Success! Alex from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund achilles tendon lengthening surgery.

Alex
$1,224
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$0
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Fully funded
Alex's treatment was fully funded on May 5, 2021.
  • Alex's story
  • Alex's update
April 26, 2021

Photo of Alex post-operation

June 7, 2021

Alex underwent achilles tendon lengthening surgery so he can walk well.

Alex underwent surgery on both of his legs and it was successful! His surgery is of great impact to Alex as he will be able to walk well, st...

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Alex's Timeline

  • April 26, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Alex was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, SAFE Program Manager at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 29, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alex's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 5, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Alex's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 10, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Alex 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.

  • June 7, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Alex's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 20 donors

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Thokozani is a 23-year-old university student from Malawi. He is the fourth born in a family of ten children and the only child in his family who went on to study at the university level. Thokozani is completing a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management (Wildlife) and Eco-tourism. His higher education student loans support him, and he lives in a single-room hostel with two friends. In his free time, Thokozani enjoys watching wildlife programs and eating rice served with beef. Thokozani was born with a hernia condition, and in 2020, he started experiencing on-and-off episodes of discomfort. He visited a private hospital where they diagnosed his condition and recommended surgery, but he was unable to afford it and returned to school. In this last year, however, the pain has become too much to handle, causing him to miss classes. His worsening condition is impacting his ability to engage in daily activities and complete his education. Fortunately, Thokozani recently received a text from a friend regarding surgery support that is available with our medical partner. He immediately called the medical center and was able to see a surgeon who confirmed the diagnosis of a left inguinal hernia and the need for him to undergo surgery. A hernia is a condition in which soft tissue bulges through a weak point in the abdominal muscle. If the hernia is left untreated, the size of the protruding intestine might get bigger and become strangulated, leading to the reduction of blood flow to surrounding tissues, which may be life-threatening. Thokozani will undergo surgery on March 6th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $575 to fund the procedure. Thokozani is hopeful that this surgery will allow him to finally heal and return to school in good health. He is looking forward to his brighter future and making his family proud by being the first to complete university studies. He said, “I can’t wait to concentrate after surgery; kindly help me as I plan to finish the remaining part of my course.”

$20raised
$555to go