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Success! Jane from Kenya raised $771 to fund a fracture repair.

Jane
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  • $771 raised, $0 to go
$771
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$0
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Fully funded
Jane's treatment was fully funded on November 27, 2020.

Photo of Jane post-operation

May 27, 2020

Jane underwent a fracture repair.

Jane was admitted with right radial head fracture and underwent an excision of the radial head, which was successful. She had uneventful post-operative stay at the hospital, hence she recovered well and was discharged home three days after surgery.

Jane is scheduled for frequent physiotherapy exercises to help her flex her elbow. The initial surgery plan was to dissect down and ORIF the radial head, but the injury was eight weeks out hence the surgeon decided to use Kocher’s approach instead.

Jane shared, “It feels good going home after receiving treatment. I believe I will be able to use my hand in a few weeks. Thank you donors!”

Jane was admitted with right radial head fracture and underwent an excision of the radial head, which was successful. She had uneventful po...

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March 5, 2020

Jane is a farmer from Kenya who was well until Friday night, February 28th, when she fell on a hard ground while carrying a bunch of firewood. She visited a nearby health centre but was referred to our facility for specialized treatment secondary to severe pain and inability to stretch her hand.

Upon review, x-ray imaging indicated a radial head fracture and a radial head excision with Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) recommended by doctors. The surgery will allow her to stretch/flex her hand and continue with her normal life duties.

Jane is a peasant farmer in the upcountry, planting millet and sorghum on her farm located along the valley. The mother of 8 and a grandmother to several children, she has always worked hard to meet her children’s needs. Despite her hard work, Jane faces a lot of social challenges at home. Since her husband was murdered four years ago by unknown persons, Jane developed depression that led to partial psychosis. Due to this condition, Jane is unable to attend to her home duties like before. She no longer does farming like she used to do, now she is left in the hands of her daughter who takes care of her needs. Jane’s family is able to raise $98 only. She is requesting the rest of the funds to undergo ORIF.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On March 6th, Jane will undergo a fracture repair procedure. The surgery will reduce further complications and allow Jane be able to utilize her hand with ease. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $771 to fund this procedure.

“I hope that I will get well soon. I am missing my home,” says Jane with sweet laughter.

Jane is a farmer from Kenya who was well until Friday night, February 28th, when she fell on a hard ground while carrying a bunch of firewoo...

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Jane's Timeline

  • March 5, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jane was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 6, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jane 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.

  • March 9, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jane's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 27, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jane's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 27, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jane's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Simple)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $771 for Jane's treatment
Hospital Fees
$206
Medical Staff
$256
Medication
$52
Supplies
$231
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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Lah is a 50-year-old woman from Thailand who lives with her husband and her daughter in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. Lah is a homemaker, and her daughter is a middle school student. Her husband cannot work since he was in an accident six years ago. Her neighbor pays for her daughter’s school fees and in return, Lah shares vegetables that she grows with her neighbors. Her family receives about $35 per month on a cash card, but this income is not enough to cover their daily needs. In her free time, Lah loves praying at home and she enjoys going to church every Sunday. Starting from 2018, Lah has been experiencing dizziness, back pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, and lower abdomen pain every day. If she sits for a longer period of time, she has difficulty standing up due to the back pain. Lah cannot walk longer distances because of the pain in her lower abdomen and back. Lah has been diagnosed with myoma uteri, and is advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy. If left untreated, Lah's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Lah is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on June 16th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once she is fully recovered, Lah will no longer experience pain in her back and abdomen and will be able to sit and walk without difficulty. Lah said, “I am so happy that my condition is treatable. I will be able to live with my family for a longer time. Now that I know donors may help pay for my treatment, I would like to thank them in advance for helping me. I want to live long, and look after my daughter and my husband. I prayed and God has answered my prayers, so I am very thankful to God and your organization who helped find donors for me.”

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$1,373raised
$127to go

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