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Duncan from Kenya raised $1,500 for pain-relieving spinal fusion surgery.

Duncan
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Duncan's treatment was fully funded on October 5, 2021.
October 8, 2021

Duncan underwent spinal surgery.

We received good news that Duncan underwent spinal surgery and is doing well! During his surgery, Duncan’s doctors determined that the spinal fusion portion of his procedure may not be necessary so completed a laminectomy and discectomy only. As a result of this change to a simpler procedure, his insurance coverage was able to cover his entire surgical bill. He’s grateful for our offer of support and would like another patient to be able to use the funds for the treatment they need. Thank you for your support and understanding!

We received good news that Duncan underwent spinal surgery and is doing well! During his surgery, Duncan's doctors determined that the spina...

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September 5, 2021

Duncan is a 28 year old man who is currently single and unable to work due to his condition. Duncan experienced trauma in early 2010 after a road traffic accident that caused spine injury and hearing loss. At the time of the accident, Duncan had a loss of consciousness, memory loss, and was even paraplegic at one point. He also had tinnitus in his right ear but with earlier support from Watsi donors, he got a hearing aid fitted and can now communicate well. Duncan now walks on a crutch, however, his pain worsens with movement, and radiates to his lower limbs.

Because of his condition, Duncan has been in and out of hospitals. He is supposed to visit the hospital regularly. For convenience, he currently lives with his relatives nearby in Nairobi. His parents are elderly farmers in his ancestral home in Kisii in rural Kenya.

Duncan is currently struggling to walk. An MRI exam identified canal stenosis and bone degeneration, so doctors have recommended surgery. He is scheduled for L4/5, L5/S1 Decompression, and Spine Fusion to avert chances of being immobile for the rest of his life. The hospital is requesting $1,500 to perform his surgery and his health insurance coverage will not cover this care. He currently relies on well-wishers to pay for his medical bills.

Duncan told us, “I cannot walk well without support. I am also in pain and very uncomfortable. I hope to get better soon.”

Duncan is a 28 year old man who is currently single and unable to work due to his condition. Duncan experienced trauma in early 2010 after a...

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Duncan's Timeline

  • September 5, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Duncan was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 6, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Duncan was scheduled to receive 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.

  • September 7, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Duncan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 8, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Duncan is no longer raising funds.

  • October 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Duncan's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
Spinal Fusion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,245 for Duncan's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,745 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,476
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$107
Supplies
$0
Labs
$112
Other
$550

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Godwin

Godwin is three-month-old baby boy and the last born child in a family of two children. Godwin's parents are small-scale farmers and his father has a small shop where he sells fruits and vegetables. His parents have spent all their savings seeking treatment for Godwin. However, their savings were not enough to fund his medical bills and so they resorted to borrowing from their friends and relatives. They are still in debt and can no longer find any money to pay for their son's shunt revision surgery that he needs to treat his worrying condition. Godwin has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Godwin has been experiencing an increased size of his head due to fluid accumulation. Without treatment, Godwin will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $765 to cover the cost of surgery for Godwin that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on October 13th and will drain the excess fluid from Godwin's brain. This will reduce the intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Godwin will develop into a strong, healthy young boy. Godwin’s mother says “We can no longer raise the money needed to cover our son’s treatment. We are in debt and we have no one to run to, please help us."

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$669raised
$96to go

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