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Success! Robson from Kenya raised $840 to fund burn treatment so he can use his hand.

Robson
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  • $840 raised, $0 to go
$840
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Robson's treatment was fully funded on September 12, 2021.

Photo of Robson post-operation

August 25, 2021

Robson underwent burn treatment so he can use his hand.

Robson underwent surgery successfully to treat his burns. This care is of great impact to Robson because he will be able to use his fingers and hands well just like other children.

“I am grateful to God for my son to undergo surgery through the help of the donors. May the almighty God continue to bless you,” Robinson’s mother told us.

Robson underwent surgery successfully to treat his burns. This care is of great impact to Robson because he will be able to use his fingers ...

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June 23, 2021

Robson is a friendly and calm baby. He is the youngest sibling of the family, and they all live in an urban settlement in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. Robson’s mother takes care of their family and home while his father used to be a cook, but was laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

While his mother was outside washing clothes, Robson was in his grandmother’s grass-thatched house in their village. Suddenly, a mattress caught fire, causing burns on Robson’s face and fingers. The burns led to contractures on the fingers, so that Robson is unable to hold things and use his fingers well.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH), is helping Robson receive treatment. On July 17th, surgeons from the care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery. Now, AMH is requesting $840 to help fund this procedure.

“I hope and pray that with the assistance accorded to my son, he will be able to hold things and start crawling with support as he learns to walk,” Robson’s mother told us.

Robson is a friendly and calm baby. He is the youngest sibling of the family, and they all live in an urban settlement in Nairobi, the capit...

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Robson's Timeline

  • June 23, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 26, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Robson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 17, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Robson received 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.

  • August 25, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Robson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 12, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Robson's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 31 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release with or without Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $840 for Robson's treatment
Hospital Fees
$209
Medical Staff
$157
Medication
$163
Supplies
$234
Labs
$37
Other
$40

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Maria

Maria is a 70-year-old farmer. She shared that she lost her husband in 1999 and is the mother of six children who she has worked hard to raise well. She has three daughters and three sons, all married and small-scale farmers. Maria was not able to attend school when she was young because she was a refugee from Congo. Her family was always on the move, so she never had the opportunity to attend school. She's earned a living from farming and grows food crops like sorghum, maize, and rice. She has limited land, but when she has a small surplus, she is able to sell the crops to generate income for her family. Maria is a religious, jolly, and happy person and is proud to serve as a leader of the Holy Mary community in her village. She shared that praying the rosary is her passion. Two years back, Maria started feeling her uterus drop. It wasn’t painful, which never made her seek medical treatment, but recently, the pain became worse, accompanied by backaches, abdominal pain, and other symptoms. She first went to Kambuga hospital, where she was examined, diagnosed, and recommended for surgical treatment. However, she never managed to undergo her surgery due to limited finances. After sharing how she feels with a friend, she learned of our medical partner's surgical support program at Nyakibale Hospital, and this gave her a breath of hope that she could be supported. She traveled there and after examination, she was diagnosed with uterine prolapse. The doctors have recommended a total hysterectomy treatment to heal her condition. However, her income is too limited to enable her to afford the cost of her surgery and she appeals for support. Maria says, "I believe that the Lord will again do for me as he has always been for me. I hope to get much better once operated and continue with farming to sustain my family. "

31% funded

31%funded
$76raised
$167to go

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