn baby. His wife is a housewife and they live in a mud house on a farm. Nickson was not able to go to college, so he decided to become a milk vendor so that he could provide for his young and growing family.

In December 2020, Nickson was involved in a road traffic accident - he was riding a motorcycle when he collided with an oncoming lorry truck. He was rushed to the district hospital where he had a cast applied and was then discharged home. However, two weeks ago, he started having pain while he was walking. A friend referred Nickson to a local medical facility. Nickson was examined and sent for an x-ray which revealed that he had fractured his knee. Right now, Nickson has trouble standing on his right foot or flexing his knee.

Fortunately, surgeons at our Medical Partner, African Mission Healthcare, can help Nickson, and they are requesting $1,016 to fund his procedure. On March 3rd, Nickson will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk more easily again.

Nickson says, “My hope is to receive treatment, be well, and continue supporting my young family.”

Nickson is a milk vendor from Kenya. A few months ago, he married his wife and now they are expecting their firstborn baby. His wife is a ho...

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Nickson's Timeline

  • February 26, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 1, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nickson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 16, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nickson received 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.

  • April 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nickson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 16, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nickson's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,016 for Nickson's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$358
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13
Other
$49

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