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Success! Kathure from Kenya raised $1,176 to fund burn treatment for her legs.

Kathure
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  • $1,176 raised, $0 to go
$1,176
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Kathure's treatment was fully funded on October 29, 2020.

Photo of Kathure post-operation

November 4, 2020

Kathure underwent burn treatment for her legs.

Kathure’s surgery was successful with no complications. Since her burn contractures were affecting how she walked, the surgery has vastly improved her ability to walk and greatly has improved her self-esteem.

Kathure’s guardian shared with us, “Thanks to this surgery, we hope she can continue to grow normally as she becomes an adult.”

Kathure's surgery was successful with no complications. Since her burn contractures were affecting how she walked, the surgery has vastly im...

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March 31, 2020

Kathure is a 13-year-old student from central Kenya who lives at a rescue centre near her village. She is mentally challenged and shares a condition with others in her family. At the rescue centre, all her expenses are met by the organization, but they do not have medical insurances for the children.

In 2018, Kathure scantly recalls preparing meals for her siblings when her dress caught fire. She could not remove it instantly thus suffering severe burns. She had one surgery at a hospital near her home and she has healed with burn contractures developing. As she is growing, she has bodily changes that are strained by the contractures.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Kathure receive treatment. On April 13th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her walk more easily again. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,176 procedure.

Kathure’s guardian says, “Our hope is to see Kathure grow like any other normal girl especially during these critical teenage years.”

Kathure is a 13-year-old student from central Kenya who lives at a rescue centre near her village. She is mentally challenged and shares a c...

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Kathure's Timeline

  • March 31, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kathure was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 31, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kathure's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 27, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kathure received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • October 29, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kathure's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 4, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kathure's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,176 for Kathure's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,144
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$9
Supplies
$0
Labs
$23

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Him is a 40-year-old woman who used to work in the market near her home. She is married to a rice farmer and has two sons and one daughter. Her sons are 15 and 12 years old, her daughter is 6 years old. Him enjoys cooking for her family, walking her daughter to and from school, and watching Khmer movies. She was a clothes seller at the market, but stopped after her injury. Last August, Him was in a traffic accident and fractured the bone in her right upper arm. She went to a government hospital for surgery to repair the bone. She left soon after the operation because they couldn't afford the cost to stay, even though her fracture had not yet healed well. Now she has an open wound, feels poorly, and cannot use her arm. A neighbor suggested Him visit Children's Surgical Centre for further treatment. She and her family traveled two hours to the hospital, where surgeons diagnosed a Volkmann contracture, which occurs when there is a lack of blood flow to the forearm. There is increased pressure due to swelling, a condition called compartment syndrome. Surgeons have determined they are not able to save her arm and plan to do an above-the-elbow amputation. The total cost of his procedure is $446, which covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. The procedure is scheduled for March 10th and Him needs help to pay for this procedure. Him shared, "I hope after surgery I won't have pain or infection anymore. This treatment will help me in the future to work to support my family."

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Him

Him is a 40-year-old woman who used to work in the market near her home. She is married to a rice farmer and has two sons and one daughter. Her sons are 15 and 12 years old, her daughter is 6 years old. Him enjoys cooking for her family, walking her daughter to and from school, and watching Khmer movies. She was a clothes seller at the market, but stopped after her injury. Last August, Him was in a traffic accident and fractured the bone in her right upper arm. She went to a government hospital for surgery to repair the bone. She left soon after the operation because they couldn't afford the cost to stay, even though her fracture had not yet healed well. Now she has an open wound, feels poorly, and cannot use her arm. A neighbor suggested Him visit Children's Surgical Centre for further treatment. She and her family traveled two hours to the hospital, where surgeons diagnosed a Volkmann contracture, which occurs when there is a lack of blood flow to the forearm. There is increased pressure due to swelling, a condition called compartment syndrome. Surgeons have determined they are not able to save her arm and plan to do an above-the-elbow amputation. The total cost of his procedure is $446, which covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. The procedure is scheduled for March 10th and Him needs help to pay for this procedure. Him shared, "I hope after surgery I won't have pain or infection anymore. This treatment will help me in the future to work to support my family."

17% funded

17%funded
$79raised
$367to go