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Faith from Kenya raised $1,125 to repair her left hand.

Faith
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Faith's treatment was fully funded on September 25, 2015.

Photo of Faith post-operation

September 27, 2015

Faith received surgery to heal her fracture.

“Faith’s surgery of her left hand was a success,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, tells us. “She is currently in a cast waiting to heal.”

“I am very very happy, and appreciate the help by Watsi,” shares Faith’s father. “We are happy to see our child smile again. We are now assured of her hand recovery so that she can grow up like other children.”

"Faith's surgery of her left hand was a success," our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, tells us. "She is currently in...

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August 26, 2015

“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.

“We love Faith because she is always happy and warms our house,” Faith’s mother shares with our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare ...

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Faith's Timeline

  • August 26, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Faith was submitted by Sarah Mwangi, Program Manager at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 27, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Faith received treatment. 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.

  • September 24, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Faith's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 25, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Faith's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 27, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Faith. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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Abigael

Abigael is a joyful and smiley three-year-old and the last born in her family of four children. As her mother left for Saudi Arabia in search of a better job, Abigael’s father cares for her and her siblings. He shared that his work as a laborer means he cannot financially support four children, so Abigael’s grandparents care for her and one of her older siblings. Abigael’s grandfather was employed as a butcher but recently lost his job. Abigael has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result, Abigael has been experiencing frequent headaches and stomach aches since she was one year old. Her grandparents took her to different hospitals, but nothing helped relieve her pain. A friend referred them to another hospital, and her family raised funds for her assessment. After some scans, doctors diagnosed her condition as hydrocephalus. Without treatment, Abigael will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help Abigael finally heal. On January 13th, surgeons will drain the excess fluid from Abigael’s brain to reduce the intracranial pressure. This procedure will ​significantly improve her quality of life and help her develop into a strong, healthy young girl. AMH is requesting $720 to cover the cost of her surgery. Abigael’s grandmother shared, “We did not know that her condition was this serious, and we do not have funds to cater for her surgery.”

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$155raised
$565to go

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