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Success! Gilbert from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund a fracture surgery to help him walk again.

Gilbert
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  • $1,049 raised, $0 to go
$1,049
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$0
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Fully funded
Gilbert's treatment was fully funded on March 27, 2021.

Photo of Gilbert post-operation

March 30, 2021

Gilbert underwent a fracture surgery to help him walk again.

Gilbert had successful fracture surgery on his right leg. He recovered well post-operatively and by the second day, he could easily use crutches to walk. As soon as he is fully healed, Gilbert will be able to resume his work and be able to support himself and his baby.

Glibert shared, “I like this hospital a lot. It feels like you are at home. I am also very grateful to those who have supported me to have this surgery. I pray that God may bless them all. Soon, I will be very happy when my leg will be fully healed, I will be able to go back to work and care for my baby. Even now, I can’t wait to go home since I left my baby under the care of neighbors.”

Gilbert had successful fracture surgery on his right leg. He recovered well post-operatively and by the second day, he could easily use crut...

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February 7, 2021

Gilbert is a hard working 48-year-old man from Kiambu, on the outskirts of Nairobi. His family is from both Kenya and Rwanda and he is the second born in a family of four. Gilbert has been working as a labourer at construction sites. He was married but separated with his wife and he is now raising their small child who is in kindergarten with the help of his neighbors.

On Monday 25th January, while checking a tank at a construction site, Gilbert slipped and fell. He sustained a closed fracture of the right tibia and was brought to Nazareth Hospital. He needs a fracture repair surgery but his income is not sufficient to meet the cost of the surgery. If not treated Gilbert may have difficulty walking, may not be able to go back to work, and his leg may heal with a deformity.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On February 8th, Gilbert will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will correct the fracture, allow him walk with ease and free of pain. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

“I have no family member around, yet I have to work to support myself and my child. I kindly request for help so that I may be well to take care of my baby,” said Gilbert.

Gilbert is a hard working 48-year-old man from Kiambu, on the outskirts of Nairobi. His family is from both Kenya and Rwanda and he is the s...

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Gilbert's Timeline

  • February 7, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Gilbert was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 11, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gilbert received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • February 14, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gilbert's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 27, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gilbert's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 30, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Gilbert's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,049 for Gilbert's treatment
Hospital Fees
$459
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31
Other
$50

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