Meet another patient

Watsi logo blueWatsi

Alex from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund a corrective surgery for his knee condition.

Alex
100%
  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Alex's treatment was fully funded on March 29, 2021.
April 8, 2021

Alex did not yet undergo his knee surgery as he first needs other treatment.

Alex was admitted to the hospital for treatment for his knee condition known as bilateral genu valgum. When the surgeons began to review his health closer, they determined he may have renal disease and was referred to a nephrologist for important treatment. His surgery for his knees has been postponed so that the medical team can ensure he is healthy enough to undergo treatment. We hope to be able to support his case soon, thank you for your understanding and support.

Alex was admitted to the hospital for treatment for his knee condition known as bilateral genu valgum. When the surgeons began to review his...

Read more
February 17, 2021

Alex is a young boy from Kenya. He is the second born of two children to a single mother. Alex’s family comes from a humble and hard working background. Currently, they depend on the financial support of Alex’s grandmother, who is a farmer.

For the last two years, Alex has had bilateral genu valgus, or knock-knees. This causes his knees to touch as he walks around, and hinders his ability to walk. Alex is no longer able to walk upright without any support. He was referred to our Medical Partner Care Center AIC Cure International Hospital by a nun who takes care of needy families in his neighborhood.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Alex receive treatment. Alex is scheduled to undergo a corrective surgery for his condition on February 22nd at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, he will hopefully be able to walk without any difficulty. This procedure will cost $1,224, and will cover the cost of supplies and care. Alex’s family is unable to raise funds for his surgery and appeals for financial support.

Sr Mary, the nun who referred Alex, shared, “We will appreciate any kind of support for Alex to walk and continue with a normal life like other children.”

Alex is a young boy from Kenya. He is the second born of two children to a single mother. Alex's family comes from a humble and hard working...

Read more

Alex's Timeline

  • February 17, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 22, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Alex was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Cure International 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 22, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alex's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 8, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Alex is no longer raising funds.

  • April 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Alex's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,224 for Alex's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47
Other
$59

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Titus

Titus is a 22-year-old motorcyclist and is the sixth born in a family of nine: six boys and three girls. His father earns wages from farming and working in other people’s farms, while his mother takes care of their house and family. They live in a two-roomed iron-built house in their village. Two months ago, Titus was involved in a road accident. He was riding a motorcycle that lost brake power and fell into a ditch. Titus sustained lacerations on his knee and fractured his right patella, and was rushed to a nearby district hospital where he was sutured and discharged home. Three weeks later, when he tried to stretch his leg, his wound opened and an X-Ray imaging of his leg revealed an open patella fracture. The doctor has recommended open reduction and internal fixation surgery and skin grafting to avoid further complications and further wound infection. Currently, Titus is in pain and has to use a walking frame to get around. His parents have desperately searched for a solution, but their socioeconomic status with the family of many children in school with fees has limited the options of helping Titus. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 13th, Titus will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will relieve him of his pain and he'll be able to use his leg once he recovers. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Titus shared, "My biggest hope is to get an opportunity to be treated so that I can go home to better my life.”

54% funded

54%funded
$626raised
$519to go
Grace

Grace is a two-month-old baby and the second born in a family of two children. Their family lives in a small rented house in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. Her father is the bread winner of the family but he is not employed formally. He does casual electrical jobs and work is hard to come by. Her mother used to sell clothes before she was expecting her baby. Their family does not have national health insurance coverage and cannot raise the required funds for their daughter’s surgery. Grace has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. Grace was born pre-maturely at Kijabe Hospital and was admitted in the nursery for close monitoring and extra care. After spending two weeks in nursery, she was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. At the time, there was not a neuro surgeon locally who could help and she was not stable enough to be referred to another facility. She has been doing well now, and a shunt surgery is scheduled to happen tomorrow as an urgent surgery to help treat her condition. Without treatment, Grace will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Grace that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 12th and will drain the excess fluid from Grace's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Grace will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Grace’s mother says, “At first I was shocked when I heard about the condition and found it hard for us, but we believe all will be well.”

27% funded

27%funded
$197raised
$523to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Titus

Titus is a 22-year-old motorcyclist and is the sixth born in a family of nine: six boys and three girls. His father earns wages from farming and working in other people’s farms, while his mother takes care of their house and family. They live in a two-roomed iron-built house in their village. Two months ago, Titus was involved in a road accident. He was riding a motorcycle that lost brake power and fell into a ditch. Titus sustained lacerations on his knee and fractured his right patella, and was rushed to a nearby district hospital where he was sutured and discharged home. Three weeks later, when he tried to stretch his leg, his wound opened and an X-Ray imaging of his leg revealed an open patella fracture. The doctor has recommended open reduction and internal fixation surgery and skin grafting to avoid further complications and further wound infection. Currently, Titus is in pain and has to use a walking frame to get around. His parents have desperately searched for a solution, but their socioeconomic status with the family of many children in school with fees has limited the options of helping Titus. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 13th, Titus will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will relieve him of his pain and he'll be able to use his leg once he recovers. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Titus shared, "My biggest hope is to get an opportunity to be treated so that I can go home to better my life.”

54% funded

54%funded
$626raised
$519to go