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Success! Alex from Kenya raised $998 to fund an elbow fracture repair.

Alex
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  • $998 raised, $0 to go
$998
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Alex's treatment was fully funded on November 18, 2020.

Photo of Alex post-operation

May 30, 2020

Alex underwent an elbow fracture repair.

Alex had a successful surgery on his left hand. He is recovering well and able to move his hand. He’ll continue to do exercises and is happy to go home from the hospital. With this surgery, Alex will be able to use his hand again and he is no longer at risk of deformity. He can now grow up like other children.

Alex’s grandfather was full of both smiles and crying with gratitude as he said: “Now I know that God sees the poor and comes to their aid, I am very grateful to those who assisted my grandson. I don’t know what I would have done but I am now happy that soon he will be able to use his hand and also avoid a deformity, which was my greatest worry.”

Alex had a successful surgery on his left hand. He is recovering well and able to move his hand. He'll continue to do exercises and is happy...

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March 17, 2020

Alex is a second grade student from Kenya. He is the second born in a family of three chidlren. Our medical partner came to learn that Alex and his siblings stay with their grandfather, who is a widower; he helps to feed them, clean them, and prepare them for school every day. Alex’s father separated from his mother and she subsequently left him with their three children. Having challenges with alcoholism, Alex’s father could not care for them and so their grandfather decided to take the children to his house and tend for them. Alex’s grandfather does hawking for a living; selling artificial flowers with little income.

In December 2019, Alex fell while playing on the bed and sustained closed fracture left elbow joint. He is in pain and cannot use his hand freely.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On March 18th, Alex will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will allow him heal and not develop a deformity. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $998 to fund this procedure.

“I look at this child and would not like to see him with a deformed hand. May God touch those people of Watsi to help him and I will appreciate it,” said Alex’s grandfather.

Alex is a second grade student from Kenya. He is the second born in a family of three chidlren. Our medical partner came to learn that Alex ...

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Alex's Timeline

  • March 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Alex was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • March 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Alex received treatment at Nazareth Hospital. 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.

  • March 18, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alex's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 30, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Alex's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 18, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Alex's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $998 for Alex's treatment
Hospital Fees
$458
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.