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Prince from Ghana raised $1,500 to get healthy.

Prince
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Prince's treatment was fully funded on February 28, 2014.

Photo of Prince post-operation

February 12, 2015

Prince received surgery to treat congenital scoliosis.

Bonsu says, “I thank you all and I appreciate everything you have done for me.”

Bonsu says, "I thank you all and I appreciate everything you have done for me."...

January 28, 2014

“Prince is a charismatic young boy who has high hopes for his future,” a doctor at Ortho FOCUS, a Watsi medical partner, described. Prince hails from Ghana, where he lives with his parents and two siblings. He enjoys playing football and loves to read. He is currently a student in the sixth grade, and hopes to one day become a doctor.

Prince has dealt with scoliosis since birth, causing him difficulty while walking and performing daily tasks. The doctor reports: “His condition has worsened quite a bit, and it is progressively making life more difficult for him. We are hopeful that successful surgery will return him to an active and long-lasting life.”

Surgical intervention will reduce side effects from the deformity, alleviate pain, and prevent further bending of the spine. The doctors predict a positive outcome that will allow Prince to return to a healthy, active lifestyle. Let’s raise the $1500 needed to give Prince a better quality of life!

"Prince is a charismatic young boy who has high hopes for his future," a doctor at Ortho FOCUS, a Watsi medical partner, described. Prince h...

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Prince's Timeline

  • January 28, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Prince was submitted by Meghan Wood at Ortho FOCOS.

  • February 16, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Prince's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 28, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Prince's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 10, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Prince 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.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Prince. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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Rose

Rose is a retried woman who used to work as a junior officer at the county government in Machakos in Kenya. Her husband is also retired, and they both now spend their time farming at their ancestral home to provide food for their family. Together, they have one daughter who is currently attending secondary school. Their family does not have a stable source of income. Rose was involved in a motorbike accident two weeks ago, and she was rushed to a nearby facility. There, she was treated for pain and discharged, but she later developed a blister on her right leg which burst and worsened into a wound. After attempting to clean the wound at home with no improvement, one of Rose's relatives advised her to visit Kijabe Hospital. On June 21st, she visited the facility and underwent two debridement surgeries where they removed damaged and infected tissue in her leg. However, her wound still needs care, as well as skin graft surgery. Due to financial constraints, Rose has not been able to pay for her medical coverage since she retired. She accrued a bill that she has been unable to clear, and as a result, she cannot afford her third procedure. Rose currently experiences pain due to her injury, and she is unable to use her right leg or walk. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Rose receive treatment. On July 4th, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure to get rid of the infection and help her walk again. Now, Rose needs help to fund this $1,185 procedure. Rose shares, “I haven’t been able to walk since the accident. The leg was so swollen and infected. I am scared I might lose my leg if not treated.”

58% funded

58%funded
$697raised
$488to go

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