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Success! Richard from Kenya raised $998 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Richard
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  • $998 raised, $0 to go
$998
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Richard's treatment was fully funded on September 23, 2018.

Photo of Richard post-operation

July 20, 2018

Richard underwent fracture repair surgery.

Richard received successful ORIF and is recovering well. He is able to walk using crutches and has gone home feeling very happy.

He says, “Now I will soon start working again and earn to support them. God bless Watsi.”

Richard received successful ORIF and is recovering well. He is able to walk using crutches and has gone home feeling very happy. He says...

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July 11, 2018

Richard is a laborer from Kenya. He is married and a father of two children.

One day in June, as Richard was going home from work, he was hit by a vehicle and sustained an open fracture of his right tibia bone. He is not able to walk and uses a wheelchair to move.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On July 12, Richard will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily again and go back to work once he is fully recovered. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $998 to fund this procedure.

“I have a lot of pain and am afraid to delay the surgery. My family is still very young and require my support. Kindly help me so that I can be well again to earn for my family,” he says.

Richard is a laborer from Kenya. He is married and a father of two children. One day in June, as Richard was going home from work, he wa...

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Richard's Timeline

  • July 11, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 11, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Richard's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 12, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Richard received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • July 20, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Richard's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 23, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Richard's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $998 for Richard's treatment
Hospital Fees
$458
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31

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Myat

Myat is a two-month-old boy who lives with his family in Hpa-An Town, Karen State, Burma. His father passed away when his mother was two months pregnant with him. Myat’s mother is a homemaker and she takes care of him at home. All of his sister and brothers are students. Myat’s grandfather drives a tricycle taxi. On 6 June 2019, Myat was born without any complications at HGH. Since he was born, his mother noticed that he has been passing white coloured stools, but she did not do anything about it because she thought it was normal. When he was just over a month old, his mother noticed that Myat’s navel was bigger than normal. His mother then took him to HGH. The doctor examined his navel and told his mother not to worry too much and he also told her come back if it becomes bigger. A few days later, Myat’s mother noticed that his navel has become bigger and his mother took him to the hospital again. The doctor again took a look at Myat’s navel and advised his mother to take him to a hospital in Yangon for treatment. However, Myat’s mother did not have money to go to Yangon. On 6 September 2019 Myat received an X-ray at Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) and was given a diagnosis of a bulging navel and biliary atresia, a childhood disease of the liver in which one or more bile ducts are abnormally narrow, blocked, or absent. Currently, Myat still passes white coloured stools. He also has a bulging navel which never goes away. His mother is very much worried for him, especially that she just learned about his liver disease. Myat’s mother said, “I would like him to be like other children. I feel bad for him but at the same time happy that an organization Burma Children Medical Fund will help him for his treatment.”

51% funded

51%funded
$775raised
$725to go

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