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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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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