“We love Faith because she is always happy and warms our house,” Faith’s mother shares with our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Faith, a smiling four-year-old girl, lives with her parents and two siblings in Kenya.
Faith has a fracture on her left humerus—causing her pain and an “inability to use her left hand,” AMHF explains. Without treatment, Faith risks the chance of the bones growing back improperly and permanently losing use of her left hand.
The family depends on their father’s modest income earned as a “casual laborer at Kenya’s main lighting company.” Given that Faith’s father’s earnings “are barely adequate enough to meet his family’s basic needs,” there is no extra money to afford the cost of Faith’s treatment.
With $1,125 in Watsi funding, Faith will receive an open reduction and internal fixation operation. This is a two-part surgery that will repair Faith’s broken humerus. First, the broken bones will be fitted back into place. Next, metal rods and plates will be inserted—allowing the bones to heal correctly without shifting.
Included in the total cost of treatment, Faith will stay at the hospital for two weeks during which she will work closely with a physiotherapist for ten days.
With this procedure, AMHF expects, “Faith’s left hand will heal and she will regain its use.”
“We hope she will get help and her hand will be well. We just want to see her growing without any disability like other children,” Faith’s father shares.