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Success! Anita from Kenya raised $968 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Anita
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  • $968 raised, $0 to go
$968
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Anita's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2019.

Photo of Anita post-operation

February 12, 2019

Anita underwent fracture repair surgery.

She can now move and stand comfortably.

Anita says, “It always feels good to be treated, walk out of the hospital knowing that my life have changed after sustaining a severe injury. I am eager to go and continue with farming and even come up with a business to boost my family financially.”

She can now move and stand comfortably. Anita says, “It always feels good to be treated, walk out of the hospital knowing that my life h...

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December 28, 2018

Anita is a mother from Kenya. She has four children and works as a farmer.

One week ago, Anita injured her right leg. She is unable to walk or stand using her right leg because of the broken bone.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 3, Anita will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help her walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure.

Anita says, “My prayer is to get healed so that I can provide for my children. I am a hardworking woman. I do everything to save my family from poverty.”

Anita is a mother from Kenya. She has four children and works as a farmer. One week ago, Anita injured her right leg. She is unable to w...

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Anita's Timeline

  • December 28, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Anita was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • January 2, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Anita's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 6, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Anita received treatment at AIC Kapsowar Hospital. 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.

  • January 27, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Anita's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Anita's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 32 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $968 for Anita's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$359
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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