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Success! Francis from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Francis
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  • $1,049 raised, $0 to go
$1,049
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Francis's treatment was fully funded on August 5, 2021.

Photo of Francis post-operation

July 14, 2021

Francis underwent fracture repair surgery.

The treatment for Francis was successful! His leg fracture was repaired and surgery went well. By the time he was discharged home, he could walk using crutches. Francis’ other injuries had also healed well and the family was very happy. With this treatment, Francis would not experience further complications and his leg can fully heal. Once he is completely recovered, Francis will resume his hawking business and support his family.

With a bold smile restored, Francis said, “I don’t know what I would have done without this help. As a family, we are very grateful to those who assisted us and all of you. May God bless you. I am looking forward to going back to my job soon.”

The treatment for Francis was successful! His leg fracture was repaired and surgery went well. By the time he was discharged home, he could ...

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May 31, 2021

Francis is a 48-year-old hawker and a married father of two children, ages 12 and 14. Francis sells a variety of items like pencils and books in Nairobi. His wife is a cook at a nearby school, but unfortunately, due to COVID-19 she has been staying home with no salary.

On the evening of Thursday, May 27, Francis was a passenger on a motorbike that was hit by a speeding car as they entered an intersection. He sustained injuries to his head and mouth and fractured his right leg. He was brought to our medical partner’s care center where he received stitches in his head and an x-ray showed that he has a fractured tibia and fibula. The surgeon recommended that Francis undergo a fracture repair procedure. If not treated, he will continue to experience pain, and the bones could heal in a suboptimal position.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On June 3rd, Francis will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Francis will be free from the pain, the fracture will heal and he will be able to resume work. Now, AMH is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

Francis shared, “I will appreciate very much any help because I have no way to raise the money needed for the surgery. I hope to get well and assist my wife in taking care of our family.”

Francis is a 48-year-old hawker and a married father of two children, ages 12 and 14. Francis sells a variety of items like pencils and book...

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Francis's Timeline

  • May 31, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Francis was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 3, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Francis 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.

  • June 7, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Francis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 14, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Francis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 5, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Francis's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Klo

Klo is a 33-year-old man who lives with his wife in a village on the border of Thailand and Burma. He and is his wife are subsistence farmers, growing rice on rented land. Sometimes they work as day laborers when they can find extra work. However, due to a number of COVID cases around their area, they cannot find work right now. Late afternoon on 20 November 2021, Klo climbed a tree to pick cat tongue fruit, a type of local vegetable. Suddenly, the branch he was holding onto broke, and he fell out of the tree breaking both his wrists. Currently, both of Klo's wrists hurt badly. He cannot move his hands nor lift his arms up. He feels a bit better when he takes pain medication. He cannot dress himself and someone has to feed him and help him when he goes to the bathroom. He's worried that he cannot work on his farm since the accident. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Klo will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for November 26th and will cost $1,500. After surgery, he will be able to work on his farm again and he will no longer need someone to help him do everything such as eat and dress himself. Klo said, "I feel stressful that I cannot work during this time when I have to harvest. My wife has to work by herself and now also has to look after me. When I learned the large amount my treatment would cost, I felt hopeless. But when I learned from BCMF that donors would help me, I felt so happy and relieved! Thank you so much to all of the donors!"

58% funded

58%funded
$876raised
$624to go