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Success! Jane from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund a hip fracture repair procedure.

Jane
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Jane's treatment was fully funded on January 10, 2021.

Photo of Jane post-operation

January 11, 2021

Jane underwent a hip fracture repair procedure.

At the early hours of the morning, Jane called our local Watsi rep inform them that she had been discharged home and she couldn’t hide her joy and the excitement of leaving the hospital.

Her doctors had recommended a revision of her fracture repair of her left femur to enable her to walk without using crutches. Jane had a failed implant, forcing the hardware to be removed. Her surgery was successful and everything went well as planned.

Jane feels relieved and says her pain has been greatly reduced. She is also relieved she doesn’t need any more surgery, but will return for follow-up to make sure she is healing.

Jane says, “I can’t hide my excitement that I’m going home after a successful surgery. Thank you for your help and support.”

At the early hours of the morning, Jane called our local Watsi rep inform them that she had been discharged home and she couldn’t hide her j...

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November 11, 2020

Jane is a 70-year-old kiosk owner from Kenya. She is a former civil servant who was released from government duty in 2000. Since then, she has since been running a small kiosk that sells vegetables and other groceries.

In March 2019, Jane suffered a fracture on her left distal femur with intraarticular extension, meaning the break crossed into the surface of a joint. To remedy this, she underwent surgery with a locking plate. However, the fracture has not healed properly, which threatens her mobility. Doctors are now recommending a another fracture repair surgery to prevent future complications of her condition, including inability to walk.

However, this procedure is costly for Jane. The profit she earns from her small business is not enough to cover her basic needs, let alone her medical bills. Jane has been relying on a small government pension to get by. She separated from her husband over 30 years ago and has since been raising her only son alone. Her son is an adult, but lacks a stable job and works as a casual laborer to make ends meet. Thus, Jane is appealing for financial help.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On November 11th, Jane will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After recovering, she will no longer have difficulties in walking or be in constant pain. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Jane shared, “I need this surgery to get back on my feet. I am the one taking care of my grandkids since my son has no job. This procedure will help me be able to go get vegetables from the market so that I can sell and continue my business.”

Jane is a 70-year-old kiosk owner from Kenya. She is a former civil servant who was released from government duty in 2000. Since then, she h...

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Jane's Timeline

  • November 11, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jane was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 12, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jane 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.

  • November 13, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jane's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 10, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jane's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jane's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,526 for Jane's treatment
Subsidies fund $26 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,289
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$73
Supplies
$0
Labs
$64
Other
$100

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